Emerson (who Elizabeth calls Emme) came over to play in the late afternoon while her mama was gone for a bit. The girls often entertain one another in church on Sunday mornings and now multiple times a week at their big brother’s baseball games. Elizabeth was thrilled with her play date. However we did hear her voice a new word to Emme…”mine”. Learning to share is a new endeavor for our eighteen month old daughter.
Emme is two years old and has a clear vocabulary. Elizabeth speaks many words and short sentences. When we were sitting on the porch as the girls were playing “house” after their swimming, Elizabeth announced “Ah dne” several times to Emme, letting her know that she was done playing with a specific toy. Emerson looked at her and finally guessed what Elizabeth was saying by saying “Hot dish?’. It was quite funny.
When Elissa is not playing outside, reading books or sleeping, her love is playing with Baby. The magical world of Ebay has delivered a high chair, stroller and wicker suitcase for Miss Baby this week and the items have already created hours of play for Elissa.
Yesterday Hunter started pushing Baby in the stroller across the living room. Elizabeth ran after her brother and shouted “Hunter MY BABY!”. When he didn’t stop at that command, she chased him down saying “Hunter DTOP! Hunter DTOP!”, holding up her hand to heed him. Hunter found his strong willed little sister to be hilarious but I imagine this is only the beginning of Elizabeth telling Hunter what to do. This morning she paraded into his bedroom to wake him and said “Hunter, ah dne nigh nigh. Num num now!”, translated into you are all done sleeping and it is time to go eat breakfast.
No baby news but as soon as we have exciting arrival news we will share it with you. I’m just sitting tight, doing a little laundry, watching the kids and Nathan is getting himself organized to take some time off when the baby does arrive.
My personal weekend highlight was that I found a book that my sister mistakenly left here the last time she visited. Kirsti is an English major and loves many types of historical literature. (As a gift I once gave her Jane Austen character action figures. She was thrilled. My brothers of course laughed. But it was very Kirsti appropriate!)
Anyway, I began to read the left behind book and it consumed me during any quiet time for 48 hours. The combination of it being a historical fiction/ romance book and my lack of energy to do much else made me get immersed into the book. I love to read but it seems my most recent reads are based on faith, business or parenting. Relevant to my daily life. Jumping back into fiction put me into a different mind set. So Sister K, please feel free to leave your historical fiction books at our house more often. I am eager to keep reading! For you readers, the book is called The Kommandment’s Girl by Pam Jenoff. I wanted more at the ending and now found that there is a follow up book, The Diplomat’s Wife, which will be my next read.