Little things are so thrilling to me right now. Two mornings in a row, Lin has changed the radio station in the bathroom from my beloved NPR to a music station. I'm so happy she did that, all on her own! It shows her independence, that she has opinions about things and isn't afraid to let us know. She has been watching TV a bit more and flipping through stations on her own. Again, she's feeling comfortable with us. She knows this is her home. And today she got on the computer and surfed the web for awhile, without my having to navigate to a website I think she may like.
Lin and her new set of wheels! Now she just has to learn to ride.
Here's a picture of the moment Lin was informing me, in Chinese, that going for a walk to the end of the street and back, in the summer heat, with her mother and kid sister, was the dumbest idea she'd ever heard. (I made her go anyway.)
And Lin, returning from the afore-mentioned walk. Notice how far ahead of me she is? Ruby and I were apparently too slow for her. (Yep, I jumped right into the adolescent years...)