As much fun as we had celebrating this journey at our dinner a few weeks ago, it’s been a huge relief to be past the bulk of the fundraising. No news yet. So far, we’ve only been able to put our names in for 1 baby. And the birthmom told the agency she preferred a family that wasn’t “too religious.” We weren’t sure exactly what that meant, but weren’t surprised to hear that we were not chosen.
Meanwhile, we’ve been trying to take a little step back and enjoy some family time this summer. I just can’t get over how hilarious our girl is. Here are just a few examples of her silly antics:
Me: Elise, I have the day off! What should we do today?
Elise: Ummm… DISHES!!!!
At a friends house:
Me: Elise, go get some play dough from your bag.
Elise: Oh yeah!!!
(runs her head right into their dining room table like you’d see on America’s Funniest Home Videos)
Elise: (crying) Maaamaaa, hold you!!! Blanket!!!!
Me: Come here, baby. (kissing her head) Here, you can borrow Piper’s blanket.
Elise: Oh-kay *sniff* (10 more seconds of crying) All done.
Me: All done with the blanket?
Elise: No. Crying. (runs to get her play dough)
At the Family Christian Bookstore
Me: I don’t have my wallet. Tyler, I can take Elise from you if you’ll pay for the books.
Elise: (spreads her arms wide to gather us all together mid-pass-off) Family Hug!!!!!!
Also at our friends’ house
Elise: (Rolling around on the floor in her dress) Change? Change?
Me: No, I think you’re ok. We just changed you before we came over.
Elise: Change? Please, change?
Tyler: Ok, here, let’s go back to the room and I’ll change you.
Later on the drive home:
Tyler: So… was Elise playing in your drawers today?
Me: Yeah, why?
Tyler: (laughing) She had 2 pairs of your underwear around her waist.
I seriously can’t get enough of this silly girl.