I suppose those who are by my side day in and day out do not notice it as much, but I am growing up. After returning to Bangkok, when Mommy showed me some of the pictures from our Singapore trip, she was thrilled that I recognized Uncle Kim Chuan and Grandma Gan. Of course I would (eyes rolling)... I hugged them every day for 2 weeks!
Anything I see that I like, I can now proclaim, "Nice... Pretty!" This past Saturday, we went to Uncle Chiet and Auntie Yuriko's for DIY-Sushi dinner. She gave me a hair clip, and Mommy was surprised that I did not yank it off my head immediately like I used to. Hey, I am a big girl now, and I do want to look PRETTY!
Yesterday evening, we had a quick ramen dinner at Hachiban. I was slurping my noodles expertly and making everyone laugh with my ramen twirling show. The penultimate serving Daddy fed me was a little too long, and I gagged after a monstrous effort to suck it down my throat. I managed to regurgitate that strand without throwing up the entire dinner (applause, please!). Later, when Daddy offered to feed me again, I gestured to him that I just choked and did not want anymore. Once again, praises and wonders from the adults... no brainer really, who actually enjoys gagging on noodles?!?