Mary is at a retreat for the next three nights, her first nights away.
We spent the day together at Breitenbush, soaking in the tubs, eating lunch and dinner, and taking a nice little hike. It was my second time at Breitenbush, and I must say the food was really good this time (it was rather disappointing the first time) - I guess it just depends on the mood of the cook.
Simone had a great time going from tub to tub at the spiral tubs, and even got into the cold water dunk tank.
We said our goodbyes to Mary and headed home after dinner. Simone sang some for the next half hour and dropped off to sleep. Once home, she transferred to bed real easily, and slept for an hour while I unpacked. I knew she'd woken up when she walked into the kitchen saying, "I want juice."
She's getting very clear like that, both a blessing and a curse.
I opened the fridge, and saw the strawberry lemonade. Simone saw it too and said, "strawberry." So I poured her some.
After downing 6 ounces she asked to be carried into bed (a new and unusual request), so I carried her in and laid her in bed.
She finished the drink, I asked if she was all done, to which she replied, "yeah," turned her head to the side and closed her eyes to go to sleep.
I don't think I've ever had a night like that with her, it was very sweet and just pointed out how much she's changed recently. All sorts of new phrases and sentences are coming out now. Whereas before you could kind of gauge what she might say, pretty much every sentence she utters is new and unique.