Sunday, October 25, 2009

Twinkle

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.

14 comments:

Jess and Krissy said...

Such sweet, smart girls. I love that Jack is such a natural part of their lives. I think you have a great way of reminding them of him so that it's just fact to them, especially since they're so little.

Meet the Brummett's said...

What a lovely post. Your girls are so fun to read about and I look forward to the day that my girls love to play dress up and can talk and sing with me! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. What smart little girls you have!

Joy said...

What an awesome post. They are such smart, adorable girls and have a wonderful sense and understanding of their brother. Adorable. This post brought tears to my eyes...I think of you often and meant to congratulate you on the girl's 2nd birthday!!!

Amy said...

What precious girls you have! You brought tears to my eyes when I read the part about the girls saying Hi to Jack as you passed the cemetary...beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I am a new mom and have been reading your blog for sometime now. I just got the biggest goose bumps when I read your recent post. What smart little girls you have. So cute:)

Amanda said...

When your kids start showing off their brains, it really makes you feel like a good mom, doesn't it? Loved the part about Jack...and so glad that the girls have him :)

Tracey's Life said...

Your girls are just simply too cute for words!

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Wendy said...

That is the sweetest thing. <3

Rebecca Nixie said...

So sweet!! I can picture their little hands waving to Jack!! Love that you keep him alive!!

Amanda said...

So today we were out in the car and I told my husband about the girls saying hi to Jack. When I looked over, he had huge tears rolling down his cheeks... That little boy has touched SO many lives

Jennifer said...

You just made me cry. That is the sweetest. thing. ever. They are precious, as always.

Jen said...

Made me tear up! What precious girls you have, and yes- Jack has touched so so many of us, and will never be forgotten.

Kimberly said...

You really have the cutest girls!