Everyone who has a child has these flashes of greatness that convince you that your child is brilliant. Well, brilliant may be a bit over the top, but we are pleased that Taylor is catching on very quickly to a number of things. She verbally calls Jordan "gege" (gu gu), meaning big brother, she calls Stefan "baba", for Daddy, and Joy "mama". She also loves her Grandma Judy very much and often lays on the ground in preparation for the game that Grandma plays where Grandma gets her and tickles her after a she is out of the room for a while.
We've been working on sign language for simple communications like "more", "all done" and "thank you". Last night, Taylor was having her sippy cup of formula before bed and she was at the stage of playing more than drinking. So, Stefan took to the cup away from her and placed it on the night stand. The game of cherades began of "more" or "all done". Coincidentally, when I took the cup away (or anything else for that matter), she gives the 'cutest' little pouty lip, where her bottom lip sticks out. After about 5 minutes of miscommunication and some frustration from Taylor, she verbally said a close version of the word "more" and then did the sign for "more". It was very exciting and we celebrated together.
Joy also working with Taylor to brush her teeth. It is a slow process, but all things that matter really will take time. See the picture of the teeth brushing lesson.
Our last day in Nanjing, I caught Taylor with the biggest smile ever during breakfast. It just makes me smile every time I see it.
Also included are pictures from our day that Joy discussed in an earlier post.