Let me introduce to you....
Otherwise known as Shea, who we affectionately call 'Shea-Belle'.
And here is La-La....
Also known as Avery. Who she affectionately calls 'La-La'!
La-la must have been a nick named she acquired while living in the orphanage.
Makes sense, since her Chinese name is Zula.
Apparently, Avery missed the 'b' sound in Shea's nickname...
~maybe she didn't hear it correctly the first time
~maybe it's not a natural flowing sound for her
~maybe she just doesn't care
and now that it's Shea's 'new' name, it will be a habit that is hard to break!
(who knows what goes on in an almost 4 year old's mind that is absorbing the English language????)
Apparently, Avery feels comfortable enough with us to share her special name!
I don't know???
But, I do know that it is so stinkin' cute the way she refers to herself and Shea.
It makes us all laugh.
And now, we are all using these 'new' names!!!
It is a interesting transition that is occurring as far as Avery's acquisition of English is concerned.
First off, let me say that she is a talker...big time!!! Doesn't matter if it is in Chinese or English!!
A couple of weeks ago, she only spoke to us in Chinese. God only knows what she was saying to us....
But, she was (and is) expressive, demonstrative, and very much filled with opinions!
Now, she is speaking less & less Chinese ( which is kind of sad), using more & more English words...
Like I said....
Very interesting stuff!!!
Her receptive vocabulary is remarkable. I mean, she totally understands what we are saying...
In fact, what anyone is saying.
Today at Walgreen's while we were waiting for my prescription, she picked up on the store's announcements. Noticing words like 'please' and 'special' and of course, 'candy'!!!
She can sing the whole Wonder Pet song and knows most of the words to Elmo's World....
She can pray the common table prayer all by herself!
And started singing in church with us this past Sunday!!!
I guess I could go on & on, but I don't want to be accused of bragging!!!
I am utterly amazed by this child of mine!!!
She is indeed a blessing!!!!