Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Back to Civil Affairs Office for Interviews Today.
Today has come so far. I can tell you how brave and wonderful our little Katie Grace Xi Hua is. She slept in bed with us, stuck to my side, and woke up frightened because I was in the bathroom and she didn’t see me right away so she cried and put on her shoes and grabbed her purse (she loves the purse I got her) and she went to the door of the hotel room. I’m not sure if she wanted to get out of here or didn’t want me to leave her! Bless her heart. She is afraid we will leave her wherever we go, can you just imagine?
But as the day has gone on, we have played and hugged, and we have seen lots of smiles. She seems more comfortable little by little. She still wont let Jacob hold her but allows him to help her with things. She is showing her independent side. When we go walk, ;she doesn’t really want to hold hands unless she is nervous. So I have to keep very near and and eye on her or tell her that we have to hold hands for safety. She holds her purse like a big girl and everyone comments on how absolutely cute she is and how she walks along like a big girl. She is tiny by the way, 2T clothes are falling off of her.
She watches and thinks about every detail of everything. She is detail oriented. When I do something. She will remember and do it the same way. She opens things and throws away the trash. When she plays she is very organized, lining up her color crayons and toys in a line and then putting them all back and closing containers. She can eat and hold utensils and doesn’t spill.
We are enjoying every minute with her and learning about her as she opens up!
Oh, and she also started talking some today when she was playing. Up until then, she has been silent.
We returned to the Civil Affairs Office for Interviews and completed the adoption. I thought she might cry when we returned there but she marched right in and it seemed not to phase her, thank you Lord!