We have made progress!!! Mimi and I took the girls to Busch Gardens (several times during her stay) and Emma just decided to get down and go say hi to Ernie. She got out of Mimi's arms, walked to Ernie with no prodding on our end and hugged him for no reason at all!! It was so exciting & I have rarely been such a proud mama! This was right up there with first steps and hi-fives.