Sunday, June 1, 2008

Getting Settled

Riley shows Maya how to ride.

She's giving it her best shot.

Chris gives Maya a push on the tricycle.

Aunt Kathleen helps Maya with her mango smoothie before heading back to Fairbanks.

Maya has met so many new people in the last few days. Our friends Rocky and Araceli came down from Anchorage. Then we went to a party Friday night (Our friend Vince's roast).
Saturday morning our friend Ly came over with some genuine chao ga (rice porridge with chicken) and Maya gobbled it up. I asked Ly to speak Vietnamese with Maya to see how much she understood. Maya sat down when Ly told her to sit down so she could help her put her shoes on and stood up when Ly asked her to stand up.
Maya and Ly (note the empty bowl of chao).

Saturday our friends Rocky and Araceli came over for dinner. Maya actually sat at the dining room table for the first time and ate dinner with us! Araceli and Rocky are Spanish speaking so Maya is getting quite a range of exposure to languages.

She is also trying new foods. She likes salmon and halibut. Tonight Grandma came over for dinner and brought pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream for dessert. Maya ate a little bit of spaghetti and A LOT of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream!

Pet update: She has warmed up to petting our cat and dog on several occasions but still freaks out everytime they come near her if she is not being held by one of us.

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