I'm realizing that our life here in Wenatchee is not nearly as interesting as it had been while we were in China, so there's not really much to report these days. One fun new thing is that TongJie has been saying "bye," only he can't pronounce it correctly so he says "lye." Whenever we leave to go somewhere, he waves to the house and says, "Lye. Lye," over and over again in his quiet little voice. He also says it to one of us if we're going outside or something, or he'll say it when he's playing and he leaves to go into another room, or to Albert and the cats. That's pretty much the only real word he says, other than sometimes we think he's saying "hi," but he doesn't use that one as consistently. He does make a lot of other noises, just not real words.
We went for a walk on the Apple Capital Loop Trail after TongJie's nap, with Albert too, of course. The weather was kind of cold and windy today, but it was still fun. TongJie usually seems to enjoy being in his stroller, and he enjoyed it today. Sometimes he starts to cry if we stop walking. I guess it's too boring for him to just sit there and look at the same old things. I didn't take any pictures while we were walking today. In fact, I only took two pictures this evening, both of Jeff and TongJie.
Yesterday, my mom took the following picture of TongJie. He has that look on his face like he's ready to get into something that he's not supposed to!