Today has been a fun day. Our plan for free time this morning worked quite well and all family members were content. There is no better way to start the day than with everybody happy. Todd was able to spend some alone time with Lilli and I got to go to Jazzercise. I needed it desperately. My body aches when I don't get enough exercise.
Anyway, we went to a birthday party today for my twin nephews. Lilli had a ball playing with all of the other kids. There were probably 10 kids under the age of 3 and she just fell into playing. She does OK with other kids but she is usually the aggressor. I have to really watch her or she will scratch and/or hit the other kids. I worry about this behavior and I wonder how long she spent in the orphanage after she was matched. Where else would she have picked up those behaviors? Todd and I think that as soon as we were matched they took Lilli from her foster mother and placed her in the orphanage. All of the photos we got back from the care package were of her at the orphanage. I'm guessing she had to defend herself somewhere along the lines. If I'm correct, the hitting and scratching are learned behaviors, not innate behaviors. We'll just have to keep working with her on it. She has scratched Todd and my mil hard enough to leave marks. Eek. Could be her age?
Tonight, my sil Angela and I had a chick night. We took our girls and went out to eat and then went to Target. WE LOVE TARGET!!!! I bought Lilli a Halloween t-shirt in an 18 mos. I was excited to be buying bigger clothes. She is so tiny! While we were in Target, we ran into another couple that had adopted from China. Their little girl's name was Emma and was she a cutie! We talked for awhile in the clothing department. It was cool. They are starting the paperchase for #2. They have had their little girl since April and she just turned 2. I can't wait until we have had Lilli for that long just so I can see how far she has progressed.
Well, I'm going to try and clean the downstairs of the house. My house looks like a junkyard and I CAN'T stand it. Will my house ever be clean again?