I had to take my baby, Ian, to the eye doctor today, so I brought my daughter, Lauren, and Nastia along with me. We were there an hour and a half, but the girls were so quiet and patient. When we were done we went to Panera for lunch. I ordered chicken noodle soup for Nastia, but she didn't care for it. She ate her bread, and drank her juice, but that was it. We stopped for a chocolate shake later and she loved it!!!
After lunch we fulfilled one of her dreams in life...to go shopping to choose clothes for herself! What a blessing to be able to do this for her?! She used a gift card from my friend, Angela, to Justice, and bought a shirt at Old Navy. This little girl loves BRIGHT colors!!! I'll get some pictures of her in her new clothes as time goes by. She told us last night on Google Translate that she would like some sunglasses. Check out the picture above! I couldn't help, but laugh as she tried every...single...pair...numerous times! After about 20 minutes I told her to choose one, but she didn't choose any! Very typical girl! Love it! She also can't walk by a mirror without checking out her hair! She isn't vain...just girly!
I also bought her a paint-by-numbers picture. She loves it! No English needed! I think we'll be buying a few more of those in the next few weeks. She is very particular to detail and tries her hardest. I'm excited to see the finished product! I'll post a picture when it is done.
We had fruit for dinner. She ate grapes, cantaloupe, apples (prefers red!), carrots (yes, I know it is a vegetable, not fruit! lol), and cinnamon bread. She ate...and ate...and ate! I gave her some yogurt later this evening, too.
After dinner we went outside to play. I offered to let her ride Lauren's bike, and she gladly accepted. She didn't want to wear the helmet, but when I insisted she complied very easily.
The smile never left her face as she rode that bike!
And then it was time for a shower and time for bed again. She was tired tonight. I know she is not accustomed to taking a shower every night, but she is at the age where she needs it. As soon as she was out of the shower she got in bed, but left the door open...I think she was waiting for me. In our new, yet typical routine, she looked up at me with that beautiful smile on her face, I kissed her on the forehead, told her goodnight and "I love you" and looked at that beautiful smiling face once again. She is so deserving of a family!