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Friday, December 22, 2006

English progress!

It seems that many have been curious regarding AbbyGrace's progress learning english. Between a few mandarin phrases that we have learned, and a few english words that AbbyGrace has learned, we have done well. When we got home, her english seemed to start taking off. She now says "excuse me", "thank you" and "byb-bye" most times without prompting. She says many things while repeating us.

When we first got home, she wanted nothing to do with our dog, Caramel. She was terrified of him. After a few days, she would tolerate him in the room. On Wednesday (two days ago) she was sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast. Caramel was roaming around the base of the table. I guess she didn't want him there, so she formed her first english sentence - "Caramel, go see mama!" She has warmed up to Caramel somewhat now. She loves to let him in and out the back door. When he is in his kennel, she asks where he is. This afternoon, Caramel was in his house. She asked where he was. I said, "Caramel is in his house." She walked away towards her room and then was quiet for a few minutes. Ethan went to let Caramel out of his kennel, and I hear Ethan say "AbbyGrace, no! You can't feed Caramel chips!" She was stooped down in front of his kennel feeding him pringles through the doorway. A few minutes later, Robert comes home. Robert, AbbyGrace and I were standing in the bathroom and Caramel walks in. AbbyGrace proudly proclaims "You can't feed Caramel chips!" For some reason, she said it with a really deep Texas twang!?! Where did that come from?


Blogger Margo said...

LOL it sounds like she is doing really well. I can't wait to hear about Christmas day I am sure it is going to blow her mind.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear she is doing so well in English. Kids are so adaptable. It's pretty unfair - my Chinese vocabulary, even after 2 and a half years, is probably the same as her English vocabulary after a few weeks! :) Have a merry Christmas (Sheng Dan Kuai Le)!

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Sounds like she and Caramel are going to be buddies! That's so cute!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Special K said...

Shannon, she'll be drawling in no time! (What a cute story!)

9:32 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I am so happy things are going well Shannon. She sure sounds like one special little girl.

11:18 AM  

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