gracie, 20 months on monday, can say quite a bit, but not enough. she knows just what she wants, but we can't always tell us so that we understand. especially since many of her words sound alike.
she is also a screamer.
she asks for something, we give it to her, it isn't what she wanted, she screams.
and scream, and screams.
we try something different,
and so it goes.
she can say please, which is pronounced just like "cheese".
she knows that if she wants something, she should say please,
and so 90% of her sentences are:
"I WANT CHEESE!"
(being interpreted,"i want something please")
this can mean "i want complete control of the computer", "i want to be held", "i want to eat the entire carton of strawberries", etc.
it took lexi quite a while to get this straightened out after returning from utah, and gracie received lots of cheese during that interim.
gracie is a perfect mixture of pure delight and complete frustration.
and we love her.
one of her more endearing qualities is her love of babies.
anyone 4 and under is a baby. and anyone seated in the front seat of shopping carts is a baby, and they all get a "ohhhh, baby!" and an air kiss from grace.
she is delighted whenever she notices a baby, in a photo, a book, a billboard, etc.
and she is so sweet and tender to her own babies, and sings them to sleep, kisses them, and tucks them into bed, just like i do to her.
kissing her new baby doll on christmas morning.
i have been scrapbooking (online, which is so fast, fun, easy, and economical) gracie as a newborn, and she sat at the computer with me as i was working. i knew that she would be excited to see the tiny newborn baby in the photos, but i was completely surprised when she pointed at a photo of her a just few days old, being held by noah, and said "gracie!" and then pointed to herself.