I had the sweetest conversation with Savannah last night, and I wanted to write it down so I won't forget. It wasn't what we talked about, it is really just that we talked. It is so sweet that she is getting old enough to express her feelings and thoughts more.
Last night, at about midnight, I wasn't asleep (no surprise there), and I went to check on Isaac and Savannah. Isaac was sleeping soundly, but Savannah wasn't. She saw me and smiled. I leaned down to kiss her, and she said "Daddy is snoring, Daddy likes to snore!" *giggle* ( Joseph snores, wow, with VOLUME). I said "I don't know if he likes to snore, but when he falls asleep, he snores anyway. That is just what happens when he falls asleep." Savannah: "You don't snore." She shook her head and looked at me very thoughtfully. She had that "listening look" on her face. She started telling me about the cars outside, about lights at the window, and several things she had noticed. She seems to notice everything. She had her "Animals" book tucked in the side of her bed, and she pulled it out and said "do you want to look at this book with me?" She LOVES animals, and is very interested in everything about them. She has a nightlight, so we could look at the pictures without bothering Isaac. He sleeps really soundly anyway. :) She started telling me about all of the animals, and asking questions. She was mostly asking questions about the words. "Mommy, what does this word say? What about this word?" and she would repeat the word each time. I wish I had a recording of her sweet, cute little voice, and the way she was saying everything. We looked through that book several times. I finally realized how late (or early) it was, and said "goodnight" again. When I got up, though, she said "Mommy, sit back down, and put your head right here." She patted the space beside her pillow and looked so imploringly, that of course I sat down and looked at the book again. She put her face close to mine and started telling me about the animals again! She doesn't tire of animals! I finally got up and took her to bed with me. I know I sound like a "wuss", maybe I sound like a parent that gives in too easily, but I kept thinking about what a precious time this was, and how all to soon, she would be grown up. She didn't fall asleep in our room though. Although it was dark and we couldn't look at her book. She talked about how Daddy is a man and I am a women. She is a girl and Isaac is a boy. About Daddy still snoring. And by the way, "Aunt Missa", in case you have made it this far without falling asleep, she said "when we were in the Mountains, Aunt Missa taught me how to play with Isaac's toys. She said 'go away, play with Isaac's toys' " Then Savannah giggled like it was a great joke. ;) That girl can talk up a storm!!! Finally, of course, I had to put her in her own bed. It was a sweet time though.