Little Miss Elizabeth Mercy is girl through and through. We gave her a Snow White dress and she has worn it all day long. She stands and shakes it like a bell…just so sweet.
She and Elijah made some HUGE progress in the dog arena these past two days. Rett (thank you so much Rett!) had posted a comment when I mentioned them freaking out about our two dogs…Rett said to just hold the kids on the couch and let the dogs walk around as normal….awesome advice!!
BUT they stil would absolutely freak out, screaming basically hysterically (even in our arms)….I finally, over their screams yelled, “Elizabeth! Elizabeth! Is the dog trying to hurt you at all?” Now call me crazy, but I would have thought she would have whimpered her response…But no! Instead she instantly stopped screaming and with no emotion said, “No.” I have to admit it made me laugh. All that hysteria and when asked a simple question the response was so bland.
Before Rett helped me with this dog hysteria we had been making the dogs stay in the kids rooms….which of course, was only prolonging the agony.
Anyway, yesterday Elizabeth was actually letting Polly Pocket (Autumn’s dog) lick her hand….that was huge! Then today Elizabeth called to me to let me see that she was gently petting Nelly. Such a relief!
And last night both slept through the entire night from about 7:30 pm to 7:30am. That also, is huge, huge progress. Thank you for all your prayers! We are so thankful for them as they continue to adjust to life in their forever family!