Friday, July 20, 2007

Random Happenings

We're starting to settle into some normalcy (is that a word?) around our house. A few highlights from the last two days:

  • Neti beat me TWICE in "Memory" (the child's matching card game...and I was trying my hardest)
  • We've noticed that Meke doesn't shake her head "yes". Instead, she raises her eyebrows and throws her head back.
  • Speaking of memory, Neti knows nearly all of the English words for the pictures of nearly every card in the Memory game. She's picking up the language very quickly. We're thinking she may even be ready for kindergarten this fall.
  • Neti asked for "ice and water". Pretty soon she'll be speaking in full sentences.
  • Meke always says "auntie" (pronounced on-tee) all the time. Does anyone know what that means in Amharic?
  • Meke's dinner tonight: 3 pieces of ham loaf, a cup of corn, a banana, 5 strawberries, and 2 slices of homemade bread. Almost before we removed her bib after dinner she asked for a banana. She asks to eat at least once every hour or two. Is this normal?


At 8:18 AM , Blogger Chuck and Jenny said...

Now keep in mind we're bringing home a baby, but with everything I've read online it sounds like Meke's eating is normal. She's learning trust and that there really is enough food for her. Some parents of young ones with food issues keep things like Cheerios down at the kid's level for easy access all day long so they can eat as much as they need but not be filling up on junk. I'm certainly no expert on adopting preschoolers, but I would think that as she learns that there is food when she's hungry and learns that this is home now, it would level off.

At 11:54 PM , Blogger VisualmemoriesKN said...

I think that the eating is just a sign of Meke's future. She is supposed to be a linebacker... maybe even for your beloved Hawkeyes!!! Im just kidding. My 4 year old cousin eats at least that much every time he sits down. He is 3' 6" and 75lbs at least. Eating like that means they are growing like a weed. Which is a good thing.


At 8:20 PM , Blogger Diane said...

Antee means "You" for a male. Anchee means "You" for a female.

It took my son about 7 months to settle down on his eating. Maybe it's from being hungry for so long and/or not assured more food will always be available.

Or maybe the food is just so delicious?


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