Eating grass...she still isn't used to sitting on a lawn.
It was a scorcher today...muggy, sultry and just plain hot. For lunch we ate ice cream by Hoan Kiem Lake, and after melting into the sidewalk cracks, we decided to head back to the hotel for a swim. Our taxi ride home was a fiasco. I think it was the guy's first day driving a stick shift, and I am not certain he had been in Hanoi before! We drove in circles, and he managed to make it the 4 miles back to the hotel ENTIRELY in first gear! We were all hot and cranky by the time we got home, but the dip in the pool was a treat. MyLinh loved the water, and we finally took her out once she started turning blue. I think she would have splashed all afternoon!
Just to show what a clever kiddo she is, we have to tell you MyLinh's new game. When she goes to bed, she looks at me, then drops her blankie (towel from the orphanage) over the side. She then proceeds to whimper imploringly. She is so smart! Of course, obliging mommy and daddy played their parts, but as this fun new game has lasted for over an hour on some occasions, we are trying to think of a new game to teach her -- chess, perhaps?