Monday, April 6, 2009

Snow, "Steps" & Spartans!

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!!

7 comments:

Barb said...

Awesome news Amy! It sounds like things are going so much better than those days in the hotel in Vlad - I guess she needed a change of scenery:) Thanks for keeping us all posted!!

jeanette wunderly said...

Sounds like things are going AWESOME! I got teary eyed reading about her hugs! That is so great!

Kim said...

Oh no no no! Not "Go Spartans" it's "Go Blue!!!" :-)

It snowed here this morning too. Crazy!!! Love the pictures and the update.

findingourdaughter said...

Thank you for posting a lot....gotta get my little T fix! And I love hearing how well she is doing and how much she is loving her new life with her mommma!
I hope spring comes for you very soon....it will be great to get T outside playing and in the sun for some vitamin D. But even in FL we are below 60* today, brrrrrr!

Troy and Rachel said...

Sounds like T is adjusting just fine and I loved reading about her hugging you leg and recognizing you in pictures!! Wonderful for attachment!!

Roger and Joanne said...

Terrific news! Sounds like you are both adjusting well--even better than you thought it might happen, huh?
I also hope for your sake spring comes soon. It was 90 today. I love it. Don't want it to get any hotter, though!

Lorien said...

Seriously, Spartans? Oh no, we have to talk... I know what to get Little T for her birthday... :)