Today marks 6 months since adopting Ashlyn! I can't believe it has already been 6 months!!! She has grown a half inch and has gained 5 pounds in that 6 months :-) She started eating ice cream without getting tummy aches last week. I think eating a little cheese here and there has helped build up her tolerance.
She's speaking more and more English and I'm sad to say that she's losing her Chinese language very quickly. I'm not even sure she really speaks it anymore. One day I would like her to at least learn Mandarin for when she goes and visits her home country. We plan to take her on a trip back when she becomes a teenager and do a whole touring thing so she can see the other parts of China she never got to see.
She's reading three letter words now and her handwriting is slowly improving. She still needs to work on cutting paper. The tutor will be working with her four days a week for an hour each day during the summer. This should help catch her up to the 1st grade level hopefully.
She absolutely loves swimming. She balances herself very well in her swim vest and probably won't be long until she's swimming on her own. She'll be good with the snorkeling in the Bahamas as long as she has the swim vest and life vest on :-) Her and Kaylyn are very much alike when it comes to the swimming. Kaylyn was the same way...fearless of the water and learned to swim very quickly.
Kaylyn and Ashlyn are getting along pretty well now. They play together a lot more. They're definitely sisters though...tattle telling on each other, bickering at each other, and annoying each other :-) They'll definitely grow closer to each other as they get older...I can tell!