Bobby, Sophie, and I had a really fun day today. (Franny was at school, but I'm sure her day was a lot of fun, too.) We drove down to Columbia for a shopping trip. We thought we'd go out somewhere a little nicer than the usual (Steak & Shake or Sbarro at the mall) since we only had one kid with us and chose Macaroni Grill. We discovered that this is Sophie's favorite restaurant. I've never seen or heard of a baby who could eat as much as we witnessed her eat today. She ate more than her share of the delicious bread, a jar of baby food, a large helping of my penne rustica (which was lovely by the way), and an entire piece of Bobby's Sicilian pizza (also lovely.) We couldn't believe it! Bobby starts rotations soon and we won't get to see him as much as we're used to. That will be hard. I've really enjoyed spending time with him the past six weeks. I'm grateful for how helpful and understanding he's been with everything that's happened. I realized the other day that I haven't been blogging much about my kids- I'm sure that has something to do with my mother not reading them anymore as I wrote all those mostly for her benefit. I'm sure I'll feel sad down the road if I look back and feel like I haven't blogged about my kids enough, so here's a little something to get me started on them again:
Sophie started signing "more" and as of today "all done." We can't believe it, because Franny was nearly two when she started signing. Today she learned how to drink from a straw and she took four steps! That's the most she's ever done. Bobby's been working with her on animal sounds for a while and we think she's over-generalizing "MMMmmmm" which we think is supposed to be "moo." She is such a great eater. I am so thrilled. I hope we will always share a love for all things food. As far as I can tell, she's got great taste.
Franny is also doing well. This poor kid has gone through a lot the past six weeks and I think it's been hard on her. The other day in church it got really quiet and Franny blurted out, "Look, a rat!" There's no question that was a line from a movie and not an observation. Bobby and I thought it was pretty funny. She's been quoting movies a lot. Sometimes she'll just act out a whole scene from a movie. Last night I cut about 4 1/2 inches off her hair! I think she looks very cute with her new hairstyle.