Sunday, May 23, 2010


Our Chinese guests are here and Hope couldn't be happier. She's got the big sisters she's always wanted tonight and they are treating her like a favorite little sister. Wang and Fang are adorable, extremely polite, and speaking limited English since they have not had three years English immersion like Hope has had with Mandarin. I don't have the opportunity to hear Hope speak conversationally outside of school and it is almost unreal to me to hear it. It's amazing to me even though I know millions of people around the world speak multiple languages -- I've just never been up close and personal and it's overwhelming.

So they are speaking Chinese all the time. Hope is interpreting things like, "Do you want to run through sprinklers with the neighbors?" and, "Do you want to go for a ride in the camper?" and, "Is it okay with you if my mom takes eight thousand pictures of you while you are here?"

Somebody pinch me.


  1. That is so awesome for all of them...and you.