2 years ago to day, I met Dumpling for the first time. She was so scared and frozen.... oh, how times have changed! She is a spark-plug now, and she has no off switch! The personality on that kid, boy there really was no hint of that on that first day.... She is such a big kid now. She does everythign by herself, it's her way or the highway, if she harnesses those powers for good when she is older, watch out first chinese-jewish girl ruler of the universe!
It's a hard time of year for me... no, not the anniversary of her adoption. Silly you! The end of the television season! come on! You know me, I can't live without TV! So in the last few days, I've read everyone's blogs and taken on lots of long overdue projects, including (I hang my head in shame as i fess up to this), making a scrapbook for my daughter... of the adoption trip..... Because even though we snap away every single little even of her life, I haven't put a single picture in an album or scrapbook since she came home. I did print about 400 pics last year, basically her first 4 months, but they stayed in the box and I never did anythign with them.
So in honor of the second anniversary of her adoption, I've been scrapping away and I'm halfway done with the China trip. I know, it's horrible how long it's taken me to do this, but since the wait for Sprout is growing by the minute, I am resolved to scrap every moment of Dumpling's life with us. Thankfulle, with digital time stamps and my blog, it takes about one second to recall every day that has passed.
So unless they come up with some really good summer shows, expect to hear a lot from me! And by the way, the pool is now open, so anyone wanting to visit both the Kibutz and the Kibutz of the north, we're wiating for you!