|Summer Girl's SDA pic|
|Monkey's SDA pic|
Off we went. About 5 minutes into our ride, the other cutie who rode with us (and who had been hosted before, so she knew a little bit of English) said "Ummmm, mama? Uhhhhh Summer want to Bllllllllleeeeeeeeeechhhhhhhhh" and made a beautiful throw up sound. I told her quick quick, get a bag! She did, and she saved the day! (Or at least my car!) We were stuck in horrible stop and go traffic for HOURS. My kiddo sat there, mortified with a bag full of throw up stretched in front of her, pinched between two fingers. Oh I felt so bad for her.
This girl, we signed up saying we would host, but there was little to no chance I was going back to Ukraine. Summer was SO shy, we had no idea if she would even want to be adopted and move across the world. She was different than any orphan I had met in the past. But we were all smitten.
I always said I wanted 4 kids, and she fit in so well. Our 3+1.
|Our first day together at home|
|Our first swim trip|
This July, one year later, she is active and spunky. She can swim, ride a bike, has her ears pierced, loves to cook, is attending summer school, getting ready to enter 5th grade, is looking forward to starting dance lessons in the fall, and has signed a contract not to ever turn sassy once she begins Middle School.
Because not only did we get our summer girl, we were blessed to add her little sister, our little monkey, too!