Waiting For Ladybug

Monday, December 04, 2006

A few random thoughts

We are so in love with this little girl.
She is an absolute bundle of energy!
We need to buy a slide...and a baby doll stroller...and a tricycle (How on earth am I going to get a tricycle home from China? I need some help here, Steph!)
She is my girlie girl! Everyone teased me about how they were sure she wasn't going to be girlie because I wanted her to be. WELL, while we were still in the gotcha room, she was running like a banshee around the room - up and down the slide, we were all chasing her. But then, her hairclip fell out of place, and she had to stop everything she was doing to have it placed back to it's appropriate place. I LOVED IT! She sat for a long time last night and let me brush her hair - she acted like she really enjoyed it.
She is beautiful!
Her brother is ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with her (as we all are!) And she absolutley loves him! She will run and laugh, and then look to him to see if he is following her, or laughing at her, and then will run to him and give him big hugs.
She doesn't like to be dirty AT ALL. Last night at dinner, if the slightest grain of rice was on her face, or on her hand, she would stop everything, and want me to clean her hands right away. ALSO, when we were in the room yesterday afternoon, Ethan gave her a dum-dum sucker. She promptly took the wrapper off of the sucker, went to the restroom door, opened it and went inside to throw the wrapper away. She's even better than Ethan!
We went to the restaurant at the hotel for dinner last night. We were ready for something that would be slightly familiar, but they also had congee for AbbyGrace. We ordered her congee, and she ate very well, insisting that she feed herself. She ate the congee well, but when our food came out, she got really excited! Robert had ordered a burger that came with FRENCH FRIES! She knew what they were, and insisted that she have some right away. No problem. She ate the first one right up, and then began to dip the fries in her congee (which she didn't seem to really like - who would? Fries dipped in rice porridge). We weren't going to give her ketchup because we assumed that she wouldn't know what it was. But then she saw it, and wanted it right away. She ate all of the fries, and all of the ketchup. She would dip each bite of the fries until she got to the end of the fry, and then drop the last piece into the ketchup and scoop it out with a spoon. She didn't want her hands to get dirty by dipping the fry down into the ketchup, so she used her spoon.
Last night when it was time for bed, I simply scooped her up and said "shui jiao le" (time for bed), and she crawled right in bed, grabbed her bunny, leaned over to me and said "mama", kissed me on the cheek and went straight to sleep. Now we're all sitting her just watching her sleep.
She's perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweetie! Your daughter is lovely! Hope you are enjoying Nanning! Thank you again for taking along a Christmas gift for our daughter's FS! Hope your guide can deliver it ok. We are so thankful....Diane

1:08 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

It is so great how well she is doing!
I'm happy that you got a girly girl. It would have been a shame for all those bows to have went to waste, LOL.
I posted on Soul about the trike. Trust me, it can be done and without too much effort!

2:06 PM  
Blogger Mrs gesner said...

Makes my day when I come home and read your post. How precious that she fits so well in your family.


4:13 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Oh Shannon, I am so happy to hear AbbyGrace is doing great! I totally thought she definately had the right mommy when I saw her hair in your gotcha photos! Take Stephanie's advice and bring home the trike, slide, and anything else that little princess wants! My mom is sooooo thrilled to hear your stories!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shannon...the part where she said Mama blew me away! I know you'll cherish this moment for years to come. I'm so happy for you!
Mel Falin

5:48 AM  

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