Jaan knows quite a few letters in both English and Russian. We have an English alphabet poster hanging in our bathroom. (Why? I don't know.) Up until now all of our friends have thought the way Jaan reads it is hilarious. Now Will has been teaching him the right words, so I have to share the way Jaan used to do it before we forget.
Jaan would sit there and "read" like this:
A. . . яблоко!
B. . . бабочка!
C. . . торт!
And so on. :-)
A funny thing that he said to me yesterday when we were playing outside: he brought me a worm that he had found and said, "Please hold him. . . but don't eat him!"
And yet another: Jaan calls nettles (крапива) "пиво," which means beer. He can often be heard yelling as we go for walks, "Mama, be careful of the beer here. It bites!"
We were able to have our last day of camp on Monday, and it was wonderful! Thank you so much for all the prayers. The camp time was just about the only break in the rain. The girls were thrilled to have one more day with us. I really want to post pictures and more stories, but that will have to wait.
Anna has been with us for a few days again. Tomorrow she's leaving for a trip to Saint Petersburg.