I should probably have something more insightful to say, but Mari's been really cute lately. She's very expressive, moving her eyes around a lot without moving her head (like Susannah Hoffs of the Bangles in the Walk Like an Egyptian video -- you know). And she does the slow nod (in script format):
Do you want a piece of fruit?
Child tilts head up. Hold a beat. Another. Slowly, she
touches chin to chest. Beat. She looks up expectantly.
Also, she's got more hair now, and she's big enough that she's not always automatically crushed by Austin. In fact, she gives him these "hugs" that are essentially headlocks that drive him crazy.
Yep, Mari's cute.