We've been teaching Emily sign language,
It might not be a version of sign language that the rest of the world understands, but we do: Emily, her daddy and me.
Emily's cousins and aunts and uncles are learning it too...and so are Grandma and Grandpa.
I bought a book today so that I could learn the real words, although the ones I make up are pretty darn clever. You should see Em...she takes the words I've made up and then makes up her own version on top of that. It's adorable.
Here's our list so far:
People melt when Emily tells them thank you in sign language.
Last night Jason and Emily were playing in our room while I was packing for our trip in Emily's room.
(We're leaving soon for a two week vacation to California.)
Jason was playing the guitar and singing to Emily.
At one point I heard him call into me, "Noelle, what does it mean when Em shakes her hands?"
"It means all done," I called back.
He cracked up and said, "I guess Emily doesn't want me to play the guitar anymore."
And she didn't. She wanted to watch Mickey Mouse.
That girl...we love her a little bit.
Em's been sick for forever, and my attention has been focused on her more than on writing anything...I'll try to be more involved with this little space that is mine.
Thanks for checking in on us!