I often wonder what goes on behind those big, dark eyes. It's been over a year since I last heard her speak. And, although she is not silent, our conversations have definitely changed. I wish for one moment that I could get inside her head, to know what she is thinking. There are days now where she barely makes a sound and it takes a great deal of effort to coax a response out of her. Days where her smiles are faint and slow to appear.
Although I do have to work harder.... moments like these become all the more magical.
( I may or may not have had to resort to chimpanzee noises to get this one.....no I will not demonstrate them for you.)
Lately Tatyanna has taken to getting up at 4:00 am. She thinks it's great fun and breaks into giggles when I tell her to go to sleep. Then, once I have had enough coffee that going back to bed is impossible, she does this: