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What I did on my Christmas vacation, By Tom Grundy.
I went to Boston with my parents and visited my sister's family. My
brother came to visit too. We spent a lot of time inside playing with
computers and little kids. Peter and Trintje were supposed to be able
to talk by now, but they were more fluent in animal sounds than
English. Their comprehension was much higher than their ability to
speak legibly. Occasionally there would be clear words, but they often
were not repeated, or like Trintje's "No, No, No" might mean yes, especially if accompanied by the "happy dance". They did
improve while I was there though, and also got better at pointing out
various people and objects when quized. They were especially good
at locating the cat, but had some trouble identifying which one of
them was Peter and which was Trintje. Often when asked where Peter
was, they would both point at the other.
of the time it was cold and snowy, but there were a few warmer
days where we got outside. We also were able to go outside briefly
during nastier spells. The kids were intrigued by the snow, but didn't
always like the results (slippery, cold and wet). If you have fast
connection or a lot of time you can click on the flying Peter picture
to see some pictures of them in the snow (and other places).