Monday, August 04, 2008

21 months

Hana is 21 months old. I can't believe how much she has grown lately, especially during the two weeks she was with her grandparents. I look at pictures of her from a year ago and I'm just amazed - she's almost not a baby any more. Every day she looks more grown up.

She's learning so much. She can count to 5, knows some letters and colours, and knows our daily routine. She is always so excited about life, every experience is just an amazing thing to her. When she laughs, she laughs with her whole body, heart and soul.

This transition has been a little rough on her, as we expected. She loves her little brother - she points out his eyes and nose and mouth and hair, she gets excited when he's awake, she calls him "'Li"- it's adorable. I can't wait to see all the wonderful things she teaches him.

She is the child who made me a mother, and her personality, her uniqueness and gifts have made me the mother that I am, and I am so greatful to her.

1 comment:

Dena said...

Well, I'm shocked and quite in awe of you that with just a week home you can manage yet another post! It really is amazing to see how they learn and grow--Micaiah daily amazes me, too. The more they grow the more the two of them can really interact. That is really incredible. Hope all is still going well for you four!