We went to the park late this afternoon. I promised Lilah a trip to the park because she was such a great helper today. Have I mentioned she loves helping? It takes me so much longer, but it's twice the fun! It's been a while since we've been to the park, with the snow and ice rain we've had recently; I'd pretty much written it off for the year. But then this past couple of days it rained and rained, which is kinda great, because the snow and ice are both gone! Well, for a day or two anyway! I've never had the chance to photograph in the sunset - I think I may have fallen in love with photography again! Or maybe, probably, definitely it's the subject I'm in love with! A very happy excited thrilled girl, who absolutely loves the park! On a side note, Lilah has had a few tough moments this week. I hope I'm reading all her signs correctly, but it would seem to me that she is trying to figure out and deal with some abandonment issues. We looked through some China pictures of her SWI and her nanny holding her, a while back - obviously this isn't the first time - and now she talks a lot about her nanny. Specifically about leaving her. She also mentions her in her bedtime prayers. She doesn't have any photographs or memories of her birth parents, so I think it would make sense that she feels abandoned by her nanny. Also, we've been chatting recently about the possibility of a sibling and I'm wondering if that is making her feel insecure. She sobbed uncontrollably when I asked her if she was worried that we (Baba & Mama) would leave her. So there's been a whole lot of daily holding, reassuring and long long chats together. Today was the first day this week that she didn't bring it up. And now some pictures. What a beautiful girl she is. I would do absolutely anything for her.