Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Thanks to my friend, Moniqueca, Mili is a purse queen. Moniqueca bought her the pink purse in the picture, before she was even born. The black purse and hat were a Christmas present. Mili has just recently started putting things in the purses and taking them out (only about 100 times a day). She is also carrying the purses around as she plays. She is becoming such a girly girl.
The way she is growing is just amazing. She is running all over the place and wants to carry on a conversion (half in sign language and half "talking"). I have no idea what she is saying most of the time but whatever it is she is very serious about it. Her signs have become more intense. She will sign something how she thinks it should be signed. For example, she messes up her hair with her hand when she wants me to turn on the fan (she loves the fan to blow her hair). That is obviously not the sign for fan but it is for her and I understand it. Her sign for movie, music, and book are all the same but she has started pointing to whatever she is signing, which helps me to figure it out. Mili is a music freak. I wish I could show you all a video of her signing guitar. It is so sweet and it melts her daddy's butter and, of course, he jumps up ready to play the guitar when she signs it. When we play music (Brian playing the guitar or playing a CD) Mili dances and when it stops she whines and signs more or music.
I am aware that with all the pictures I post that not everyone wants to see that many pictures of Mili but you all hang in there because grandparents want as many pictures as possible. So sorry to those of you who don't care to see that many pictures of our Mili Bear.
With today being one year from the time Katrina swept through the gulf, I have really thanked God for many things. For my life and my family, for a place to live and lay my head, for a steady income, and for many luxuries that others don't have. After seeing the pictures and clips from last year, I was reminded of how old Mili was when this all happened and how emotional I was when they showed the newborn babies that needed milk and food. I would watch it on the television and rock Mili and cry for those parents and how helpless they must feel. Again my church in Arkansas surprised me with the outpouring of clothes, baby supplies, tolietries, and toys for the kids. I can't remember how many truck loads we took but it was a great number considering our little church of about 50 members. I am thankful for my church here, but I will say it again and again, that Holly Springs is the biggest giving church that most people will ever see. Brian and I could search and search in MD and never find a Holly Springs (love you guys).
It is getting late and we plan to take a walk with Brian early in the morning so I am going to bed.
Love....Hugs.....Kisses to all!