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Aug 12, 2012

A whole new person

We recently went on vacation to visit family in Europe and we had the chance to spend more time as a family. Everyone had a great time. I already expected that Daniel would do well given how well he knows the family and his fluency in both French and German by now. Charlotte surprised me most. She just became a whole new person during the trip. He language skills completely flourished (although mostly in English) and she started telling entire stories. She also started repeating a lot of words she would hear, in all languages, showing that she now can pronounce most sounds and is interested in making sense of words. This is a new behavior for her, which I had been eager to see develop... It was long time in the making. Charlotte also did great in the activities we had planned, often interacting and playing with the older kids and keeping up with the pace. (e.g. going horseback riding or hiking to visit a farm). She was easy-going most of the time and obviously enjoyed all the activities. I was really blown away about her progress, and very excited to realize that the baby phase is over. This little girl is now becoming a self-confident, self-reliant member of our family. I can't wait to see her continue to develop.
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