Callie has been home officially 3 months now - we can hardly believe it! Seems like it has been much longer, not only from our perspective of adjusting to being a new parent again, but she has been picking up things at a phenomenal pace and I forgot just how little time she's spent here. Jessica got the same stickers we used to chronicle the girls first 12 months of life to chronicle Callie's first 12 months home. Unfortunately, life has been so busy, blogging Callie's progress has been difficult to say the least. I don't know if we'll ever catch up, but we hope to do better in filling everyone in. You might even see a few posts I started from a month or two ago pop up out of chronological order.
Now 3 months home, Callie is understanding almost 100% of our instructions in English. She is speaking a version of Rusglish.. Russian with English nouns and adjectives scattered in. Its sometimes difficult to decipher whether she's speaking English or Russian. She is learning more and more everyday and it often only takes her a single time hearing something before she's repeating it again. She is completely comfortable in our house and with the twins. She continually wants to help with her sisters, whether its with bath time, unbuckling them from their car seats, or giving them food. She sometimes tries to take on a disciplinarian role with them which we try not to encourage.
Words she's saying in English include:
i love you
Lollyhop (bunny at school)
macaroni and cheese
five (and counts them)
she can spell the letters of her name
and tons more I'm sure I'll remember later!
She's doing an excellent job of stringing things together including "lollyhop school" and "more apple please". And when it relates to tattling on her sisters she's excellent at "mama babies no please" and "papa audrey no callies room"
In the interest of getting the update out, heres some random pics with no organization! Most are of her first day at school!