Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Can't type much so I won't say much, but guess who did this to my laptop? Uh huh, you're right! To my little angel, this new discovery of joy is akin to pushing all the buttons on the tv over and over again (pleasure of autism). Mind you these stims don't happen all the time and are easy to transition her away from. When it does though, she can certainly, peacefully go off in her own world. What the picture doesn't show is what my keyboard looked like before I had to put all the keys (every letter and number) back on. The ones you see missing are the broken ones that I couldn't put back together. (If you've never popped a key off, then you don't realize what else besides the black key makes up the innerworkings of your keyboard...so yes, she had all the innerworkings off in pieces too.) Where was I when this was going on? Guess? It happened in minutes and was a frightening site when I walked back in the room...just a massive pile of chaos.

I am so proud of the progress Eliza is making. She's doing so well in school; making connections; great eye contact and really developing her little personality. She's just full of herself and happy. Here's a quick video of some interraction with me and signing "more" (in this case, "again Mommy"). Hey, I know she's going to be 4 in a week, but playing this way w/ Mommy is huge and something she wouldn't do even a few months ago. She's making great strides and will take every one of them, big or small.


Truly Blessed! said...

I just watched this video with my girls on my lap. Katie asked, "who's that?" and when I said, "that's Eliza" she replied, "no, that's Katie!"

I've often thought that there are physical resemblance in Yangdong girls, now I know my daughter thinks so too!

Oh, and major bummer about your computer!

The Montieth Family said...

Hi Sarah!

Oh my-your poor keyboard! Emma popped two of my keys off and I had to send mine in to be repaired because I couldn't get the buggers back on! I am impressed that you got yours back to where you did!

I looooove the video, so did Emma. She knew exactly who it was! :) Eliza has made huge strides and you SHOULD be proud of her! It looks like she was having a whole lot of fun playing with her Mommy...just wait until Jie Jie Nina comes home!


Tami said...

SOOOOO proud of the progress that Eliza is making! I have said it before - and I will say it again - God gave Eliza the *perfect* Mommy!

I love the video, btw. Precious!


Tiffany said...

I could watch that video over and over!!!!! Sarah you have the sweetest voice and Miss E is as cute as ever!!!! Love that little girl!!!

She certainly is making great strides and what a girl she is!!!!!!

Hope you are all feeling better.... computer included.

Hugs to you all!!!