I watch and rewatch this one just for her tiny inflections and facial expressions. You probably wouldn't catch them if you didn't know her. But, there are two expressions or looks that were "very Vienne" and when watching them it triggers other memories of those expressions. I want every detail of her ingrained in my memory. I don't want to forget these darling little pieces of her.
The looks I am talking about come near the end of the video. The first is when she reaches for a new book and turns back to me with this look and says "he knows this one". It's that look with her eyes as she tilts her chin down. It was an "I know what I'm talking about" look...or "I'm serious or will convince you" look. The second look comes while she starts to read the Guess How Much I Love You book and glances at me, over her shoulder, with a half-eye flutter. I can't explain this look as much...but I know that she's doing it because she is aware that she is making up the words to this book and realizes that they don't really go with this book. The look is confidently saying something like "this is what this book says this time, Mom". Ivy does this look. I LOVE it.
And check out her hair! Didn't she have the most beautiful natural highlights? Geesh. I also love, near the very very end when she asks about her "Peek-a-boo" books and I say they are upstairs, she responds with "oh boy...great". It's just cute to me. Those little things. I will hold all of this in my heart forever. I miss her so badly it just hurts. Still. Always.