But before I get to any more pictures, I wanted to share that Kara had a GREAT first three days at school. Her teacher asked her to write some Chinese characters on the dry-erase board on her first day and the kids were in awe of it. It only got better when the teacher asked each child in the class to write a story about themselves. She wasn't sure if Kara understood the instructions, but Kara did write a story in Chinese. The teacher asked if she would read it to the class... in Mandarin, of course. She read it out loud and the teacher and class loved it so much, they asked her to read it again. What a wonderful start to her first day of school! I think she felt like a little rock star. When the girls got off the bus, they were both smiles and Leila quickly said, "Kara has already made a lot of friends on her first day!" Hooray!! Amazingly enough, Kara was able to communicate the details of the day in a way that I could understand everything. And I was thrilled when her teacher called later that evening to chat about the day's events. I think she was quite surprised that I already knew what had transpired at school. he he. You'd just be amazed how you can communicate even with limited ability to speak the same language.
The next morning, she got on the bus and went to the back and sat with one of her new friends and just waved to me as they drove off with a huge smile on her face. How wonderful! Now, if only I could do something about the dreaded back of the bus. I know it's where the fifth graders sit, but....... sigh.
Have a great weekend! I am taking Kara and Mia to a fun FCC event tomorrow morning while Leila is at soccer. I hope the rain is gone by then, as it should be a beautiful event to photograph.
p.s. I still love that Livi Lu top!!!