Sunday, October 30, 2011

Center of Attention

Link to Vid #1 on Youtube

Link to Vid #2 on YouTube

We let Huelan stay up waaay past her bedtime this weekend bacause she had some visitors she hadn't seen in a while.  As you can see, though, she is anything but tired.  In fact, she was wearing us out!

It's hard to believe from these videos, but she is initially shy around people she's not real familiar with.  As you can see, however, she quickly comes out of her shell.  There were seven of adults, and she owned every one of us.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Huelan woke up in a good mood this morning, and not 'til 7:20, which helps Ba be in a good mood as well.  The first thing she said when I walked in was, "Cake, piece cake."  Where she got that, I have no idea (I am guesing Momma). She also she spouts some of her favorite words- "Big Bird," and lately, "Nope."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Mind of Her Own

Huelan can communicate pretty well now- nouns, verbs, linking a few words for simple sentances- but very recently something changed.  For the first time that we can tell, she remembers and can recount to us what she's been up to.  She can tell us what animals she saw at the petting zoo and the pet store, what she ate, and where she went.  And when we ask her what she wants, she pauses to consider an answer- applesauce or yogurt? It's almost like a conversation, which is very cool, but also kind of scary.

Huelan loves the pumpkin patch and both the big (momma) and small (baby) pumkins.  She does this hilarious thing where she tries to pick up huge objects, makes a straining grunt, and exclaims, "Big! Heavy!"  She does it with pumpkins, tables, boulders, and manhole covers.  She also has a face that goes with it- you can see it in the second and third pics.

Monday, October 10, 2011

"Nho-Nho Each"

In case anyone was wondering if this girl was really ours, seeing what she eats in a day will clear any doubts of her being in the Ly/Lee family.  The girl can live on carbs, especially all sorts of rice and noodles.  Bread? Yup.  Fruit? All kinds.  Cookies? Better keep them hidden on a high shelf.

If she hasn't had her snack, best to not nibble on anything around her, or she'll come over and say "Nho-Nho each too!" Which translates to "Nho-Nho eat too."  Here she's eating some mac & cheese, which she has just recently taken to.  I think this is her third bowl, though she did share some of it with me. 

My favorite part is when she's actually spooning the food into her mouth- she knits her brow and scowls with every bite. It's like the food's been bad and she's punishing it by chewing it up.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Nho-Nho want that!"

I thought this would be apropos in light of Steve Jobs' recent passing. This is Huelan's current favorite toy, and she'll run to dig in by bag for it as soon as I get home. She says, "Nho Nho want that!" and puts a huge smile on her face if she gets it (we might negotiate for a hug or kiss).

She has been playing with our iPhones for months, but just figured out the iPad a few days ago. After I enter the password, she'll swipe to the screen with her apps, open up her folders, and pull up her favorite games.

She's kind of past the piano-type games, and is now into drag-and-drop apps. She always gives herself applause after finishing one.

Looks fun, maybe I should get myself one.