Thursday, August 29, 2013

Check Out the 100 on Molly's Spelling Test

Go figure. Another student checked the paper, marked her wrong on 'encouraged', and the teacher went back and marked it correct.
Molly had even said, "I no no what was wrong."
One thing I can certainly tell with her educational setting in China - NOT indicative of all educational settings for children who live in orphanages - SHE HAD TO STUDY.
You know. Sit and learn information.
Boy, that is severely lacking amongst many kiddos today - the discipline to sit down and make sense of words, text, etc.
We are soo very fortunate that Molly's schooling in China most certainly benefited her future her in America.
Now...understand this: She has NO IDEA what these words mean. I'm still enlightening her to terms such as toilet and sink. Ain't no way she grasps the concepts 'especially & cautiously'; however, she does what she can in the regular classroom, goes to a little tutoring session one-on-one, participates in an ESL class, is immersed all day long in English, and has a teacher for a mother.
Everyday counts.
She's working hard.
Emily is working hard.
We are moving through adjustments - helping, learning, crying some, recovering faster from little times of 'understanding', praying, trusting, laughing....
Will write more later.
Just 2 busy with 2 little girls 2 write much now.
Blessings to all.

More Experienced Piano Player

Beginner Piano Player

Em's 2nd Time on Skates

Molly at Skating Rink

She was brave enough to give it a go one time around...but the whole balance issue...foot/leg manipulation gave her a bit of a challenge. I think she'd try it again sometime in a rink where it's not so crowded. I'm proud of her for trying!!

4 Amigos - Puzzle Do-ers

Saturday, August 3, 2013

EXPERT Orthotist and Molly's New Shoes with AFO

Fun Time at Moody Gardens - Galveston

We returned to Houston - Shriner's Hospital - for Molly to get all doodied up with her new "shoes". They will help her walk more evenly. Great beginnings. More on this at a later time when there IS TIME to post.

Never Been to Galveston - But Here We Met Cool Andre!!

Molly's First Time EVAH at a beach!

Emily and Jenna Working with Clay Cutouts

Birthday Party with Many of Our "China Sisters"