I haven't taken a lot of photos this week but an update nonetheless. I made my first major mommy mistake when we were in Baltimore. I left "BEAR" in the hotel room and realized it 2/3 of the ride home. I felt terrible since this is Emme's favorite friend and he accompanies her to school each day. I call the hotel who found it and were only too happy to send it. There was apparently a problem since I told them to charge it to the account on file which was different than my name and address. So when BEAR arrived this week, he came C.O.D. and I wasn't home to receive him. I called and they were so nice that after I paid his "fare" they sent the driver back. The rep I talked to has a young daughter and I guess realized the importance of having our little friend back home. Interestingly enough Em hadn't looked for her bear or asked about him all week but when she tore into the box and saw him her eyes filled up with tears and she danced around the room with him before wrapping him in a towel and giving him a "baba". Even funnier, I have no idea how BEAR became a HE since it's dressed in yellow with a lace collar but she assures me it's a boy. Her language is really taking off and she now knows her name and a bunch of other words. She is starting some small phrases and I feel terrible when I can't understand what she is trying to tell me. Her speech therapist is wonderful and I love to watch them interact with one another. I didn't realize that we've been together three months already. THREE months and it seems like a lifetime ago. This week will mark three months since we arrived home and my girl became a US citizen. She came home eating bananas and apple sauce and yogurt; all mushy foods and now eats fish, chicken, meatballs, hamburgers, lambchops and pasta. She loves green grapes and bananas but won't try a sweet potato if her life depended on it. She hasn't eaten any veggies yet though I am thinking of trying a spinach pie to see if she'll eat that. She also seems to like pumpkin so maybe some squash will work. A few other photos (seem like we take a lot in bed) but she looked so cute. Another of her in my desk chair telling me she was "working". The last one was taken last night while she slept with her newest friend, Panda. MP bought it for her upon her arrival home but she wasn't into it until yesterday. She now drags it everywhere and it's almost her size and OH SO SOFT! She woke with a cold this morning so we're just going to hang out at home and do some cooking together later for the holiday tomorrow.