I want to remember today so this is more of a journal entry.
After a couple mornings of Kennedy waking up way too early (between 5-6) she finally slept in till her normal time today. I went in this morning to get her up and she was already awake. She had turned on her mobile as loud as it could go and was laying on her back with her knees up, flipping through a book and reading to herself (so she thinks). It was so cute!
The cuteness continued throughout the day. When she woke up from her morning nap, daddy was home from his work training class and she was nothing but smiles and giggles for him. We decided to beat the heat and go swimming at the Rec Center and she did NOT want to hang out with me. She was Cory's shadow the whole time. He left us twice for a little bit and both times she started crying until he came back. When we got home she kept following him around and smiling at him. Then she went and grabbed a book and brought it over to him and sat by him so he could read to her. She has NEVER done that for me. In fact, she gets upset when I try to read to her sometimes. He read her "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and she was engrossed in the book and laughed at appropriate times and played along with him. I seriously started hurting inside with how cute it was and how much she loves him. She was just beside herself with happiness. She's such a daddy's girl.
The last few days she's started folding her arms and bowing her head during bedtime prayers. We've never made her do anything like that. We don't even make her pay attention really. One year is a little too early for that. But just from watching us during prayer time, she's learned that's what we do and has started doing the same and only does it when we pray. It's been one of the most precious moments as a mother so far. It's so amazing how much she can learn from my example. I need to keep setting a good one. I love her and Cory so much. I am one lucky lady.