A few months ago we purchased a set of books by Mo Willems. The main character of the set is a somewhat ornery pigeon named, simply, "the pigeon." (I guess I'd be ornery too if I were a flying rat.) Honestly, they're fantastic little books, and Elliot adores them. We read at least one every night at bedtime. Elliot has them all memorized. Anyway, in the book entitled, Dont Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, the pigeon yawns, and then to show he is, in fact, not tired, he yells, "I'm not tired!" He then promptly falls asleep.
So, now when Elliot wakes up in the morning, he will sit in bed and yell, "I not tired! Babbo, mamma, I not tired!" This goes on until we open the door, at which point he asks for a banana. He's a beautiful, funny little man.
Mom and dad came for General Conference this weekend. They attended yesterday and gave Dem and I the opportunity to go to today's afternoon session. It was a beautiful experience. Elder Scott gave a very poignant talk about his wife and children. Elder Holland, who is about as gifted a communicator as I've ever heard, lifted all our spirits with his address.
One thing I noticed this Conference that I haven't so much in Conferences past was the presence of numerous interracial couples. It's nice to see. We also saw some interracial adoptive families, which is especially meaningful to us.