Finally ... I was able to get everything sorted out and she was able to go to school today. I'm so worried about her ... she had no idea what was about to happen and aren't I the one who is supposed to be protecting her? Ahh.
As we waited for her bus, she cheesed it up for the camera ...
Do you see this picture? Do you see how huge her backpack is on her cute little self? Haha ... seriously, it is comical really. But they tell us that we must send a regular size backpack so her folder will fit. Sigh ... the thing almost knocks her over.
As the bus approached the house, we all cheered and Nika got excited. The only problem with that was I don't think she knew we were cheering for her. I had to shut off the video camera to grab her hand and take her to the bus. As soon as I did that, she dropped her butt to the ground and yelled, "No!" Haha ... stinker. They let me take her onto the bus since it was her first time and she was okay as long as it was me putting her into her harness. As soon as the aide tried to help, Nika swatted at her and yelled, "No!" The poor kid ... she must be so confused as to what the heck is going on. And yeah, of course I cried as the bus pulled away ... you can hear that lovely sentiment on the video. Ha.
Nika was all smiles when she got home from school. I think it really wore her out though ... she is tired! One thing I love about Nika's teacher is that she gives me a daily feedback chart. I don't get that from Payton's teacher and I don't like it. Anyway, the chart said that Nika was very happy and that she participated in everything the class did. I was really worried she would revert to a corner to suck on those dang fingers, but by the sounds of it, she did great!
This is a total random side note, but it is times like this that make me realize how amazing our adoption of Nika has been. It is amazing to see the progress she has made over the past 10 months. It is amazing to think about what she would be doing right now if she were still in her baby home in Russia. Such a huge difference across the board.