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Story time

When I first became a parent and had this tiny amazing bundle of beauty, people kept telling me all of the incredible things she would do...

 Just wait until she smiles for the first time, that's the best.
Oh, when you hear her laugh for the first time, it's the greatest.
When she calls you Mommy for the first time, it will melt your heart.

All very, very true. But there are a few things that these well-wishers also left out. One of which is now my absolute favorite thing ever: Addie "reading" her books. Now I know she isn't actually reading the words. I know she has this unbelievable capacity for memory right now (how I wish I could tap into that these days!), and she basically memorizes the pages. Sometimes she gets confused and says the same things over and over, or she makes up her own pieces to fill in the gaps. But let me say, watching her sit down with her book of the moment and light up as she tells the story she loves... It makes me laugh and tear up and swell with joy. Love it.

Currently she is obsessed with The Monster at the End of this Book. It was one of my favorites as a kid and I am thrilled to no end that she can't seem to get enough of it. Yesterday morning, I was somehow able to record her story time session. Really, it's ridiculous how happy I get watching her again and again... 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is so cool! she totally is into the book and has great expression! probably even better to see this in person.

Lee Zuhars said...

sorry, that was me above. clicked too soon. Love it!

Dennis said...

So...I'm sitting here at the pastor's conference waiting for our evening meeting to start and pull up the blog. I see the video with Addie reading. Before I know it, I have a half dozen guys standing around be watching and enjoying Addie reading "The Monster At The End of the Book." Of course, when asked who she was, I said, "That's MY Granddaugher!" The guys loved it. Now what does that say, eh?

Kate said...

I just LOVE how into it she is! My favorite part is when she says, "Stop turning pages." and "ah very strong."

I could watch this over and over all day long. Oh how I love her. :-)

Aunt Kate

sara said...

Isn't two-year-old story telling the best? Now she's started the same thing with Click Clack, Moo. I can't wait to capture that one on film!
Thank you all for your sweet words. They made my day!