Juliette has said some funny things lately that I don't want to forget.

1. She went to the dentist last week for the first time. It was a really, really good experience - she was super excited to be there and get her teeth cleaned, and the only traumatic part was when she tasted the mint on the dental floss. (I'm fairly sure Juliette's two least favorite things in the world are mint and movie theaters.) So, we went to the bathroom as soon as we got to the dentist's office. She asked, "Do I have to pee in a cup?" Why yes, Juliette has accompanied me to the OB.

2. We went to the village hymn sing last Sunday night, which was followed by an ice cream social. After consuming chocolate ice cream, Juliette got a little hyper. She was running around the water tower with friends, hooting and hollering like you wouldn't believe. I was in the middle of a conversation with someone when she raced up to me and shouted "Mama! I'm acting CRAZY!!!" Indeed.

3. We were in the front yard the other day and one of the friendly neighborhood girls waved as she passed. Juliette turned to me and said, "Mama, she's so beautiful. I love her." She also stopped walking on the way home from church a couple weeks ago, gasped at some flowers, and exclaimed, "These flowers are GORGEOUS!!"

4. We take turns saying grace before dinner, and Juliette is always an eager volunteer. Her prayers tend to be fairly comprehensive and not at all self-conscious. She recently prayed something to the effect of: "Thank you for eating our dinner, and eating our lunch, and our friends... wait, we don't eat our friends!! And thank you for everything. Amen." Glad we cleared that up.

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