Jessica is such a sweet little girl. She's very clever. She loves to mimic your actions (more on that in a different post). She generally likes to share. She loves to hand things to you and say "Meh!" (I have no idea what that means to her, but that's what she says.) She grins and gets bashful when you say "Merci beaucoup" after she hands you something.
She's a happy little bug. She can keep herself quite happy by marching back and forth in the room. She stomps her feet as she marches and claps her hands in time with her feet and just makes random noises while she does this.
She realized pretty quickly that Nathan was smaller than her and so she likes to "mother" him. (I know, they're only a couple of months apart and neither of them have reached the age of two, but that's what she does.) She likes to make sure he has a cup of water. She tries to "fix" his hair. (Yeah, that went over well.) Of course she takes away his toys and hits him when she's annoyed. They're siblings and toddlers so we wouldn't expect anything less.
She had "Papa" figured out pretty early in the trip. She could tell you who Papa was when you pointed to her. "Mama" was harder for her to say, so I was "Papa" most of the time as well.
If you can endure the first part of the video (I know it's not particularly fun to watch someone else's kid play with an empty container) the way she tries to say her name at the 1:35 point makes me giggle. This is what is going to get me through the time between now and our next trip. I had to go to a doctor's appointment today and I found myself saying it in my head.
All together now, "Di-Di-Da!"