Welcome to All About Chloe

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Welcome to "All About Chloe", the page for and all about Chloe! We decided to start this page after finding it hard to keep a record of all of Chloe's achievements. The website is just a hassle to create a new page or to edit it. A blog serves as a journal and this will be like a journal for all of Chloe's accomplishments, so friends and family can keep up to date on Chloe's fast-paced world.

What's happened up to now?
Chloe was adopted from Guangdong Province in China in May 2005. She is nearly 13 months and has been with us for two months. Chloe is a happy baby and loves to make faces and noises. She is learning quickly and is catching up to other children her age.

Chloe enjoys swimming and playing at Gymboree (ok, if pressed she prefers swimming). We have also recently discovered that Chloe likes dancing too. Chloe has a vocabulary of about 7 words: mama, dada, doggy, uh-oh, hi, yea! and ball. She is not walking yet and she is starting to eat solid foods after some sessions to work on this. Right now she will eat vanilla pudding from a Nuk brush. Hey, it's a BIG step if you saw her a month ago! She applaudes herself everytime she takes a bite.

Lately Chloe is learning to point. Just this morning she said,"dada", and I asked her, "where is daddy?" She looked and pointed at me. She's got the pointing down, she just isn't sure what to point at. Right now, Matt asked her "where's mama?" and she pointed to the potted plant. Hmmm, not quite.

One of Chloe's favorite activities is beating on the computer. In fact, she is in my lap preparing to pounce on the keyboard as I type. That is, after she rips my glasses off my face (another favorite pastime). Chloe is also taking to cycling. She has been taking her breakfast while she watches the Tour de France. She is rooting for Lance Armstrong, but she really cheers for her favorite cyclist, Magnus Backstedt of Liquigas Bianchi. Why is he her favorite? Because he wrote to her and sent her an autographed photo. She would give him a "high-five" if she ever meets him personally (another favorite activity).

That's all for now, check the blog every now and then to see what's going on in Chloe's world. I'll try to post once a week.