I keep remembering things that I mean to post.
M&M’s: We have a drawer full of snacks that we brought in our hotel room. Rachel helps herself to snacks from this drawer quite often. Apparently, the M&M package wasn’t too appealing because she had not eaten any. I opened the package and showed them to her. She tasted them. Then she went to the snack draw, took out all of the packages of M&Ms, and put them in her backpack. 🙂
Gum: This girl loves her some chewing gum! She usually has a container of gum in her hand. Baba and I think that 15-20 pieces of gum a day are plenty. Suhui disagrees! Usually quite loudly. The other day I caught her hiding her gum in the nightstand. There are not enough hiding places in the hotel room. No matter where we hide it, she finds it.
Something sweet: On Day 2 the day we went back to do paperwork, and she was afraid we were taking her back, she and I were playing and snuggling in the afternoon. All day on Day 1 she told Tommy and me “Wo ai ni.”(I love you.) This day she said, “Wo ai ni. Mama, ni ai wo.” (I love you. Mama, you love me.) I assured her that yes, I do love her.
She likes to spit on the floor.
She likes to take her chewing gum out of her mouth and stick it on things, such as the elevator wall, and then put it back in her mouth before we can stop her. YUCK!
She burps often and loudly and thinks it is hilarious. We are trying to ignore this behavior hoping it will go away.
She loves to read books and repeat everything I say.
At the hotel breakfast buffet every morning, we get to be sidekicks in the Suhui Show. We get lots of people staring at us throughout our meal. Partially I’m sure because we are Americans. But Suhui’s three volumes probably have a lot to do with it: talking loudly, yelling, and screeching! She seems to know when she has an audience and puts on quite a performance for the onlookers.
One of the books we brought is an adoption story. We showed her the airplane in the book. Today we have been telling her in Chinese that we are going on an airplane. She keeps saying, “Wo men qu fei ji.” (We are going on airplane.”
That’s all for now. Next update from Guangzhou!