Penelope wakes up so happily these days. I don't know how she came to be this way -- I'm certainly not a morning person -- but it's really something to roll over and see her open her eyes, see me, and grin like waking up next to each other was a fantastic idea we cooked up.
She's so enthusiastic about everything she's learning: she doesn't just sit up, she kicks and wiggles because it's just so damn fun. She doesn't just play with her books, she shoves them in her mouth and stares at them intently, shapes and colors coming together in her mind as I watch. She is one cool character. And man, she loves her cousin.