Monday, January 26, 2009
One year ago...
It was another day of firsts for Maddie.
The first time talking on a phone.
The first time using a washing machine.
And the first time eating at the golden arches...Mikky D's.
Let's start off with the phone.
Maddie got to talk to Q-ball, Punky, JacJac and of course Daddy today.
She loved it.
She giggled, babbled and stared at the Skype phone while listening to each one of them. It was amazing to watch. She looked startled when she first heard the voice on the other end of the line (internet) then gradually warmed up. I tried showing each person's picture to her as she talked to them. I don't know if she got the idea or not, but she sure had something to say.
She can pronounce everyone's name pretty well, with her cute little Ukranian accent, but has a hard time with Q-balls. For some reason she has decided to call him 'walla'. I don't get it...it's not even close.
I'm not sure what he thinks - but I imagine he'll be just fine.
Maddie also helped me with the laundry today. She really is a pretty good little helper. She helped me drop the clothes over the balcony railing onto the couch below. (It never occured to me that it wasn't a great idea to teach a preschooler to do that...but she enjoyed it.) Then she helped me jam it all into the small washer. I put in the soap and she pushed the button.
After it was done she helped me pull it all out and hang it up on the drying rack.
I can't wait to get home to my dryer!
After the chores were done, Sandra, Maddie and I headed to McDonalds. We just had to have a burger...and it's a right of passage in our family for the kids to have their first McDonald's experience BEFORE they leave their home country.
We couldn't miss it.
Maddie loved it!
She was a bit overwhelmed at first by all of the noise, people and energy...but after awhile she settled right down and ate her lunch.
Chicken nuggets, french fries, apple juice and barbeque sauce goodness.
What more could a girl want?