I was sitting by the fire (!!!) [Fire! We get to have wood-burning fires in our fireplace now that our chimney is fixed! I adore sitting by the fire. I am positively giddy about this recent development.] Anyway- I was sitting by the fire knitting and Audra wanted to join me. She REALLY would like me to teach her how to knit. With knitting needles. Which I tried earlier this afternoon but it was a little tricky. But this evening I decided to teach her how to finger knit.
And Audra likes to finger knit maybe more than I even like my fires.
Once she got going I picked up my own knitting again so that we could knit together, but then she was delighting me so much with all of her exclamations that I started writing them down. So join me for a couple minutes of knitting with Audra. (She said these things about every ten seconds. For nearly an hour. Truly.)
"It's SO long!"
"I can't believe I'm doing this."
"I'm happy to be doing this color. It's a fun color."
"This is SO fun!"
"I can't believe that it's getting SO long. See? Look how long it is!"
"I LOVE this!"
"Mama, look how fun it is!"
"I'm doing so great."
"Mommy!!! Can you IMAGINE?"
"It's just so amazing."
"Mommy, can you believe this?! I cannot believe this."
"Mommy! Isn't this SO FUN?!"
"Mommy: Can you believe this, or not? Me neither. I can't even believe this."
She's pure delight.