Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Di-Di-Da

Jessica is such a sweet little girl. She's very clever. She loves to mimic your actions (more on that in a different post). She generally likes to share. She loves to hand things to you and say "Meh!" (I have no idea what that means to her, but that's what she says.) She grins and gets bashful when you say "Merci beaucoup" after she hands you something.

She's a happy little bug. She can keep herself quite happy by marching back and forth in the room. She stomps her feet as she marches and claps her hands in time with her feet and just makes random noises while she does this.

She realized pretty quickly that Nathan was smaller than her and so she likes to "mother" him. (I know, they're only a couple of months apart and neither of them have reached the age of two, but that's what she does.) She likes to make sure he has a cup of water. She tries to "fix" his hair. (Yeah, that went over well.) Of course she takes away his toys and hits him when she's annoyed. They're siblings and toddlers so we wouldn't expect anything less.

She had "Papa" figured out pretty early in the trip. She could tell you who Papa was when you pointed to her. "Mama" was harder for her to say, so I was "Papa" most of the time as well.

If you can endure the first part of the video (I know it's not particularly fun to watch someone else's kid play with an empty container) the way she tries to say her name at the 1:35 point makes me giggle. This is what is going to get me through the time between now and our next trip. I had to go to a doctor's appointment today and I found myself saying it in my head.

All together now, "Di-Di-Da!"

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled that you are able to spend more time with you little ones. They are adorable! Pat Haddock

Perla said...

i loved watching her figure out how she wanted to make that rattle work. absolutely adorable!

jessica rabbit said...

She is so dang cute it's not fair!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I loved listening to her little noises. So Cute! -Trudi

Princess Heather said...

Cute! I quite enjoyed the first 1:35. Can I babysit when they finally come home?

The Brown's said...

oh she has the sweetest little voice.

Anonymous said...

That was adorable! Teri

David and Candice said...

Hi guys your kids are so cute. I am so glad to have met you guys and I cannot wait tell all the kids are home and we can love them every second of the day.Candice

Rachael said...

That's darling! I've found that most kids have a hard time saying "Momma" - must be something with the M - and that it's a lot easier to start out saying "Dadda". - She is so sweet. Love those little sounds all the same.

Tree by the Sea Farms said...

I know you have no idea who I am, but I just wanted to comment to say....I think you have amazing strength, and I have been reading your blog ever since it looked like our daughters may never come home.
Well, they are home now (they have been here a little over a week), and they want to watch your video of Jessica, over and over. They beg to watch it with their limited English.
Thanks for helping me to be stonger, during a time that was very hard.

Suzanne Seagren... Mom to Rosalynda (4), and Lovelie (7) HOME, at last, from Haiti

Brent and Lori said...

Suzanne, please drop me an email at lolorosen at rapidwave dot net

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