10 April 2007

150 Things About Trinhity - Part Two

Not only is it taking us forever to accumulate 150 Things About Trinhity, but we wouldn't want to read all 150 in one sitting. Thus we've broken them up into lots of 50. This is the second batch. Enjoy!

51) Trinhity can pick things up with her toes.
52) She can feed herself cereal with her toes.

53) Trinh never really learned to walk. She learned to run first (around 11 months), then slowed down somewhat.
54) She still trips over her own feet regularly.
55) Thus she almost always has a boo-boo on one knee or the other.

56) She wears a Size 4 shoe. Most kiddos her age are in a Size 6.
57) It depends on the brand, but she's still able to wear Size 12-18 months pants; they're short on her now, but the waist still fits.
58) Most of her tops are 24 months now, but they're far too wide for her.

59) Trinh is thin but of average height for her age -- at least by the American charts.
60) She weighs about 22lbs (+/-2lbs).
61) She is about 33 inches tall (+/- 2").

62) She can sing "Happy Birthday To You" in its entirety.
63) Sometimes she sings "Happy Birthday to Elmo".
64) Mama has figured out how to play "Happy Birthday" on the ukulele. Trinh sings along.

65) Whenever Daddy gets down his guitar to play, Trinh gets out her uke.
66) Trinh demands that we play with a guitar pick. She has a favorite pick.
67) No matter what Daddy is playing, she strums along on her uke and sings "Happy Birthday".
68) After a few strums, she puts the pick into the uke. Then she turns it upside down and starts to shake it.
69) After a few shakes, she comes over and takes Daddy's pick away. She throws that one into his guitar.
70) Then we both shake our instruments until the picks come out. Sometimes this takes a long time. Daddy tries not to get frustrated with this antic.

71) She has a great imagination and likes to play pretend.
72) Sometimes we tuck scarves into the back of our pants so that we can have "tails" and pretend we are horses. We gallop around the house.
73) Daddy answered the door last week with a tail. The UPS man was amused.

74) Trinhity loves Starbucks. She can recognize the sign and will ask to go "drink coffee".
75) She points at the lady in the Starbucks logo and says that she's swimming.
76) The barristas at our local Starbucks begin to prepare her signature drink -- tall decaf ice water -- as soon as they see her.

77) She hasn't a clue what Chuck E Cheese or McDonalds are. This pleases us.

78) She has recently been introduced to ice-cream. She likes it.
79) She will sometimes say (in VN, of course), "Daddy, go buy ice-cream for Trinh to eat!"
80) She has had ice-cream maybe 5 times now. She's hilarious when she's on an ice-cream sugar high.

81) She translates effortlessly between English & Vietnamese. She seems to prefer speaking VN, but she understands both.
82) Her vocabulary in VN is larger than Daddy's. Daddy is torn between being proud of her and depressed that all his hard-fought efforts to learn VN amount to the vocabulary of a 20-month old.
83) If Trinh says something that Daddy doesn't understand, she'll repeat it in English for him.

84) Trinhity knows the difference between VN people and non-VN people.
85) She seems to understand that not everyone speaks VN. She usually speaks VN to Asian people and English to everybody else.

86) She has been going to Gymboree classes for a year now.
87) She has been going to gymnastics classes for 2 months now. She *loves* gymnastics! She especially prefers the bars and rings.

88) Sometimes when she's in her carseat, she pretends that she's asleep.

89) She still likes to take baths in her Tummy Tub occasionally.
90) She also loves showers and baths in the big tub.
91) She desperately wants to do the water slides at the pool in the fitness center, but she's too little. This is difficult to explain to her.

92) She likes to hold hands.

93) The vast majority of her clothes are pink.
94) Her favorite color is blue.

95) She likes to hug plastic and ceramic lawn animals.
96) She also likes to feed them. She usually feeds them dirt and sticks.

97) She can draw a circle.

98) She likes the outdoors more than the indoors.
99) She likes to play in the rain. She has her own pink kitty umbrella with ears.

100) She likes to have conversations on the phone with Mama. She tells Mama whatever she's doing. "Mama, Trinh is sitting down." "Mama, Trinh's playing with dirt." "Mama, Trinh is standing up." "Mama, Trinh sees a bird." "Mama, Trinh is playing with bees." "Mama, Trinh is kicking the fire ants." Seriously.

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