Oct 25, 2006

Wed. Oct. 25

This is part of the "Around the World" display at Hannah's fall festival. They had a section on China, so we thought we would stop and say hello. They had a really old map of China and the provinces weren't marked, but we guessed as to where Anhui was. The girls running the exhibit didn't speak much English, so Duane was having flash backs of the trip and we had to go. They were really nice, but again the language barrier was so bad.

Claire is learning to love being outdoors more often. My mother has a large house on a large lot. I took Claire over there and she actually picked up some leaves and sticks. She would turn and grin at me as if to ask if it was ok, then she would throw the leaf or stick and look for another one. Any progess is readily accepted now.

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Diane said...

have you tried crumbling up the dried leaves? jena things it is one of the funniest things she has ever seen!

Lisa said...

Hey Shelley,
So much of what you say sounds familiar! Zoe doesn't like attention or to be touched by anyone but us and the grandparents, rejects Doug & Katie at least half the time, and is loving the outdoors! So many people want to hold her, and she wants no part of it. I don't blame her! It is just too much. We have had some cooler temps here, hope yours are coming soon.

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