Isabella got this outfit for her birthday, and we finally got around to trying it on today. It's the cutest thing with those ruffly pants. I'm so happy to see her standing in this picture. Orphanage life really took it's toll on her, and she's still recovering. She basically sat in a bouncy seat for nine months. As a result, her core strength isn't 100% yet. I had her evaluated, and the therapist said she has a 23% deficit in her strength. Bummer that she did not qualify for services. A baby must be 33% or more behind in strength to receive physical therapy through our state program. The therapist who evaluated her was so helpful and told me another route to go to see if Bella will qualify. Everyone involved says she'll catch up, and I fully believe that. However, if there is anything I can do to help her catch up more quickly, I'll do it in a heartbeat. Her speech tested out in the 18 month range, so I breathed a sigh of relief on that one! I've been reading and reading and reading to her every day in hopes that she would acquire English quickly, and I see that it is paying off. Kirk tells me I can now recite Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle in my sleep! UGH!!!