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August 23, 2006

Gotcha!

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This little beauty is our Madeline Abigail!  She's a darling and she's tiny but don't let that fool you!  She's got an opinion as big as the state of Texas!

She didn't cry when she was handed to Daddy (Gwen was attached to Mommy like Rhesus monkey baby during the whole thing!).  After a few minutes, she spotted some toys and wanted to get down on the floor and play with them.  She LOVES to play! 

Gwen thought all of the toys should be hers so she ran around shouting "Mine!" and trying to take things away from Maddy but Maddy didn't accept that for an instant!  She's SCREAMED at Gwen and Gwen looked at us in disbelief and backed right down!

Maddy is several inches shorter than Gwen and several pounds lighter.  Gwen wears size 2 and Maddy is probably closer to wearing 12 months!  She's TOTALLY potty trained and will grab her crotch when she needs to be taken to the potty chair.  She's also a little jabber box!   Our guide told us that she was counting to six at one point and when Gwen handed her a stuffed bear, she wouldn't accept it and said "not mine" in Cantonese. 

The similarities between these two girls are so amazing.  They have a sweet/stubborn disposition.  They're both really happy kids and smile all the time.  They both were named "Xiao" and they both have double swirls in their hair at the back of their head.  It was really unusual that Gwen had this (two swirls twisting opposite directions right at the crown of her head) so imagine our shock to see it on Maddy's head too!   

Enough talk.  Here are some more pictures.  She's not smiling in these but she's been all smiles since we've been back in the hotel room.

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