The girls went to a birthday party last weekend. They had a wonderful time and it was a beautiful day to spend outside.
I noticed that Emma struggled a little at the party. It was wonderful but overwhelming for her. She could not interact with the kids. She watched them but did not know how to play with them.
The jumper was a blast for the other three but Emma choose not to jump in it. I think she "self regulated" herself. She knew she couldn't do it or she wouldn't be comfortable doing it so she didn't. I could see by the look on her face that she made the right choice for her.
Zhou turned 7 yrs old- Happy Birthday!!
Ellie is asking a lot about her birthday. In case you didn't know the girls turned 8 and 9 a day after we came home. We were exhausted and everything was so new to them, plus we didn't speak the same language so we decided not to celebrate- it would have been overwhelming for all us.
Ellie is completely confused "how on earth did she turn 8 and not have a birthday"- it is kind of funny watching her try to figure it all out! Maybe we will celebrate their half birthday?!?
She is quite a character with a lot of personality! She has a good sense of humor!