We spent the day visiting with friends, taking a stroller walk, walking to Starbucks, visiting our Great Aunt Tootie at her Senior Living Center, getting a social security card and swimming at Nana and Grandpa's pool. It was a perfect summer day and I hope there are MANY more to come!
Sofia is having some difficulty with the time change so we tried to get out and about as much as possible so that she could feel the "daytime" and be ready for bed tonight. I think it worked. She got some good California sunshine and took her first swim in the pool. She was a bit unsure about it but overall she did amazing since it was on the cool side.
The boys are loving their baby sister. Diego is the caretaker. He wants to make sure she is happy, safe and fed. He gave her two of her bottles today and took great care in feeding her. Mateo constantly hovers around Sofia, giving her kisses and hugs and making sure she always has a toy nearby. Joaquin stops to give a kiss here and there but otherwise that boy is BUSY! His new walking skills are WAY more interesting right now than baby sister. Too funny! He is overall VERY gentle with her and every time he kisses her he strokes his face which is the sign for "gentle" so he gets it...MOST of the time. He did sneak in a little pull of her fuzzy hair today but mostly because he was really wound up from wrestling with his brothers.
Today at the social security office we discovered that the man behind the counter helping us with our application was actually born in the same city as Sofia! What are the chances? It really truly is a small world! This ended up being a blessing in disguise since all of Sofia's official documents are in Russian and we needed them to be translated in person (they don't accept outside translations) so he was able to sit and read her birth certificate and adoption decree right there in front of us. It was so incredible! What are the chances?
A couple local news stations called today and yesterday wanting to do a follow up story on Sofia so I think I'll give them a call tomorrow. We need to let our community know that Sofia is home and so so happy!