Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Great Day Outside
Mili and I went for a walk this morning. The temperatures are fantastic this week (in the 70's and cooler than that in the mornings early). We just walked around our apartment complex and then went to the playground on campus. Mili loves the new playground we have.
As you can see there are some pictures of Mili "coloring" on the sidewalk. She loves her some sidewalk chalk, which she calls "colors outside". When she wants to use the sidewalk chalk she says, "color outside, yeah". She thinks if she says "YEAH" at the end or "K" at the end of her sentence with an affirmative head shake then we will automatically do what she wants to do. She is learning already to "try" to manipulate mommy and daddy and whoever else will listen (teachers at church, babysitters, etc.).
While we were on the playground I started feeling a bit out of my comfort zone. There were three other kids and their parents on the playground (all of which spoke different languages). They all spoke a little English but not fluently (very common in this area). Anyway, I was standing there and all of a sudden I felt like an outcast in my own country. Weird huh! They all talked to their children in their native language (Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish). Later they all left and then another family came and I am not sure where they were from but they also spoke in their native tongue. I love for Mili to be exposed to all different cultures and I love learning about new cultures but I have to be able to communicate with them in order to do so. Mili had no problem being friendly (like always).
There is a picture of Mili's new shoes. She is so proud of these shoes and I am just glad that we are rid of the socks for awhile. Every time we went to the store I would try to try sandals on her feet and she would screem. I decided that it was not worth it and had almost given up when we had tried Crocs on her at the Halmark shop one day (I am not paying $25 for shoes she will probably only wear for one season). I tried to find her some off-brand everywhere we went (no luck). We were at Wal-Mart yesterday and decided to look again. I found a black pair and thought I could dress them up with some big flowers. Mili says, "flowers in-nere" (she must have been born in Arkansas with that twang). She wants to wear the shoes with "flowers in-nere" to bed at night.
We had a great time outside today and plan to do it more this week since the weather will be so good. We will probably walk to the library one day.
I will update more on Sadie and maybe have a picture of my preggo belly after my appointment on Friday. Sadie may be more active than Mili was, if that is possible (some of you remember seeing my belly dance when Mili was in-nere).
Love to ALL!!