About Me

I have adopted 4 children from a specific orphanage in Eastern Europe and I want to see more children redeemed from that orphanage and brought into families. I want to make sure that the children who are still left behind in that place are never forgotten.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Julianne May Not TALK, but She Can Communicate!

Julianne cracks me up! She doesn't say many words. Many people look at her and assume that she is 18months to 2 years old. She's not though, she's 4!

She sure does get her points across! Here are some examples of just her communication skills from today.

She took us to the refrigerator numerous times today to let us know that she wanted her drink.

She took me to the refrigerator once today and didn't want a drink. She made it very clear that she wanted banana peppers. (Yes, my little angel is just like me and eats them a lot with me, but this is the 2nd time that she has taken me to the refrigerator for them herself.) She was so glad that I got her point that she did a little jig!

She brought us toys several times as she normally does and puts our hand on the on/off switch to let us know that she needs it turned on.

She woke up from her nap crying which never happens. I went is saying "Oh angel baby what is wrong?". She looked at me very serious and gently bumped her head on her crib. She moves around in her sleep a lot. I guess she woke up crying because she bumped her head. She got that point across too and then went right back to crying.

As I was putting her to bed and kissing her cute little bridgless nose, she let me know what else she wanted very plain. She took my hands and put them under her arm pits. This always means to pick her up, except there. She then began to thump her feet on the bed. You may be wondering what on earth she wanted, but I knew very well. :) She wanted me to bounce her on the bed. No one else probably teaches their kids to jump on the bed. Its another one of those "special needs mommy" kind of things. She sure does have fun with it too!

I do have to say that if I could accomplish all of that without words, then I might not talk either. I can't though. I have to tell people things over and over and I still don't get that good of a turn out sometimes. :)


  1. She has created her very own form of sign language. Genius! AND she manages complete compliance from her subjects. What an accomplished Teeny Tyrant Princess she is! What I wouldn't do for some snuggle time with the wittle one.

  2. You can come have some snuugle time any time you can make it this way. She does definitely get complete compliance. I wish I had the way with people that she does!