Emily keeps amazing me with the things she knows how to do and say. Take today, for example:
1. Tonight before bed, we were watching Wheel of Fortune, and when it was time for the bonus round, Pat asked the contestant for three consonants and a vowel, and Emily responds "S", "B", "C". I could hardly believe my ears. I asked her if she knew those were letters, and she said "yeah!".
2. She said her first five word sentence tonight when I tried to brush her teeth: "No, mama, I do it".
3. I always end our day by singing Emily a lullaby or two while she rests her head on my shoulder. It's been this way for as long as I can remember, and we rotate through a few songs, but almost always sing "Goodnight, Emily" (for obvious reasons). It's a song I used to listen to when I was little, and it goes like this:
"Goodnight, Emily. Sleeptight, Emily. Jesus be your dreams.
The God above is the God of love, so little girls sleep in peace."
Tonight I hesitated before saying the last word (I had to hiccup) and Emily says to me, "peace, mama".
What a sweet (and brilliant) little girl!