I make no excuses for my long absence. We are still here and doing well. Madeline has learned to smile when asked-super cute. She is growing & loving life. She explores everything, loves avocado & pasta, and likes to sit on the floor reading books in her lap. She makes us incredibly happy. We are close to finishing our paperwork for our adoption which means we will be on the wait list in a few months. We are enjoying a few spring days & and looking forward to my sister getting married in May.