Saturday, August 16, 2008

Grandma time

My mom sent this video to me after babysitting Rory for an evening. It is a bit long, but I couldn't figure out how to shorten the format she sent me. She said that Rory did this forever. We sit in our rocking chair every night and I read to her and then tuck the books down by my side- so I can see she is mimicking that. The glasses are my moms- we will be charging her for Rory's future eye problems! This was one of those things that I am glad was captured, b/c while it seems so common now- it will be the moments that get forgotten with all the busy life stuff. She changes so fast, I am trying to capture more of her mannerisms at each stage. For instance, it is on my to-do list to get some video of her talking. It is so cute and changing every day, soon we will forget that she calls madi maaaaahiiiiii and the word "no" sounds like a cow mooooing. She has more words then I can count and it basically happened over night. She is still signing a bunch and that helps us reinforce her verbal vocabulary. We hung out with Robin and Justin and baby Jack a few nights ago, it was so great to see them easing so gracefully into parenthood. I don't think I looked that put together for several more months- if ever. Jack is adorable and Rory was really sweet with him. She was very intent on keeping tabs on what he was doing. If he fell asleep, she let us all know that the baby was sleeping. I love that the circle of friends with babies is expanding and we get to spend time with all these amazing new human beings. Hopefully we will have lots of opportunity to do that before February so that Rory gets some baby time before her sib arrives. Anyway, hope all are staying cool- We are debating having a family camp out in the basement as the other 2 floors are just too hot. Enjoy the video, and thanks mom for thinking to film it!


Shahnaz said...

Oh, my sweet little niece, how I adore you! Seriously, she is just a wonderful combination of precious and silly. I love this video! What a perfect little modern day princess. I love that Grandma Dawni captured her own laugh/snort on the video too. Kisses to Rory from Aunt Shahnaz!

drygoods said...

Oh my goodness, that is just awesome! I love it and I too was laughing, she's adorable and way too smart already:) Congrats to you guys on the big news! We can't wait to meet Maloney baby #2!