charis at this amazing age. it's been so cool to see how her language and talking has developed. i mean it's totally fascinating to go from a coo to a sound to part of a word to a full word then to sentences. blows me away. i'm trying to soak it all up and record as much as possible. i'm constantly amazed at her ability to make connections too. she's not at the funny age where she says inappropriate things, but i will be looking forward to that. she's just talking a bunch.
we were driving the other day and she said, "i need a haircut. a big haircut." then she looked at me and pointed to my hair. i said, "i'm not ready to give you a haircut. but you want a big haircut?" she then said, "haircut like you." so, we're thinking of shaving her head. jk.
in the same car ride she said, "you feel better? grocery story medicine in your mouth feel better." so she talks in run-on sentences. basically, when adam's parents were here we had our long duke appt. when we got back she immediately asked me "you feel better?" which sounds so cute coming out of her mouth. adam's mom had told her that we were at the doctor to help mommy feel better. so, she often asks me if i feel better. and apparently we go to the "grocery store" (ie CVS) often to get medicine for mommy.
the other night we met adam for dinner. midway through she wanted to pray. you know she wants to pray when she says, "dear god" and asks us to hold hands. she was doing this funny thing with her eyes, trying to close them but peek, as she prayed, "dear god, thank you for food, yoga and balls." it's really that simple, huh? last night she did the same thing at home, "dear god, thank you for food, thank you for nonni, thank you for my water, thank you for my water. amen!"
she's been getting up early lately. ugh. "i wake up!" then she will call one of us, "daddy! daddy! where arrrrrrrrre you?" we try to tell her she can't get up until the sun does. "where's the sunshine?"
when she gets tickled or we do somethings she likes she says, "do again." and writing that doesn't do it justice with just how cute she sounds.
adam and i spend a lot of time sharing stories of our little girl. it's like we don't want each other to miss out on ALL of her. it never feels like "she" is all we have to talk about. in fact, we have plenty to talk about. talking about Charis is a joy and a relief. we both end up with huge smiles and we immediately miss her. (usually this is on our trips to duke) she's really fun. and i love to think of our story and how God knew just want we needed when we didn't think we were ready to be parents. He knew. He always knows.