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She's Warming Up To Us

by bill - 2007-12-09 02:45:58 ( in family, adoption, holmes, travel) [php version] rebuild

We had her laughing, smiling and giggling today. I pushed her around on the three-wheeler, then "flew" her around the room. She even let us chase her around, and it didn't scare her when I chased her!

She seemed more comfortable with Tara than she was with me today, so that's good. They can do "girlie" things together, you know.

I forgot to mention, but I think yesterday she told me I was smart, "oomNEETsa." Probably because I'm always telling her that. I'm always telling her how pretty she is, too.

So, it was a very good day with Elizabeth. Tomorrow, our visit is in the afternoon. Up until now, it's always been in the mornings, ending at her lunch time.

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    I am glad Elizabeth is settling in with you and Tara. Time helps all things -- how could a child not love the two of you! Enjoy your daughter.

- Dawn, 2007-12-04 02:15:58

    I am so glad that things are going well for you, Tara and especially Elizabeth. We are very anxious to meet her once you have her home and settled. Have you found out what her favorite colors are? Does she have a song or nursery rhyme that she enjoys?? Enjoy and cuddle often with her!

- Amy, 2007-12-04 03:48:02

    Be honest, you slathered yourselves with scent of chocolate, right? Well, you gotta do what you gotta do, haha! How's the atmosphere now that the elections are over? I know a certain history teacher that would love some postcards or good pics. I know ya'll are busy!

- Auntie Em, 2007-12-04 13:15:47

    We're living in our own little shell created by our inability to understand what people are saying. So, as far as we can tell, the atmosphere here is the same as it was before the election: people just going about their daily lives.

- bill, 2007-12-04 18:48:37

    You are smart Bill. At least your daughter know that about you ;)

- Jeannie, 2007-12-05 14:16:01

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Here is the complete blog of the adoption experience in paperback form, Russian Adoption: From Nashville to Astrakhan and Back (PDF). And here is the fictionalized, future "homeland tour" (action adventure) version in various forms: on Kindle, various electronic formats, and in paperback.

This Time Next Week -- Preparation for Our First Trip to Russia -- Travel Day -- The Day Before -- Tuesday (10/2/2007) -- In the Air -- We're in Moscow -- Adoption Videos -- -- First Time in Moscow -- It's Only Monday? -- Check-Out Time -- We're in Astrakhan -- What a Day -- It's a Girl It's a Girl -- Great Visit -- Sights of Astrakhan -- Wednesday in Astrakhan -- Last Visit for a While -- Thursday in Astrakhan -- Another Great Visit -- We're Home -- Back in Atlanta -- Round Two -- Skora Mweh Tam Boojum -- Elizabeth's Room -- Internet Access -- Back in Moscow (11/26/2007) -- Tuesday (11/27/2007) -- Mweh Yeddum V Aeroport Eta Ootra -- In the Air Again -- Back in Astrakhan -- Comments Welcome -- Russian Adoption Consultant -- Russian Bureaucracy -- It's Showtime -- And the Judge Says -- Success -- Went for a Walk -- Much Better Visit Today -- The Day After -- Beet Salad -- Saturday Morning -- It's Going to Be a Good Week -- She's Warming Up to Us -- Light at the End of the Tunnel -- Picture of Us Before Court -- She's Ours -- The First Hours of Parenthood -- More Pictures (12-09-2007) -- Bowel Movement -- Nothing Much to Update About -- Sleep, What a Concept -- Here's Your Update -- 51-1/2 Hours -- Back in Moscow (12/18/2007) -- Pictures of Our Life in Astrakhan -- Just Another Week to Go -- Riding the Metro, Part Deux -- Update to the Update's Update -- Moscow Update Continued -- Can't Leave Early -- To the Embassy -- Still in Moscow -- Riding the Metro -- We're Home! (For Good, this Time) -- A Few Pictures -- Stay Tuned -- Summary of Our Russian Adoption Experience -- Baby Shower -- Doctors Say She's Normal -- Recent Photos of Elizabeth -- Holmes Russian Adoption Videos -- Elizabeth's First Video -- A Few More Videos -- Adoption Videos Updated -- Our Russian Adoption Story -- Our Adoption Story -- Gotcha Day and Merry Christmas

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