My Sweet Girl
Susanna Grace turned three months last week. My dad was here to visit and asked us if we could believe it had already been three months. To be honest, it feels like a lot longer. Not because of difficulty, but because she seems so perfectly a part of our lives. It is hard to believe only three months ago we hadn’t even met her, or that, nine months before that, we didn’t even know she existed.
Susanna has grown so much in the last month and had so many adventures! We went on our first family road trip (to attend my dear sister-in-law’s wedding), and she behaved herself quite well, all things considered. We had the pleasure of introducing her to more aunts, great-grandparents, and lots of extended family. When we got home, Matthew started into new training, and Susanna and I settled into “real life”. We read lots (including some very exciting Baby Lit books), play “up and down” (her new favorite game of pulling herself to standing), watch Classic Doctor Who, listen to Hillsdale lectures, and even venture out into the Great Big World. Susanna seems to be taking after her more introverted parents after all, as she seems to prefer to meet new people one or two at a time. But she loves watching people. She stares so intently at everyone around, at the stripes sunlight makes through the blinds, at her toys. Her eyes are very expressive; she cracks Matthew and I up with her responses to things. She has found her laugh, which is the most adorable sound ever. And, just this week, she figured out how to roll over–though, rather like sucking her thumb, she tries to keep it a secret and only does so when she is down for a nap.
Piano practice is serious business / No higher than Daddy’s knee / Smiles! / Mom has that weird black thing out again. . . / Susanna meets Grandpa Mike