This morning after breakfast we took Aidan to the Swan Room. This is a big room on the first floor of the White Swan Hotel specifically for all the adoptive kids. Aidan had fun there, with Dad chasing him around. He seems to be relaxing more (Aidan, not Dad, although I am relaxed to a certain degree) and acts more energetic. We are also hearing more sweet little sounds, coos and chirps and other indistinguishable syllables. And I can't wait to have you all hear his sweet little laugh. If I remember correctly, the original paperwork said that he is "quick to smile" or something like that. They sure got that right.
This last one is one of my favorites so far. It's a little out of focus because I was the one taking it from close range. Aidan can't seem to get too far from me, although he's not afraid to go to Auntie Jan. He shadows me when I'm walking around the hotel room. This morning in the Swan Room, I grabbed one of those bumpy little balls and went and sat on the sofa. A few seconds later, Aidan did the same, climbed up and sat next to me copy-cat style. It was a heart-warming moment that I couldn't let pass by without a picture, and I just happened to catch his infectious grin.