T says: "Go Spartans" (Sorry Lorien!!)
For Aunt Pam & Uncle Tim: reading your card!!
Ok seriously. It's April 6th and we got snow overnight last night. ENOUGH already! Yes, I know that Michigan is not immune to a "spring snow". I remember one year as a kid running around with my neighbors, in shorts, throwing water balloons at each other and the next day -- 1 foot of snow. This winter has been a LONG one. Snow on the ground since November -- yes ENOUGH. It was pretty though...
Tatiana is amazing me. She's such a funny girl. She's now giving me spontaneous hugs. It started while I was making dinner last night - she came up and hugged my leg. A HUGE step in a little adopted one's life. She freely gives kisses when asked as well. At my mom's house tonight she pointed to me in a picture and said "mama" and then walked to me and pointed to me and said "mama". WOW. Seriously big steps. She knows Gramma too -- and I suspect knows that she has Gramma wrapped around her finger!!
Big steps in language development too. She was watching her Baby Einstein video yesterday called "Baby Wordsworth - 1st Words Around the House" and was repeating A LOT of what they said. The big one was dog. I figured it was a nice step, but that she'd forget overnight. WRONG! This morning at breakfast the neighbors dogs were playing in the yard (read: pooping!) and she pointed and said "DOG?". Holy crud - this girl gets it!!
T was also proudly displaying her "Michigan State" t-shirt tonight. As I type this, things aren't going so well -- but plenty of time left. Even if they don't win -- you've gotta love those Spartys!!