Remember when reading required so much concentration that your whole body was engaged?
Amelia has been reading this book aloud to me for the last 20m or so. Then Baxter woke up and he got to listen too.
Dare I hazard the theory that the “reading bug” has hit at last? She finished the chapter of Piggle Wiggle we started last night, and started on the new chapter too. Odd form, though.
Lately our bedtime reading has been half Ivy and Bean, half Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. I’m going to miss these three while in Philadelphia for the next 6 days.
Baxter: “I’m turning into a kitty.”
Baxter: “Because my mind loves kitties.”
“When people are mad at kitties, sometimes they hide.”
“Where’s milk? Tuna fish! Tuna fish! Tuna fish is the BEST!”
“Mama, this is so fun. I love cooking with you. This is as fun as going to Oaks Park and going on the funnest ride.”
I love this child so much.
We had to postpone Amelia’s birthday party because she got sick, but we’re still having a small family party at home, just the four of us. Here’s her homemade birthday cake, inexpertly decorated by me: chocolate-chocolate chip cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.