Actually, it has been 7 months...
I'm still trying to get caught up on the blogging... *siiiigh*
(picture of Ping being measured when we arrive home)
What I need to do is take a picture of Ping against the wall now. This picture was taken 7 months ago... back when I had long(er) hair. I miss my hair. But I digress...
When we got Pings referral, we marked on the wall her height (as reported in the referral). When we got home after our trip to China, we re-marked her height on the wall. The difference was about 5 months between the two markings, and in that time, Ping had grown... well... maybe 1.5 centimeters. What I need to do, is take a picture of her NOW against the wall - because she has grown more in the last 6 months that our other children have grown in a full year!
It is amazing how quickly they change, and grow... :-)
We recently completed our 6 month evaluation with our Social Worker. The wife was really nervous to go for the evaluation, mostly because our social worker scares her. But she went. She took Ping and (fingers crossed) hoped for a good evaluation.
The evaluation was amazing! Our social worker just stopped talking, and stared at Ping, remarking that she was "amazed" at how well adjusted Ping was already.
That came as a bit of a surprise... because Ping was being a little CRAZY during the evaluation!
Wife: *knock knock*
Social Worker (SW): Hi, come on in.
SW: Oh and hello! You must be Ping.
Ping: WHO ARE YOU?
SW: I'm your social worker.
SW: Um, because you need one?
Ping: WHY YOU LIVE HERE?
SW: Because this is my house?
Ping: WHY? WHY YOUR HOUSE? CAT!!!! YOU HAVE A CAT!
SW: Yes, that is ...
Ping: I NO LIKE CAT!!!
Ping: I HAVE TWO CAT! I NO LIKE CAT. BUT I LIKE MY CAT!
SW: Well, come in... lets see how things are going.
Wife: Ping get off the kitchen table.
Ping: CAT ON THE TABLE!
SW: *still laughing*
Ping: WHY CAT ON TABLE? CAT NO TABLE. I SAY "NO"!
Wife: Come Ping, off the table.
Ping: WHERE YOUR DADDY? I HAVE A DADDY. YOU HAVE A DADDY?
I guess the social worker liked seeing that Ping was comfortable with people, and her Mom... or something. I really don't know... but the social worker loved Ping! And loved how she was behaving. Oddly. Because I don't think her Mommy was too happy with her behavior!
But it's all good. The Eval was a success, and now, I just gotta get these forms off to China. :-)