This week, dear Tessaroo:
-- You deepened your obsession with books, asking everyone (Nonni included) to "read it, book" and snuggling with joy when someone takes you on her lap to read.
-- You put on an accent for the first time, deepening your voice, pretending to talk on the phone and saying, "Hello? Who dat? Name of Tess. How a' you? Gooood."
--You've started to mimic everything your big sister does and says. I know you'll soon have an excellent vocabulary.
-- Favorite story: Still pretty obsessed with Big Red Barn but Rosalind and the Little Deer was in heavy rotation. Favorite song: To sing, Jingle Bells (ha) and to hear, All Through the Night.
-- I discovered you know the ABC song. I am amazed at your vast knowledge for someone who is 20.5 months.
-- You spontaneously started saying, "I luss you, mama" and "I luss you, Emmaline, kiss" and giving us kisses. Such a love baby.
This week, sweet Em:
-- You pretended to be an Arctic explorer, got licked by a cow and your third loose tooth is extra wiggly.
-- You asked repeatedly when it will be spring. Let's hope soon, love.
-- You wanted to dance with Tess every day and said she was your bride. She sometimes cooperated. You are a very gentle and patient big sister. You make me proud every day.
-- Favorite story: Peter in Blueberry Land. Favorite song: "Hop Up My Ladies" by Elizabeth Mitchell
-- You planned a ball to which "every illegible man" was invited and wore an old dress of mine, proclaiming, "My mother used to be fancy until she married my father." Ha! When I asked what type of music we should play, you firmly said, "A waltz. Decidedly." You are so smart.
-- You declared pumpkin soup to be your new favorite food.