Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Best Birthday Present Ever


My youngest two....


could it be.....


yes, I believe it is....


the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


And it's not just a birthday truce in honor of their mother. For the past week, they've been caught reading stories in Cholita's bed when they're supposed to be going to sleep, riding bikes together, playing school, sharing toys, and giggling at each other's jokes.

Cholita finally, after a lifetime of searching, has found someone who shares her appreciation for Barbie: The Island Princess. These people do not just grow on trees. XiXi not only watches it with her, he takes the part of the prince and Cholita, who goes through numerous costume changes during the show, curtsies to him in her ball gown and XiXi bows deeply. When asked if her brother is a good dancer, Cholita said, "Well, he doesn't step on my feet," which I think means he's acceptable......and also that beggars can't be choosers.

We could not have found a more perfect match for our Cholita. Both kids are sweet, smart, strong-willed survivors. Our international adoption doctor once used the term, "resilient rascals" and it fits. Some days heavier on the "rascal" than others, but always resilient. We love our rascal duo and we're so thankful they're starting to love each other.


6 comments:

val said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday!

Stefanie said...

So precious, Eileen. You are a very blessed mama!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

MissMel said...

I'm loving all of this story, Eileen. Your essay in Segullah was wonderful. Love to you and your family.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday! What a great present. I want to read you Segullah essay. Or is she referring to the one I read from a while ago?

Tammy said...

Very cute! Happy Birthday Eileen! So glad we're part of the same family!

Jen Bay said...

:)