Monday, February 12, 2007

Finally warming up!

No, I am not referring to the weather...it is still stinkin' cold. No signs of spring here!


I am referring to Lily and her 'inanimate object' friends. Lily has always been the type who takes a good, long while to get to know you before she lets you get too close. She was like that with ME, my mom, my sister, family friends...just about everyone. Well, she has also been like that with her dolls, stuffed animals, and blankies. I practically FORCED her green blanket and doggie on her for the first 3 months we were home and then one day -POOF- she didn't want to go ANYWHERE without them. (still doesn't)

She was sent a beautiful doll from her friend Sophia (thanks again, Stef) and she didn't touch it for several weeks. Didn't even want to look at her. Now, she plays with her like they are old friends. Even named her Kim! (well, Tim -- she can't pronounce her K's ).
Then there is the "Polka Dot Guy" that Jay's grandparents gave her for Christmas. She would kind-of give him the "hairy eyeball" from a distance for awhile. Trying to figure out his story, I suppose. Then, Jay told her that the cute, yet strange, little guy had a name..."Blabla" (no joke)
Well, this changed everything for Lily. She decided that she loves "Bwa Bwa" and is often seen givin' him big squeezes!

Her bear, bunny, and flower blanket rank just after her green blankie and dog. For awhile I had to carry a HUGE beach bag with us wherever we went -- for all of her newfound "friends". I have now explained to her that her stuff will wait for her at home. Thankfully, she is OK with that.

Other than that, she has "baby" -- a beautiful Chinese baby doll that my sister gave her before she was even here with us...she has just now added her to her list of friends.

That about covers her fake friends. She has several real pals now too. Her cousins being her absolute favorites in that category. She asks to see them daily! Luckily, she sees them quite often! She might not warm up right away. She might make ya work for her love and devotion, but I think her friends (fake and real) will agree with me...she is well worth the wait!

14 comments:

Beckyb said...

I love this story - that sounds like Lily - I will never forget that first week in China - it was hard but when you look back now - WOW - what a change - and I knew it would happen!! :) Cute story!

Verna said...

That's cool. We take a bit to warm up here too but once you're in, you're in!

Doris & Dan said...

She is so cute. She wants to make sure that the things and people close to her are special like her.

Keep smilin!

a&mg said...

So very cute!

Steffie B. said...

I remember how distraught you were in China....and look at Lily now....she LOVES her Mama! I'm so glad she likes her doll. Sophia loves her baby too and her orange blankie She is very attached to both of them.

redmaryjanes said...

There is something to be said for taking your time to get to know someone. She's a smart girl!

Dannye said...

that is so great to see her relationships grow like that, it doesn't matter if they are with real or fake friends, it's the growing love that matters most.

new girl said...

Very smart girl. Best to get your bearings first!

Gee Gee said...

That Lily sure is a cutie-patootie! We wish we could be there to see her more often :(

Gee-Gee & Michelle & kids

GWEN OATSVALL said...

nikki, i can still remember you standing in the hotel lobby in Changsha as you stared out the windows with tears in your eyes. i started praying right then for you and lily. now look at her and that smile that lights up a room. God ordained you as her mama and what a great one you are. she was so worth the wait !!!! love ya like a sister (lylas)

Panda-Mom said...

Hey! We have a "Baby", too! ; ) Where exactly is your daughter from? There are several pics you have that really make me do a double-take, because she resmembles my PandaGirl!

Emmie said...

AWW! What a cute post!! I can't wait to see her, and you and Jay, again soon!

Jody said...

Well worth the wait-that she is!!!!

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