It's happening! It's really happening. She's starting to sound out street signs. When making picutres, she'll try to label them or write what they're about or who they are for. It's actually happening! Add to that her great job learning to play chess, and doing math in her head, well, she's a smart cookie when she wants to be.
Tonight she's sharing the sleeper sofa with Nicholas since Katherine is in the extra double in the bedroom here in the hotel suite. The first couple nights, there was a lot of bickering, kicking, rolling into each other. But it seems that she and Nicholas will be a better match.