Day 2- We pick up Hope

Today we got in our red rent-a-car and headed towards Austin to pick up Hope. Before we actually got Hope, we stopped to meet Struggling to Stand and Mary the Mom for lunch. Imagine our surprise when we walked towards the restaurant, the door opening, and Hope’s adoptive Dad standing there saying “Hi, I’m Blah Blah.  I didn’t know what to say and fortunately, he didn’t stay around. Lunch was lovely and healthy, except for the carrot cake, and the company was wonderful. GB took a shine to Mary the Mom’s pink high heels and was flying high with excitement. She took the picture of them as her contribution to this post. It is so good to have met them IRL.

We went to pick up Hope at her house and noticed several things. First, what attachment Hope has, she has with the father. Second, one of the things this family told her is that she will have a sister that looks like her. Both of the parents pointed out to me how much alike the girls look. If by alike, they mean non-white, I can see it. If not, they are deluding themselves. I am now sure race was part of the problem.

Since picking up Hope, we have had one meltdown and it was from GB. Hope is easily calling us Mom and Dad, but is very wound up. No aggression yet. She informed me that she would use the toilet when she is bigger. I told her she was already big enough and she would use the toilet when she was ready. We are now going out to dinner, and if we are still a functioning unit, we will swim after dinner.
Court is at 7:45 tomorrow morning.

GB ready to go!

GB with our lunch #

Mary the Mom’s Beautiful Pink Heels (picture by GB)

Hope- Ready to Go!

11 thoughts on “Day 2- We pick up Hope

  1. SOmehow I missed following this blog and am only on the other one- so much has happened in the past few weeks! Congratulations! Hope you have a smooth trip home with your new family member.

  2. yup..hope that honeymoon period lasts at least through the plane ride. cause…otherwise that might suck without earplugs…GB looked fabulous and so did Hope. i dont think they look alike at all…even "the color" is different. both children are beautiful……and so are you for caring about kids….

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