Yesterday, we asked Blakeney if we could stay home and keep Evelyn (and her broken arm) company while she was off school for the day to rest. Blakeney said no way; we didn't have broken arms, so the rest of us weren't allowed to miss time from our studies. We were disappointed, but it's fair. It's not like Ev was taking the day off having fun, either.
This morning, Blakeney said she had changed her mind and none of us were going to school. We all kind of exchanged looks, because we couldn't figure out the reason behind sudden shift in priorities from academia to leisure. Then she grinned and let it slip.
Today we got to go pick Fiona up! :-)
Instead of splitting up to bus or walk to our various schools, we all went down to the family centre to meet our new (well, not-so-new for Bree) sister. It was really exciting! We were giggling and talking and speculating the whole way.
When we met Fiona, she seemed really, really quiet. Bree said Fiona isn't usually that way; she was just nervous. Normally she's a chatterbox.
After some awkward introductions, we all went home, and showed Fiona her new room - she's sharing with Charissa and Evelyn. Fiona still didn't really say much, but she seemed to be doing alright.
At supper, though, she had a total meltdown. We couldn't really figure out what was going on. It seemed to be about not liking green beans, which is far from a huge deal. None of us could make much progress with her - until Felicity somehow managed to calm her down. I don't think even Felicity has any clue how she did that. We were all kind of awkward after the tantrum, but Blakeney told us that Fiona was just overwhelmed by being in a new place. Hopefully that's true!
Now that supper is over, things are going better. Fiona played Candyland with Ev and Charissa for awhile, and she seemed to have fun. Now we're watching The Princess and the Frog again because Fiona hasn't seen it and we still have the copy we borrowed. Overall, it didn't go too badly.
Finally, all nine sisters are here now! Yay! :-)
The Green Girls