Friday, January 30, 2009

She's Bouncing Back!

Merrilee was a bit under the weather last week with her virus and ear infection. But it's amazing what a little antibiotic can do. Her appetite and happy attitude came back with a vengeance!

Of course, this week was another abnormal week because of the snow and ice here in Baltimore. Merrilee's school opened late on Tuesday, and was closed on Wednesday. A special thanks to Aunt Sharon two doors away. She watched Merrilee for a couple of hours after mommy went to work, and before daddy got home. (Fortunately, that morning, daddy had to be at work at 4 a.m. so Merrilee only needed someone to watch her for about three hours.)

Today it was still icy and blustery and cold! But Merrilee was all bundled up and ready to head out for school at 6:30 a.m. She wakes up happy most mornings and she rarely gives us any trouble getting dressed.

When she gets to school, Merrilee loves to drink a children's yogurt (she was already drinking that when we got her in China) and she usually wants to eat oatmeal. Just ask her, "Would you like oatmeal?" and she'll answer "oatmeal."

By the way, a special thanks to Terri and Rich for the comment in the last posting. We know a lot of people check in on the blog from time to time, but few leave comments. It's always so cool when they do -- even cooler when they come from people we've never met who live on the other side of the country.

Merrilee has been a great little girl. This is part of tonight's dinner conversation with Merrilee and daddy...


Billy & Nikki said...

So glad to hear Merrilee is feeling better. It seems everyone is sick now a days. Kassidy and I are skipping out on church today I believe due to both of us having colds. I've been checking your site daily to see if your little one was feeling better. Even though you are far away in distance you guys are still very close in heart. Take care and give Merrilee a kiss for us.
Billy, Nikki and Kassidy

Jay & Mary Beth said...

We have followed the blog since before china. We are with CCAI also and have enjoyed learning from other CCAI families. Our LID is 3.8.06 so we don't have too much longer to wait. It looks like Merrilee just fits right in with your family. Regards, MaryBeth