Lately, every story that Rose has read to herself has began with, "In the rocky hills of Judea..."
She's currently reading an antique book (which I'm slightly shuddering about but it's very special for her to play with it) and I can hear her saying, "Rose walked into a building. She was a grown-up. She was in heaven. Yes, outside was HEAVEN! We can have a birthday with Jesus on the tea part. Yes, we will. I am a princess for Him and I can feel it happen. I closed my eyes and a beautiful treasure was here. I was talking about my story and Jesus came from the East."
Also, guess who got their first tooth at an itty bitty three months and one week old? Alice!! Rose was four months old when those first two little teethies on the bottom popped through (she bit me and I was certain) and we've been on "Tooth Watch" for the past week with Alice since she was teething something fierce. Up popped the first tooth today - bottom front. I can see it has a little twin working her way up, too. No more gumminess...too soon!
P.S. And, a second ago Rose came over and kissed me on the cheek, saying, "I'll still love you, Mommy, when you're old and sick." Thanks, sweetie! She's a darling...and then I had to backtrack, because I don't think that she said when...I think she said even though!