Katrina's had a tough few months, what with the addition of a brand-new baby and starting at a brand-new school. And being the little extrovert that she is, all of her feelings are expressed...loudly. Trust me, unless you have been here to witness it (hi, grandparents!), you have NO IDEA how loudly.
But things seem to be calming down a bit. And Katrina's fallen in love with the baby, bit by bit. And Annika's first real laugh, just a week ago, came when Katrina leaned into her line of sight and smiled.
The other morning, I mentioned the upcoming surgery to mend Annika's cleft lip (November 19).
"Oh, poor Annika!" said Katrina.
"I know, but she needs it to fix her lip," I said.
"No she doesn't! She's cute the way she is!"
And, that, folks, is when I fell in love all over again with my amazing older daughter.