10:00 AM: We had a really good night (meaning, we all slept the whole night with no interruptions). That always helps us have a good start to our day. Randall and Elisabeth left for school this morning, and Sophie and I are working on a revised activity schedule (I should say, we're already ignoring it and doing whatever we want).
Sophie and I were just having breakfast (well, I was finally having breakfast, and she was having her third snack). We were sitting together quietly eating, and out of the blue, she said, "So! How is your toast?" It seemed to be very grown-up conversation for a two-year-old. Now, we're heading outside for some play time (right on schedule!). She wants to play in the sandbox and says she's going to make a "big hill."
Just now, Sophie brought me one of Elisabeth's notebooks and told me to read it. I flipped through her various pictures and stories and found the following prayer she wrote: "Spirit of the living God I love you. Please keep me in your Holy Family. I want to be in your heart. And Sophie get better. Amen."