waterberry, i mean strawmelon

Is it possible to have the girls try too many different fruits?  After ten weeks without, I’m making up for lost time and Keta and Francine (okay, mostly Francine as Keta looks at a new food and immediately and without even a bite says “no thank you”) are eager to try them.  Strawberries and watermelon are favorites (even though the names get mixed up) with bananas and the stand by apple not far behind.  Apricots were only mildly acceptable until Keta and Francine got to help pick them.  Blueberries are still “icky” even though they’re cousin Elsa’s favorite.  They can imitate her eating them one after the other saying, “Yummy, yummy for the tummy!” but if one accidentally gets in the mouth there’s a face and some attempts at spitting that follow.  Overall, they’re both great eaters and easy to please.  It’s helped make the transition to home go pretty smoothly.

Both girls are experiencing less and less terror at the sight of the family dog.  He’s truly a gentle giant and is giving the girls plenty of space.  Francine has touched him a few times and is so proud of herself.  Keta fed him a few milkbones and the look on her face was like she single-handedly ended world hunger.  He’s really not that scary, until he moves.  Then he’s surely going to eat them whole even though he’s been napping at their feet for thirty minutes.

We had the first home visit by our social worker.  It was absolutely a non-event, but I’m relieved to have it out of the way.  The paperwork to validate their adoptions has started.  They’ll get U.S. issued birth certificates and become citizens when it’s all done.  Their dates of birth will be finalized as well.  We’ll never know how close they’ll be to the actual days, but that’s alright.

Amazing how well they’re doing.  Most people who meet them are shocked at how much English they speak and understand even though they totally clam up when it’s more than just the three of us.  They’re fun to be around, both of them.  I’m exceptionally lucky!


6 Responses to “waterberry, i mean strawmelon”

  1. 1 Auntie Lindsay
    June 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I LOVE these girls!!! I can’t wait to meet them. Elsa’s in for a HUGE good time 🙂

  2. 3 Amy
    June 23, 2012 at 2:48 am

    LOVE – Thanks for keeping the blog going.

    • July 12, 2012 at 2:12 am

      It’s been great for me to keep it going and I hope the girls will think it’s neat someday too…. probably right after they’re mortified by it for a few teenage years 🙂

  3. 5 Kim
    July 5, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Love the blog and hearing of their adventures. They are so beautiful and look SO happy! I like the big dog stuff as yes, it is much different. School will be interesting to hear of their adventures there. What a great family you have created 🙂

    • July 12, 2012 at 2:05 am

      Thanks Kim! It’s been so much fun so far. They’re doing great, but going back to teaching and leaving them at preschool will be tough for all of us. I know they’ll love it in no time though!

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