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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our little computer genius.

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Doesn't she look like she knows what she is doing?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh Crap!

Fiori is quite headstrong and recently she has picked up the word "Mine" which she obviously learned at day care. We are trying to nip it in the bud and we don't indulge "mine". However, she is pretty forceful about getting her way and we have recently seen some hitting when she doesn't (which we also don't indulge).

Today it escalated. Apparently she got into it with another girl over a toy and bit her on the finger. Hard.

I hope she doesn't turn into one of "those kids".

Friday, May 8, 2009

She's official!


Fiori's adoption is all finalized. She is now officially ours really truly ours and had her name changed from the old name of Fiyory Nika Lindlay (huh?).

First order of the day - order a passport cuz ya know we've got to travel. And apparently we will get a new birth certificate sometime before her 18th birthday.

FYI, the judge in Oakland sees all adoptions on Friday morning each week. He has fought tooth and nail to keep the docket as it is his favorite day. Never thought about it but I guess it is one of the few times folks walk in happy to be going to court.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tandem riding.


No, that is not a real horse. It is an adult sized rocking horse and it happens to be in our living room.
Don't ask.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This does not bode well for the future.

Our girl is a manipulator.

Fiori has starting blowing kisses and giving real kisses and hugs. Totally cute right? Recently though she has been using kisses and hugs to get what she wants.

Just a minute ago, I had the Mino camera out. I was trying to hide it since she loves to see the replay of herself and I just wanted to take the video incognito. She looked up, saw me hide the camera behind me and came over to me with her arms outstretched yelling "mommy" and making a kissy sound. Of course I couldn't resist and I lifted her up to my lap for a hug. She immediately starts hunting around for the Mino and could care less about giving me a hug. Apparently she has been doing this a lot with Matt.

Gotta admit this girl is smart.