So we sang one of her favorite primary songs:
I am like a star shining brightly,
Smiling for the whole world to see.
I can do and say happy things each day,
For I know Heavenly Father loves me.
After we were finished singing (and Rachel had stopped jumping up and down, laughing, shrieking, and clapping her hands) I looked at Rachel and asked her,
"Can you do and say happy things each day?"
The biggest, most goofy grin I have ever seen spread across her face.
I'm not sure whether it meant, "Of course I will," or if it was more along the lines of, "Who are you kidding?"
Hopefully it meant "Of course I will!" We pray everyday that Rachel will be a good, obedient child with the desire to choose the right--everyday since we found out she'd be joining our family. She's a very good baby most of the time, and definitely does and says things that are happy each day (just not every moment of every day).
She was very happy today when we did our FHE activity! We walked to Coney's to get some yummy, yummy custard. Rachel wanted some so we gave her some packets of ketchup instead. She held onto them the whole time we were eating (we did share a little with her) and the whole way home. They kept her little hands busy and out of our ice cream!
We're currently taking our real lessons from the Book of Mormon study guide, so today we talked about prophets while Rachel nursed. She finished nursing just as we finished talking so we finished up the lesson with a thrilling rendition of "Follow the Prophet" in Italian.