Things I'll want to remember someday

Eliana appears to be scared of lint, dust bunnies, stray hairs, and various other tiny, innocuous objects.
If she gets a stray hair or piece of fuzz stuck to her hand, she'll hold it out and say "Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh" with an expression halfway between confusion and fear until I remove the offending speck.
Walking through the living room, if she catches sight of something blowing across the wood floors she'll freeze in place. (Yes, we have various bits of dust and lint floating across our living room floor often enough for this to behavior to be observed as a consistent, regular response. Let's not delve into the implications upon my housekeeping in that regard, ok?) She'll point and cry "Buh, buh, buh!" (I think she's trying to say "Bug") and she seems petrified to move, unless the fuzzy comes closer to her, in which case she'll scurry away with big eyes and come grab my leg.


Abigail is learning her books of the Bible. She knows Genesis - Deuteronomy, and is starting to get Joshua - 2 Samuel. She is working on the Gospels, too, but forgets the order a lot. If she gets through them, she'll ask me "Mommy, what's the five-th book?.....Oh yeah, Acts!" We've gone over the Wisdom books (Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon) and she thought the word "Ecclesiastes" was about the most fun thing anyone could say.


Joelle learned how to say "gorilla" yesterday, and spent the next 15-20 minutes pointing at the picture book and saying it over, and over, and over.