June 30, 2009

It's all coming together...



Chris and I were commenting on how much Josie's ability to articulate her words has changed dramatically over the last few weeks. She's been expressing herself verbally for quite awhile, but it wasn't uncommon for one of us to still have to translate a few of the words in her sentences.

All of a sudden, she's now asking questions, giving us directions (dang she can be bossy), and she's even telling us stories that she's made up about her dolls and stuffed animals. She's grown into quite the chatterbox and we're loving it.

Emma has decided that since school is out, Josie needs to continue with her daily educational routine and she's set up a classroom in our downstairs family room.



I have to credit Emma for helping Josie with letter recognition and counting. Josie is leaps ahead of where I expected her to be after only being home a little more than a year. She knows all her upper and lower case letters and is trying to read sight words. Her brain is a little sponge and Emma is more than eager to fill it up.



Tomorrow night we're heading to the airport to greet Kimberly and Sophia Jane from China. I've made a few special flags to celebrate their arrival. Stay tuned for more pictures. I just love happy endings!!



8 comments:

Shanna said...

Lucky you to have Emma as a helper and teacher!!! Too cute!
Can't wait to hear about your friends and their new additon.

Kay Bratt said...

Emma is a dream...

You won the Mandarin Picture book. Send me your address so I can mail it before I go on vacation!

Wife of the Pres. said...

Wow! Can Emma come and teach S? Letters and colors and stuff … not so much. I think S is going to be one of those (like my youngest son) who is smart as a whip but will learn it when she sees it as *useful* information. Right now, colors and letters don't seem to fit that bill! LOL!

Thanks for your sweet notes on my blog! You know how it is … one day at a time. We had been so blessed thus far w/ *easy* (relatively speaking) surgeries and recoveries. We are just grateful that she is with us and fine. It's hard to lay it all down but that is what we have to do.

Stacy O. said...

How cute!!! Lets try to get together some weekend in August if you have a free one - Maddie would have a ball with the girls!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the photos..
looks like the girls are having tons of fun...
Can't wait to see photos of Kimberley coming home with Sophia....
Hugs..

Sarah and Jack said...

Maybe Emma would like to come teach the Jack attack too. He really wants to learn Soduku of all things!

Cindy said...

that is just too cute. Sera and the girls also love to play "school" at their house and the girls actually listen to her.

Buffi said...

Emma and Sophie are so much alike. Sophie does the same thing with our two little ones. She's the teacher and they walk around with their backpacks on following her instructions. She's done pretty good at teaching them stuff too!! So neat having a big sister!!! Hope yall are looking forward to a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!
Blessings,
Buffi