Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Olivia Cai Hua Starts Her Second Year of Pre-School!
Our daughter, Olivia Cai Hua, started her second year of pre-school today. We adopted her on 11/29/2004 and she turned 3 last month. Her Chinese heritage is very important to us. We have a full-time Chinese nanny who only speaks to Olivia in Mandarin. She understands everything, but still prefers to speak English, although she is starting to speak more Chinese. We have enrolled Olivia in several Chinese dance and language classes and are considering putting her into a Chinese playgroup for toddlers. Olivia now understands the difference between English, Chinese (and even Spanish). Goal- totally bilingual by HS age.
Larry Bennett and Dorothy Crenshaw