They say a picture is worth a million words so I will let the pictures do a lot of the talking today. It was a long day of visiting, but so very worth it. Our first day of visiting and our second day of visiting were like night and day. Cautious and reserved the first day, full of joyful laughter and squealing the next. The sound of her little girl laughter as she went down the slide over and over again and the smile we got from her as she tickled and giggled with her Daddy were worth it all.
She has already figured out the sound of the camera and does not like it. As soon as she hears it, she countenance changes and she refuses to look at whoever has it. We left the first day wondering how well she was hearing, but after today it was clear that she hears very well. She just chooses what she’s going to respond to. Sounds like an average kid, huh?
I do have to say that later, during our afternoon visit, we could tell she was tiring. During our time with her then, we had asked permission to take her glasses off. I just wanted to see her full face and have the chance to look into her eyes. It was wonderful to see her full beauty. However, we learned real quickly that we won’t be doing that again. Keeping in mind that she was tiring at this point, but when we went to put her glasses back on…she was not happy and she let us know it! Funny thing is though, that even though we know she hears, she is still speech delayed so she is very quiet. She threw herself onto the floor and pitched quite a fit, but in silence. It was like watching an old silent movie! So…it’s good to know that even in her quietness, she can express herself!
Enjoy these pictures. After our visit with her today, we are headed off to see some of the sights. One in particular I regretted not going into last time. We are taking a translator this time so we can enjoy the full benefit! The kids and I have studied this particular place a lot so it thrills me to get the full experience this time, especially with my new-found knowledge of its history!