She repeated everything they said and laughed out loud at them several times. She built a tower with the blocks, sorted them by color and counted them in English. She remembered some body parts (she mixed up hair and hand and mouth and foot) and tried really hard to understand them. When it was time to leave she went around and hugged each of them and said "Bye Bye". So, there will be no early intervention services for her :)
English words and sentences she has learned and uses at 6 weeks home:
Mama go bye bye, Baba, Gigi, Xiao Bao?
UP pup pup pup! (wants to be carried)
Scuse you Xiao Bao
Love you (sometimes she mixes these up and says "love you" when someone sneezes)
Hip Perry (for Hip Hop Harry - her favorite show)
Washy washy hands
Xiao Bao do it!
Mama be careful Xiao Bao
Mama utt ooh!
Mama good job (when I give her something to eat that she likes)
Mama Xiao Bao good job!
Mamamamamamamamammamamamamamamamamamamamamamaaaaaa! (pretty much all the time)
Xiao Bao good girl
Xiao Bao girl, not boy NOOOOOOOO!
One, two, three, four.. sixa, sweven, eighta!
Oh my gootness (as in "look how much dirt came from the Kitchen floor!)
trow way (throw away)
Bub buy, Hello, Bub buy (for goodby on the phone)
Things we have learned about her in the first 8 weeks:
Loves to laugh, dance and scream!
Thinks we should think it is funny when she hits herself - we don't, but she just keeps trying.
Enjoys brushing her teeth
Only drinks water
Does a perfect imitation of a crying baby - WHAAAAAAA WHAAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAAAA!
Mushes her food with her tongue instead of chewing
Has a tremendous set of lungs
Has great rhythm
Does a perfect somersault
Gives great hugs
Stores stuff under her pillow and in the pillow cases
Loves to play in the water (tub)
Likes to take a shower
She is very stubborn!
Likes to pretend she is a puppy
Has a great sense of humor
Adores her sister
Thinks everything should be tasted, but has learned to ask first.
Likes to climb - especially on Mama or Baba!
Reverts to a penguin walk when she is out of her comfort zone
Has a happy personality
Likes to do art and craft projects
Loves to snuggle
Like to be entertaining
Is loved beyond words!