The girls were so funny in the doctor's office. Ahnja and Destiny are a hoot together always. Anita and Julianne are like two peas in a pod as well. Aleshia still isn't to the point that she can interact and join in the same way they can, but I love how they try to include her and show her things.
After the appointment I drove through McDonalds (we hardly ever do that!) and got them pies and ice creams. We took extra to share with grandparents and headed to their house. Mommom and Daddy Bill (what we've always called my grandparents since I was little) couldn't believe how neatly the girls ate and how sweet and loving they are. They were so well behaved that even Daddy Bill was talking about it! His vision is very bad now, so he thought Ahnja was me at one point. I told him that I'll take that as a compliment, because she is WAY cuter than I ever was.
After we left there, we went to Walmart to pick up a few things. We went to the Christmas aisle first. I love hearing my little Bulgarian Americans exclaim over the exciting things that we've put up here and they saw there for Christmas. We picked out some new singing Christmas characters. Ahnja and Destiny were quietly singing Jingle Bells through the store. Ahnja's English is coming along so well! They both got quieter (and Destiny quit on me), when I got out the camera to record it, but at least I got a little. I heard people talking about the "cute little girls" and "look how well behaved all those kids are". I love that they saw those things instead of noticing that 4 of the 5 kids with me had Down Syndrome. No one even mentioned or seemed to notice their "extra". I love that little extra chromosome, but I want people to see them for all their wonderfulness and then notice that "extra" blessing. :) There was an older couple in front of me at checkouts. They turned and said that they'd never seen such well behaved children. I wondered later what they would have thought if they'd known that 2 of those girls had spent time in institutions???? I wondered how many of the people smiling at Ahnja and Destiny singing got a blessing from hearing their joy of getting ready for Christmas? I wonder if any of them ever think about the children still stuck behind the walls of institutions and orphanages and the joy that they and the world are missing out on?
I know one thing, I AM VERY BLESSED!
If you want to visit our current Christmas Sale on Facebook, then go check it out.
Lots of neat ways to start off your Christmas.
Just click that link and it will take you there!
The money from that will help with the cost of the adoption of the next 3 Unroes!