Here are two that got left off of last week’s post.
One morning Odette grabbed a bowl (really a double boiler) and asked to cook. As her sous chef, I gave her what she pointed to: Cheerios, flour, water, and cinnamon. She mastered the mixing and called it fufu (a traditional Congolese food).
And, how did I forget swimming in a friend’s pool?
(Odette’s swim cap is from Janie and Jack clearance if you are wondering.)
Onto this week’s fun…
We made the drive north to visit our families. Odette loved hanging with cousin Miranda.
She was tuckered out for the drive south.
First trip to Costco
Goofy faces with mom
No, mom. I’m not tired. Why didn’t we go on the long walk?
Since the very first time I got to wrap Odette up in a hooded towel, I’ve called it Dettey Taco. I think it is her favorite part of bath time. She now wraps her dolls up in tacos, too.
Odette finally meeting and then saying goodbye and good luck to our friends moving to Germany for a year. (Hi K,K, and A!)
We had family portraits taken on Monday night. Even though the shoot was in the evening it was still over 90 degrees. We didn’t want Odette to perspire through her dress so she rode like this in the car.
A sneak peek at the great shot Sarah got from Miss Unphotogenic- Seriously. She was not feeling the pictures that night.
Watching gymnastics U.S. Olympic trials and trying out for the team apparently.
After begging each time we come to the park we gave in and let Odette climb the tree.
First parade-LOVED that they kept throwing candy at her
Sitting on daddy’s lap in the car watching her first fireworks
That wraps up our week. We are off to the dentist today again for more x-rays. They are looking for bone loss because Odette has two very slightly loose teeth. I’m trying not to fret that this is the second doctor who has mentioned bone loss. I am anxious to finally get into the international adoption doctor in a couple of weeks and hopefully get some answers. If we find out more, I’ll let you know. Her belly seems to have slimmed down some, but always seems very puffy by the end of the day. I’m also working on putting together pictures and info for a hair post. Lots of people have been asking. I’m not sure how long we’ll keep the blog up, as our domain expires at the end of the month. We’ve kept the blog up for a year. Love sharing our stories, but would like to hide under the rock of anonymity again.