Monthly Archives: May, 2010

Beach; Day Three

Linlee spent so much time running up and down the beach yesterday (and playing at a park before bed) that we officially wore her out.  She fell asleep as soon as I turned out the light and slept through the night – no singing.  Hooray!  Today has been another fabulous day.  We slept in and …

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The Beach; Day Two

I forget that rooming with Linlee almost always mean a poor night’s sleep.  She was so excited last night that I don’t think she fell asleep until around eleven sometime.  Then at 4:00 AM, she began happily singing away as if it were mid-morning.  Ugh.  After an hour of “shushing” her, she fell back asleep …

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The Beach; Day One

Really, that should read “evening one.”  Our five to six hour drive to the beach took seven and a half hours.  Egad.  We had to inch through several terrible traffic accidents on the way and combined with Memorial weekend traffic, it was a miserably slow drive.  Luckily Linlee did pretty well in the car, with …

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She threw it away!

I went upstairs to put my shoes on this morning and when I came downstairs, Linlee’s tooth was gone.  She showed me her mouth and said, “It’s red.”  There wasn’t much blood, but a little.  I asked, “Where did your tooth go?”  She showed me the garbage.  Doh!  Linlee has no concept of the Tooth …

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A Confident Linlee

The family dinner on Tuesday was great fun.  My brother got to introduce his fiance to two sets of aunts & uncles.  Linlee did very well in the unfamiliar environment.  My mom and I were remembering a family reunion two years where she wanted to hide in our cabin the entire time away from all …

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Wiggly Tooth Update

Linlee’s tooth is really loose.  I was worried that this might upset her because she doesn’t have the understanding that a new tooth will grow in the empty space.  She seems fine with it, though.  I told her that her wiggly tooth will come out soon, so she tried giving a few tugs.  When it …

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Welcome Nancy!

This is my brother, Michael, and his fiance, Nancy.  Isn’t she darling?  We spent a really nice time getting to know her this evening.  She is truly a lovely person.  She was also able to do some connecting with Linlee, which can be hard to do for a new person.  Here they are concentrating on …

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TGIF – again.

Another week down.  We’re hanging in there.  This week was about getting the California team in touch with our adoption attorney.  Doesn’t seem like it would be a tough task, but it took daily effort on our parts.  And then there was the question if we are flying back down soon to meet the birth …

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Little Songbird

Linlee is finally letting me play something other than Christmas music in the car now.  Hallelujah!  Occasionally I can slip in some music I like, rather than listening to all “kid music.”  What surprises me is when I put in one of my CDs and Linlee knows the words.  It kind of cracks me up, …

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What to say?

This is just a hard month.  Linlee has been particularly challenging and particularly autistic, in my opinion.  I’m already walking around totally uptight about this possible adoption.  I feel like we’re having to work really hard to pull everything together before the birth mom is due – even though we know it’s not a sure …

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