Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Sometimes she just guesses, but most of the time she thinks about it and answers correctly. So yesterday I thought I would try a little subtraction with her.
I said to DD, “If I gave you 3 cookies and you ate 2 of them, then what? She thought for a minute and replied, “Then,...... I would have had too much sugar!” Too funny!
OK, maybe we’re not quite ready for subtraction and maybe she’s not a genius, but she sure is CUTE!
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
At the park, DD got out of our car and started running toward the big slide yelling, “I’m coming. I’m coming. Here I come!” I think she was talking to a little girl who was already on the slide whom she DID NOT know. I guess she thinks everybody, everywhere, is just waiting to be her friend. Next, she ran over to another section of the park and slid down another slide. When she got to the bottom, she told an older boy (about 6 yrs. old) that she was “Superfast!” Of course, he told her that she wasn’t, so with her hands on her hips, she told him again how fast she was. He said, “Prove it.” And the race was on! Well, he beat her, but it sure was fun!
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Later, we made cookies….
Built a city…. And ended the day in her Daddy’s lap with her new Valentine’s Day panda bear-a great day for DD!
Monday, February 12, 2007
I am sure things have changed since Sister Darling started to school, but I just don’t know how much. What do I need to teach DD BEFORE kindergarten? She is very eager to learn, and I want to take advantage of all the teachable moments. For example, a few days ago she wanted to work with rhyming words in one of her little books. The instructions said to circle the pictures that sounded alike. There were pictures of a ring, a king, a lady singing, and a clock. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Follow our conversation:
MD “Does king sound like ring?”
DD “Yes Ma’am.”
MD “That good! Circle them. Does ring sound like sing?”
DD “Yes Ma’am.”
MD “Very Good, DD. You’re right. Ring does sound like sing.” (Woohoo! I thought she was getting it.) “How about clock? Does clock sound like ring or sing?”
DD “No Ma’am. A clock sounds like this: tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.”
On another page, there were pictures of a clock, a sock, a lock and a banana. Again, she was supposed to circle the words that rhymed.
MD “Does clock sound like sock?”
DD “Yes Ma’am.”"
MD “That’s right. Now, does clock sound like lock?”
DD “ Yes, Ma’am.”
MD “Very good. Now, does banana sound like clock or lock?”
DD “ No Ma’am. A banana is very quiet.”
Sunday, February 11, 2007
I couldn’t believe she said this. This is not something that we have said to her. It reminded me of what she said a few weeks ago about being alone when she was born. It really touched my heart and made me wonder how much she knows about her adoption.
Another odd thing happened today as we were driving home from a friend’s house. Daddy D and I were casually discussing how early Desheng Darling got up this morning. I said something about her being tired and going to bed early tonight. DD joined in our conversation by saying, “When I was in China, before you got there, I slept in the bed with Hope and she took care of me.” What’s interesting is the fact that many of these little girls slept two-to-a- crib. We have no idea whether DD had a crib buddy or not. She lived in China until she was almost two years old. Could she possibly remember something similar to this?
(This was DD's bed in China. It took her awhile to get adjusted to her new soft mattress.)
Maybe we read too much into what she says, but it’s hard not to see things in a different light when you don’t know exactly what her life was like as an infant and early toddler. Regardless, we are glad that she loves her home and can’t imagine her being anywhere else!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
After giving it a lot of thought, I decided DD needed to have her hair “trimmed” or at least, that’s the impression Daddy Darling had when I discussed it with him. Boy! Was he surprised????? Actually were both quite shocked, but after the first cut was made there was no backing out.
I really think it’s cute and after Daddy D gets over the shock, I am sure he will love it too. (What’s this thing with men and long hair, anyway?) It’s only hair and I think she looks precious!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Our group picture today was made in honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. The girls looked so cute all dressed up in their Chinese outfits, and it really was a lot of fun. The professional photographer actually took some good pictures (that we ordered), but the ones I made (below) just didn’t really capture their beauty. I hope some of the other blogger moms were more successful and will post a few pix.
(See what I mean? Good of everyone, but DD)As soon as the photo session was over, the girls put on their play clothes and headed to Chic-Fil-A for lunch. This was their favorite part of the day!