Yesterday Gioia and her Daddy were making pancakes for breakfast. I tried to shoot a few pictures without anyone noticing, but Gioia started smiling for the camera right away. Unfortunately, she does not really have the smiling thing down quite yet. She is trying so hard though. It makes me and Chris laugh every time we see it. Which probably is confusing for her, but we have a hard time stopping ourselves.
She can usually get to something like a smile if you tell her to "Giggle," but "Smile" is a command that typically results in a hilarious grimace.
On an unrelated note, Miss G's vocabulary continues to grow. On Saturday, we were getting ready to go for a morning run. Usually we run to the park and then Gioia can play on the slide. This day we had other plans. Here is how the conversation went.
Gioia, Do you want to go for a run with Mommy and Daddy?
Yeah. Go to park.
Well, today we are going to run to IKEA to get more glasses. How about that?
No IKEA. Park.
Ok. Well, let's put your shoes on. You do want to go for a run, right?
Yes, but to the park, though.
I don't know why I continue to be surprised by the things she says, but I am. Who taught her to use "though"? And properly too?