Monday, August 10, 2009


What in the world made God decide that Jamie and I deserved to have Gisèle as our daughter? How did we get so lucky? Her difficult moments are few and far between. 99% of the time, she's full of joy and laughter, is loving and sweet, funny, and SO smart. I love to watch her think, and we're having so much fun watching her play lately. She's immersed herself in the world of make-believe, and I desperately wish I could get inside her head sometimes.

The transition to her Big Girl Bed has been amazing. I keep wondering when the hard part will come. She's had 2 nights and 1 nap in the bed so far, and it's been so smooth. Isn't this supposed to be difficult?! I'm sure it still could turn out to be. Maybe she's just waiting until we take it for granted before she starts giving us problems.

One of her new favorite things to do was discovered this weekend - Sunday morning when she woke up from night-night, and Sunday afternoon when she woke up from her nap. She loves for us to come into her room and sit on her bed with her between us. We'll walk in, and she'll say "Sit, Mama!" "Sit, Daddy - right here!" She scoots in-between us and contentedly sits there, thumb in her mouth, smiling up at us.

Something else we've really been enjoying with her is reading. We've been reading with her since she was born, but now she likes to recite her books to us as we read. We'll say "The Cat in the Hat, by..." and she'll finish with "Dr. Seuss!" And she loves to say her favorite parts out loud. "But our fish said..." and Gisèle says "No, no!" Make that cat go away!" while waving her finger back and forth. She's also taken to singing - A LOT. She loves to sing along to "Amazing Grace." She'll "bum-bum-bum" or "la-la-la" her way through "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" when she doesn't feel like saying the words. She spent the entire car ride back from the grocery store singing loudly yesterday, while I fought back giggles.

She brings so much joy to our lives!


Andrea said...

very blessed :) ....and soooo cute!

Shannon said...

She sounds like an absolute sweetie! And yes, very easy - you are definitely blessed! Wish we were closer so we could have some playdates, although my kids might be a bad influence. Haha!

Mavis said...

You have truly been blessed with such a sweetheart. Children bring so much fulfillment and joy.

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