The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Saying Goodbye and Shamu

Well, the time came for Keira to have to say goodbye to Auntie Gigi and Cousin Max. We weren't sure how she was going to take it since she had grown so close to them. We waited until it was time for her to take her morning nap and she got to say a quick goodbye to them and they were gone when she woke up. She seemed unphased since it happened sometimes that they would go to the beach or somewhere when she was napping. She has adjusted pretty well and will sometimes show me their pictures, so she knows they are gone now and is ok. Mom will be staying with us until November and I'm going to be going back to work in September. Man has time flown by! I'm going to be going back to work a little earlier than planned, so Mom is sticking around to help with the transition before we start Keira at a daycare. I have to do a little more shopping around to find the right one. I also wanted to make sure that we have all attachment issues worked out as much as possible before I'm gone from her for longer periods of time during the day. I think that I'm going to see if I can work it out to where I'll do one weekend day a week so that she will only be away from me 2 days a week. We'll see...

Before Gi and Max left though, the day before, we had a great day "Dining with Shamu"! We had wonderful seats as you can see from the pictures where we were right next to the whales when they would jump up on the platform. We had a great time and the food was fantastic! If any of you haven't had the chance to do this, try it when you can! It's fun!

Here comes Shamu! I missed the great shot when he lifted his tail and was THIIIIIIIS close!

Eating lunch and listening to the trainer talk about Shamu
Finally, I've included a couple more pictures of the Frenemies playing in the fountain! Gi and Max will be back possibly in the Spring. I'll have to make sure to take my vitamins to keep up with those crazies! :)


Rod said...

Sharon,I remember when I had to go back to work. It was very hard for me, but eventually it gets easier. I still miss Chloe throughout the day.

Dan and Sharon Curry said...

Thanks Rod. I'm not looking forward to having to be away from Keira, but it was something I guess that was inevitable. Hopefully we're able to get her transitioned smoothly and we can hopefully find a good daycare here that she will like.

Rod said...

Sharon, One thing that works well for me is that I have photos of Chloe in my office. I'm sur the transition will go by just fine. :)

Terri said...

Rod's right, but speaking selfishly, it will be good to have you back here. :D

Dan and Sharon Curry said...

Thanks Terri! There are some things that I miss- one of them being all the laughs carpooling together! lol