The girls are really starting to talk, a lot. Katie especially but Charlotte is definitely catching up. I LOVE IT. Love, love love. I love that they're able to start telling me what's bothering them, or what they're thinking or what they want (although all Charlotte wants is MILK. From the minute she wakes up, MILK! and then all day, MILK! MILK! Again, good thing we're switching to 1% milk, I think). I love hearing them count, and sing songs, and try and say the alphabet.
Tonight they wanted to wear these play dresses they got for their birthday, and they looked SO cute.
And Katie said one of the best sentences ever..... "Mama, I need a wand!" That's my girl.
Princess Katie says "where's my wand?"
Princess LaLa has hers (and isn't giving it up).
I'm realizing too that they really, really understand what I'm telling them. That all my insane chatter and babbling hasn't been in vain, they get it. And they are so smart (in my totally biased opinion).
Katie loves to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and she sings it so so cute. After I sang it to her only two or three time she just sort of got it. My mom had her on the swings one day and told her she was going to go so high she would touch the stars, and sure enough, Katie started singing "Twinkle Twinkle."
Now she sings it every time she's on the swings. And when she and Charlotte are on the swings, going really high, I've started telling them that Jack is in the stars. That when they get high enough to touch them, they should say hi to Jack.
On our way home from the park we always pass by the cemetery where Jack is buried. Every time we go by, I tell the girls "Say hi to Jack!" Last week we were driving home, passed the cemetery, and my mind was in another place - I didn't say it like I always, always do. When from the back seat I heard a little voice say "Hi Jack!", and saw two little hands waving in my rear view mirror.
And then Katie sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Yes, my girls. They understand everything.