These days, in between Jaan doing real school and Asya learning to talk, I was almost afraid that our middle child would be overlooked. But she hasn't been! First of all, she's not Raia anymore. She's a princess. (The family we stayed with in Lokhvytsia gave her a princess dress, which she loves.) Now that we have gotten that straight, here are a few pictures of her from the past few days.
The princess was very impressed with Dasha's braiding skills. Since she saw that another little girl could braid, she's been constantly twisting her hair and getting frustrated. I promised that I would teach her to do it right, and a few days ago we got around to it:
She has also been obsessed with writing for a while now. I don't think Jaan went through a stage like this. Any time Raia gets her hands on a piece of paper, she fills it with "writing." She knows a few letters, and she adds a lot of scribbles. However, since she's left handed, she often makes the letters she knows backwards and writes in the wrong direction. So, to help her and feed her obsession, I've been printing out pages from a special handwriting book for lefties. She loves it, and she's doing really well with it!