She got off the bus the other day, came running down the hill and into the yard and then gave me a big grin. With orange teeth. She finds herself so clever.
About a year ago, we were trying to teach her to play the game "I Spy" in the car. Henry caught on pretty quickly, but when it was Svea's turn, she kept shouting things like, "I spy that white truck!!"
Well, that just doesn't leave you much to work with in a game like "I Spy."
We thought she would understand it better now, but in a hot game the other night among her and Henry and Brian, Henry would start with an easy, "I spy something red."
To which Svea usually responded, "Blood?" which made everyone in the car quiet.
Then one time, when Henry again spied something red, Svea excitedly asked, "Is it HOT LAVA??" which sent Henry through the roof, angry that she didn't get the game and he screamed, "It has to be something you SEE, Suh-VEEEE-ah!"
I think Brian drove off the road a few times at that point.
She has definitely not lost any of her spunk with the arrival of Baby Corinne, and we can't wait to watch her settle into the role of Big Sister.