Friday, May 2, 2008

Smooth Sailing

Well, the trip to the farm was a huge success! This is a portion of Alyssa's description of the field trip(keep in mind that this was all said in about 30 seconds with no breath in between):

"OMG(oh my God) Mom, I got to milk a cow, and I saw him poop and pee. And I can't believe how much they pee at one time, and I didn't step in any poop! and it was so awesome but boy it really stinks, and MOM - did you know that cows have 4 stomach's?!!" You can read about it here.

This was all said, mind you, in a VERY loud voice, as we were sitting in a restaurant! I couldn't help but chuckle. She was so excited! We got a lot of amused looks and quite a few smiles from the people sitting around us. It was really nice to see her so happy!

Alyssa decided that we should have a party to celebrate our adoption anniversary. Jeff tried to explain to her that parties were very expensive and we couldn't have one every year. We talked about what we can do to celebrate the day, and decided that because it is also Mother's Day, we would go out to eat and plan a special family day. What that will be, we have no idea yet, but I'm sure we will come up with something!

I am very proud of Alyssa! We have had many discussions about feelings and how important it is for her to talk to me & Jeff. She is trying really hard to share her feelings before they overwhelm her and it shows in her demeanor. She is content! It is such a great feeling to see her so "settled".

I know that we will have many rough patches in our future, but I am enjoying the smooth sailing while I can!


Lisa said...

This so awesome! I am so happy for you!
Hugs, L