Monday, September 12, 2011
Brookelyn finished Pink Level, which is part of her school's language program. It took a lot of time and effort, so it was a really big deal. We celebrated by going to Chick's place that evening, which she had chosen. Great job, Brooklyn!
I am always very careful about making sure to keep all scissors put away. I knew that someone would give themselves a hair cut if they were left out. Not a question of if they would cut their hair, but when they would cut it. Sasha had been talking about wanting no bangs so she could look like Mommy. I had been explaining to her that she had to let bangs grow until they were long, but she didn't understand. Brayden set the scissors down after cutting a tag off of his shirt and within seconds they were gone. And so was Sasha. When she saw me running into the bathroom, she hurried up to finish her haircut. She had cut her bangs so short that I couldn't even tell she had cut them until I looked closely. I was upset that she had gotten ahold of the scissors since she was up on a wet step step stool and she could have fallen and hurt herself. I had to go to an appointment in the morning, so I had to drop her off at school for awhile before I could pick her up and bring her to get her hair fixed. Her teachers thought she looked like a little rockstar with that haircut. The lady who fixed it did a great job. It took a few months before her bangs grew back. Sasha is funny, she refused to talk about it. If someone brought up her hair, Sasha would ignore them or change the subject.
A fun day at the Zoo.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
We decided to adopt a little girl from China!! She is adorable! We sent in our letter of intent on January 14, 2011! Our dossier has been logged into China since February of 2007. We used a lot of the paperwork for Sasha's adoption, so we will have to do a ton of paperwork. I have already contacted our the home study agency we worked with in the past and set up our first meeting. They will be sending the paperwork for me to start filling out as well. We are nervous and excited at the same time! Lei is nine years old, lives in an an orphanage in Hangzhou, which is near Shanghai, and is beautiful!