We are so blessed to start this new year with our daughter. We have had so much time to get to know each other with this cold weather. There were several days that were too cold to leave the house. Right now, Grace has a cold. It's her first time sick here, and it's been interesting to see what her personality is when sick. So far, she is saying about 24 words. Well, what we can recognize as words, anyway. She is also using about 16 signs in sign language. She is growing like crazy. When we first picked her up, she was in 6-9 month clothes, and they were baggy. By November, she was wearing 12 month tops because she has a long torso. Just recently, I've had to switch to 18 month onesies and pajamas because of her length. She still needs 12 month pants because her legs are short, and long-sleeved shirts I still need 12 months. But the onesies and zippers make it too tight on one-piece outfits. I am so glad that she's getting taller and gaining weight. She is also a little ham. She loves getting her photo taken, and she loves to be the center of attention. My mother took a four-generation photo at the shower, and she is hoping to have it placed in the local paper with an article. She asked me to write the article, and I did. I don't know if it's good enough to get into the paper, though. We continue to discover who she is, and we are having a lot of fun doing so. We can't wait for our first Valentine's Day!