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Friday, September 26, 2008

No More Tears! and Other Stuff!

Today when I dropped Lotus off at school, there were no tears, none, nada, zip! I was surprised! She went right to Molly and wanted nothing to do with Mommy anymore. I was happy but a bit sad, she didn't even care to say good bye to me. :( I think it helps that Lotus really likes Molly. School is going well for Lotus, she is learning alot, good and bad. She has picked up some sassy-ness from some of the older girls, lol. However, she is learning to talk more and play more with the other kids. When I pick her up, they always tell me she is very well behaved and she had a very good day. We must be doing something right. If she has to misbehave, I would rather it be with Mommy or Daddy and not school or someone else.

I have found out that our little girl is a Halloween fanatic! I cannot go near the Halloween aisles in the stores without spending alot of time there, which usually isn't enough time and tears do happen. She loves it all, the pumpkins, skeletons, and the big animated creepy ghouls, the creepier the better. Yesterday she insisted on wearing her Halloween black skirt with pumpkins on the edge and her Halloween shirt with the black cat. It was too cute. Of course I have pics to post later. Right now it looks like Halloween is her favorite holiday so far. Cannot wait to go Trick or Treating. Daddy bought her the most adorable Panda Bear costume last year right before we traveled to China. It has been packed away for a year and yes it does fit! Whew! It is going to be an exciting night.

Another surprise earlier in the week when we were playing in her play room. Lotus was getting very tired and I told her it was time for bed, time to clean up. She started putting her toys away, even started to put the pretend forks & spoons in the drawer and turned off the light above the sink on her pretend kitchen. We went downstairs, she wanted to put her bottle in the real refrigerator, then proceeded to her bedroom. This is where she took all her books off her bed, put them away, and then jumped into bed. She totally surprised me for her to do all this at her age! It looks like she is picking up mommy's organizational skills ( a bit ocd, lol). One thing I have noticed with Lotus is if she is really tired and had enough she will pretty much put herself to bed. Now if she gets past the point of over tired, watch out!

On a final note, last week Lotus did start speech therapy. So far she has had two sessions and is doing well. We were concerned because Lotus was learning words everyday, however, she was not moving forward as far as two words together, sentences, etc. She has been very frustrated since she cannot express her needs and wants, it becomes whining and grunting instead of trying to speak. Now that she will have speech therapy every week for an hour, she can catch up to her age level and Mommy and Daddy can learn a few things on how to help Lotus. She does still participate with s special instructor once a week to help put it all together. Both her special instructor and speech therapist do an excellent job and we are very glad they were selected to work with and teach Lotus.

More to come this weekend as we are attending the FCC's Harvest Moon Festival.


Michelle said...

Lilyann is having a speech eval next week. She also is picking up lots of new words, but not putting two words together yet. The speech therapist I work with is not all that concerned, as she feels it is due to having to switch her brain from hearing all chinese to then being placed into an entirely different language, but I am curious to see what the evaluation actually shows.

Take care, guys!!

Teresa =) said...

Every day in our house is Halloween...'cause Carson is Batman or Spiderman or Iron Man (this one is new) every minute!! He doesn't "get" Halloween yet but I know he'll be a fan of getting all that candy! LOL!

Meggie and I were looking at your blog yesterday and just can't believe how much Lotus has changed since we met you guys in China!! She's growing up too fast, Mom...better put a brick on her head or something to keep her small!! =)

Teresa =)

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see Lotus in her Panda costume!!!!


Kate said...

SO funny that Lotus likes Halloween so much...you are in for such a fun month of celebrations. I was so touched that Kevin bought her a Halloween costume before you even brought her home...he's a keeper for sure!!! :-)


art said...

Last Thursday when I dropped Addison off at school - she did the same thing as Lotus - just went off and played without a "goodbye." I tried to see it as a good thing - she loves being there!


Kellyann said...

Believe me when I say be Happy that she didn't want to say good bye and went to school....the alternative isn't pretty.
I am glad to hear she is doing so well. I am sure with ST she'll improve, its amazing to watch.

Ronda said...

I can't wait to Tick or Treat with Ella-she is just now grasping the idea of Halloween...can't wait to Lotus in her Panda Bear costume.

I am thinking about getting Ella evaluated with a ST-she is having a hard time shaking her accent. You will have to keep me posted on the progress Lotus makes.