If I'm going to be up at night with the tiny one I want adorable stories to read! :)
DD is handling the transition to big sisterhood fairly well so far, so I'm grateful.
She's been reading almost entire books (easy readers like Mudge and Little Bear, and picture books). And oh my goodness the rainbow fairy books are a huge hit. She could sit and listen to three of them in a row. We've been reading them nonstop, thank goodness for library requests.
Last night at dinner I counted something in Italian and she picked up where I left off and counted more-- no idea she had learned any numbers!
She asked if Santa was real... but it turned into a discussion of if he was gas or solid. Turns out she was more wondering how he got around so fast and into houses and did his magic. And at Disneyland she pondered if the "snow" was real, and decided it was fake, probably paper or like bubbles. I have no idea what it is, she was with her dad, but he says that's what it's kind of like.
Then she recognized my old advent calendar as showing the same city (Venice) as a puzzle she did a couple months back with her dad.
She's begun writing things totally on her own, spelling things out pretty well and writing in a couple directions when she runs out of space. She's really excited to have gotten pretty good at the last few letters and numbers she had a hard time with, because S was hard and of course she wants to write her name a lot. I'm saving the pretend birthday card she wrote to me FOREVER :)