Well - we've had our last trip down to Melbourne for quite a while. Actually it should be our last trip period for a while!
The main reason was because our dear friends Tracey and Michael from Portland arrived home this morning with their much longed for and much awaited.....and very beautiful, daughter Amalia. She is so gorgeous.
She is a tiny dot of a girl and Eb was a little enchanted with her. She had presents to give her and she tried to interact, but of course little Amalia was in a very strange environment and she had just had a long flight.
It will be interesting to see the changes when we go to the FCC cultural camp in Sept/Oct.
Amalia seems to be a very placid and sweet child - her face just exemplifies sweetness to me. She is now 2 years and 4 months old - but, of course, her development is naturally well behind that. She seems to be extremely comfortable with Tracey and Michael which is lovely for them and wonderful for Amalia.
It never ceases to amaze me the tenacity of these little children. All they have been through and yet - in the most uncertain of circumstances...they still know how to give a beautiful, warm smile. Welcome home sweet Amalia!