Emma is now 6 years old. We celebrated as a family at home.
She is a slow, meticulous present opener.
But a big piece of cake eater!
Maybe some day she will let her hair grow.
She requested and got some pink jingly earrings. (I had to make them since I couldn't find them)
She requested Moe's.
Emma has grown so much since coming into our home. I can't remember the last time she had one of her big tantrums. Her lying has decreased. Her anxiety level is at a much normal level now. She corrects us when we call her by her original name, she wants to be Emma.
She loves school and her teacher. She has had all green days so far and is doing great academically.
She has her moments. She is still working on attachment and can be mean and say some real inappropriate things. However, she acknowledges when she was wrong and is willing to do the consequence associated with her action.
But, overall, she is not the girl who walked into our house 11 months ago. She has come such a long way and I feel that with time she will heal and attach. Her sweet moments outnumber her not so sweet moments by far.