Last Sunday Cash was asked to give the opening prayer in Primary. He's fearless about this sort of thing and as he walked up to the front of the room, he told me he wanted to do it himself. He then proceeded to "bless that we can have this nice day", "bless our lovely teachers" and "bless that we can do service and do nice things for people", in his sweet prayer - among other things. I was just beaming when he was finished. Our topic for the month in Family Home Evening has been service and his prayer helped me realize that he really is internalizing the things we're trying to teach him - that the topic is on his mind in the least. He always says such nice little prayers at home that often blow me away with his understanding. Love that kid!!!
|Building a snowman all on his own with the little bit of snow we got a week or so ago. See how soaked his pants are from crawling around and rolling the snow up?|
Apparently our General Conference basket worked because at the mention of doing it again, the kids were overjoyed. Cash kept asking, "Is General Conference today?" See other new entries for "Kids Say/Do the Darnest Things" in my sidebar :)
|The kids (and their stuffed animals) just sitting at their table in front of the TV waiting for Conference to start.|
|It's hard to see in this picture (unless you view it larger) but in real life, it really is noticeable!|
Probably a week after the bruise went away, Vanna complained of her cheek hurting when I touched it as I was helping her get ready one morning. I thought, "gosh, it's been a long time since she hit it, surely it doesn't hurt anymore." But sure enough, I purposely touched it again in the spot where she'd rammed into the night stand and she said, "ouch!" And her cheek felt different in that spot, almost like there was a little bump there. So I started paying close attention to her cheek and noticed that in that same spot, when she smiled big, she now had a dimple where she didn't before! Now I wonder if she's broken a bit of her cheek bone or something the poor girl!
Rosalie is now three months and I can't hardly believe it! She is getting stronger and stronger all the time- she can nearly support her head well enough now to sit up supported and can kind of stand up while you're supporting her. Rosie is growing like a weed too - or should I say, like a 'rose' hahaha. She tries to sit up on her own (when you have her sitting on your lap in kind of a laid back position, she'll curl up, lifting her head and try to sit up :), she's getting those adorable inner-thigh rolls that I adore, starting to get those chubby-hanging cheeks and beginning to wear 3-6 month clothing - ahhhh - the time is just flying by with our little beauty!
Rosie still has all her hair and it is getting so long - draping near to the bottom of her ears and down the back of her neck. It still goes crazy in the back regardless of the way I try to comb it down. I've resorted to adding a touch of hairspray to the back of my three month old's hair to help tame it!
Before you tame it:
Rosalie's has uniquely pretty eyes - they are mostly a dark blue except that the bottom of her left eye seems a darker color (almost brown) than the rest of her eye. When is it that they say your baby's eyes are finally settled in their true color? And her light lashes are long and curl up beautifully.
Rosie often sucks on her fingers, even when she's not hungry (and often gags herself by doing it). I remember Vanna loved doing the same thing. And I know I shouldn't, but I've even tried to teach her how to put just her thumb in her mouth to see if she'd take it. We've never had a thumb-sucker or even a binkie-lover which is a good thing I suppose - one less thing to break them of right? But I just think it would be so cute to have a thumb sucker for some reason. :) We aren't having any luck though - she's not specifically interested in the thumb - she'd rather just stick her whole hand in her mouth instead. :)
Rosalie is definnitely discovering her hands. She looks at them so strangely as she seems to concentrate on opening and closing them. It's funny to watch ehr expressions as she tries to figure them out. She often places her open hand on her face as she's eating or grabs and hangs onto my shirt as she's eating. I love it!
You would think Rosie might tire of her permanent audience (with Cash and Vanna usually in her face, trying to get her to smile and talk to them) but she simply adores the attention and likes to show off for whoever is giving it to her.
|You can really see Rosie's dimple in this picture too if you view it larger. :)|
We continue to be very spoiled by the good nature of little Rosie. Although there are nights that she's up very often. most nights she sleeps remarkably well - last night for example, she slept for 10 hours straight. Can you believe it!? She still fights her sleep and can get a bit cranky until she finally nods off but she always wakes up very happy, showing off her cute dimple and beautiful smile that melts your heart.