In preparation for picking Mari up at the airport, Tovina and I had been looking at pictures of Mari. We have also been practicing saying Mari's name. Though it took some time, it all paid off when Mari approached Tovina at the airport and Tovina enthusiastically started waiving and blowing kisses. She even insisted that Aunt Mari, and not Mommy, carry her to the car. Then, in a moment of crowning glory, Tovina topped the whole thing off by saying hello to Aunt "Mwaree"!
*The fact that Tovina will waive enthusiastically to anyone who waives at her first should in no way dimish T's reaction to Mari.