Nov 20, 2006

working girls







The girls love the cool autumn days....I can't hardly keep them inside. Mornings are another story, but once we get warmed up...we are outside. Claire is beginning to love the dogs...she doesn't scream when they come into the house, but still won't touch them.

I can't believe that we have been home almost 2 months. Our little girl is growing and learning everyday. She has fallen into the perfect little sister role...always touching Hannah's things and not wanting Hannah to have any other her things. Hannah is adapting very well. I thought I would list all the wonderful accomplishments that have happened since we arrived in the states.

Words...mama,baba (daddy), nah(Hannah), nigh nigh, meow, woof, tat u (thank you).
actions...stairs, standing from a sitting position, doorknobs, riding Hannah's scooter (with help of course), shopping cart, carseat, and high chair.

WHEW that is quite a list for less than 2 monts. It is hard to think that she will be 2 yrs old in just a few weeks. What in the world will she accomplish next? The world is her oyster.

We are busily getting ready for Thanksgiving company. Claire will meet so many new people. I can't wait for the rest of my family to experience the beauty that is Claire.

Enjoy the pics...thanks for stopping by.

Shelley

4 comments:

Julie said...

Riding a scooter before 2 years old, now that's something:) What a wonderful fall adventure you girls (and Duanne) are having.

colbylobrien said...

Your girls are so beautiful! I really enjoyed meeting your fun family in Hefei. I have bookmarked your blog and will be checking it regularly.

Lois O'Brien
Mommy to Kara Joy adopted from Anhui Province in September 2006.

Diane said...

I am jealous of your warm weather! has it really only been 2 months since these little princesses entered our lives?

juliesfamily said...

What busy girls! Isn't it amazing how quickly they learn!?!

Claire Ling seems to be over her fear of our dog, but her first lesson from him was that of "licking". Now when she sees a picture of an animal, she tries to lick it! We learn unusual things in our home!!

Here's to happy healthy little girls!!

julie





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