We had another lovely day today as we explored our new world together. Ellen is a real trooper and is putting up with her new mom's mistakes quite well; like this morning when I didn't check what time the mall opened and managed to get us there two hours early. Whoops.
Ellen and I did a bit of shopping; she found some books for the trip home, which was good, and I found her a travel book on Seattle (though unfortunately in English) and also a book that explains English idioms. English has some of the weirdest sayings-- particularly in the south where Jer and I are from-- and so I figure this book is going to seriously come in handy once Ellen gets a little more comfortable with her English.
She's so excited about Jer coming into town tonight that she's been talking about him all day. I think she's going to be a bit of a daddy's girl. In a lot of ways their personalities are very similar, so I think they'll get along well. She tends to be very quiet in new situations and spends some time just taking it all in. Jeremy likes to do the same thing.
She's had a lot of new experiences in the last few days, and she's been weathering the changes like a champ. I'm quickly learning a lot about her likes and dislikes, what her expressions mean and when she needs to take a break.
I can't wait to see her interact with Jer once he gets here!
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