Friday, January 13, 2012

Half a year...

Dariya has been home with us for 6 months today. 

She continues to love, learn, grow and develop well.  

If you have followed our journey you know how well she has melted into our family and into our hearts. 
Friday night fun with dad!
Don't get me wrong there are moments that aren't so easy but, I wouldn't trade my life or my wonderful family for anything.

I am blessed.

New things lately are calling me "Mommy" instead of mama (however she still sometimes refers to Jason as such but it is improving). 

She calls herself Dariya, can correctly verbally label everyone in our family even the dogs and point to them,  she is using lots of signs but adding spoken words by the minute,
can sort by colors, beginning to learn shapes and correctly identifying them by name,
starting to add letters when we sing the Alphabet song,
her favorite game is playing "Where's Dariya as she hides behind my back" when I find her she laughs hysterically, can dress herself,
and it never gets old to hear her say, "Boo" when she pops her head out of her shirt every time she gets dressed.

The list could go on and on...

Oh, how we love you Dariya, thankful you are home.


Barb said...

Both girls are adorable and sooo smart! Great idea on sorting colors~

AngelaLexi79 said...

They are both so smart! I can't believe how good Dariya is doing. So wonderful!

Katrina said...

I love it. I loved how she was trying to help her sister know where to put the red one. I just can't wait to see my girls working together like that. Thanks for taking the time to share her life with us.

Carlene's soon to be momma :)

Jill said...

What beautiful and smart girls you have! :-) I can't believe it's been 6 months already...Sarah reminded me a couple days ago that we missed blogging about J's 6 month home anniversary. Oh well..there is always 7 months, right? :-)

Dariya looks like she is doing GREAT! Praise God!

To Love Endlessly said...

LOVE the video! It's so great to see how much she has grown since her time with you. Marissa is going to LOVE watching this video when she gets home tomorrow!

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness! This is awesome. Your daughters are absolutely beautiful![:

rosedel said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile and just wanted to say the video is terrific.

ch said...

Oh, Dari. I just love your role of color-sorting quality control. We're so grateful to have you close enough to squeeze. Celebrate with a banana for me, won't you? xoxoxo

Lacey said...

The best part was when Dariya gets Alaina's back out and hands it to her. What a great helper. Cute girlies!