She just started referring to us by our names. Hadn't heard much of that but when I was late coming out of Starbucks behind the rest of them (go figure, I know) she asked, "Where's Mama?" and then did the same for Scott when he was missing. I can't believe how well she has responded considering all she's been through. I keep waiting for something major to happen (and it still may) but for now she continues to amaze me.
Today we were making her some noodles in the room and she was trying to explain to Scott how to do it. Very funny. And then we were showing her some pictures that we had of other children she knew. She would say the name in Mandarin and then we would try to repeat it. And we'd try and we'd try and we'd try. She'd just shake her head. Couldn't get it. As Scott said earlier, "When the Lord came down and confused the languages at the Tower of Babel, He did a bang up job."
Some pictures from today and yesterday...
|She loves jewelry and we bought her a couple of things from Gifts From China|
|Carly being Carly|
|Playing with the yo-yo she bought. I have no idea who that strange man is.|
|After a long afternoon playing outside, these 3 got cleaned up and settled in for a movie.|
|Preschoolers out for a walk. Adorable, yes?|
|Having fun with Daddy|
|They love this sidewalk park that has all sorts of rides and exercise equipment|
|What's better than playing with a feather ?|
|Playing with a feather with Daddy!|
|She loves electronics and has had fun with our phones|
|This sweet little girl in pink is Grace. She is from Guangxi like Lia and reminded us so much of her.|
|So many fun statues to pose with|
|The girls have loved learning to play hacky bird with the locals.|
We are now off to the police station for her passport and then to the local department store. From what I hear that should be quite the shopping trip.