We have watched many softball games lately and they have obviously made an impression on Ms. Wren because she picked up a makeshift bat and started flinging the magnet off of it and running around the living room. When she reaches "home plate" she yells "SAFE!" as loud as she can and falls out laughing. It is quite an adorable display :)
After driving for 30 minutes and searching for another 30 we found not 1, not 2, but 3 whole bluebonnets. We will not be thwarted and will try again but for now here are the 3 bluebonnets and 2 other beautiful flowers :)
Wren (she calls herself "Luh Luh") said this while we were looking at our pictures from China. We were looking at a picture of our trip to Beijing before we went to Nanning for the adoption. It surprised me a little. Attachment/Bonding is a complicated dance. This was an indication to me that she sees us as a unit and one of us is missing from the picture. Maybe I'm reading too much into it but it feels like progress to me :)
This girl is extremely verbal. In 6 months she has a great command of the English language, counts objects, knows all of the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. She has even starting writing some letters. I know! A genius, right?!
One of my favorite Wrenisms goes like this- "I like a pretty dresses!, Mommy like a pretty dresses!, Jie Jie like a pretty dresses! Cara (Jie Jie's bff) like a pretty dresses! and Daddy wears pants!"
She says this several times a day and I must say it's pretty darn cute. Conversely, when she is angry with Jie Jie she will say "This is MY pretty dress!!" and wag her finger at her. I think this happens when she is so incensed that she can't think of anything else to say. It's also pretty cute and I have to turn away when she says it so she can't see me giggle.
Wren loves clothes, especially dresses. I think she would rather have a new dress than a toy. Trouble! We still have quite a few dresses that were Jie Jie's and every time I bring a new one out she giggles deliriously and says "Is it mine?!" Is it mine? Yeah! Yeah!!"