I was running a few minutes behind and walked through the doors seconds before Mass was about to start. Sadie was already slipping off my hip and I struggled with her up to the front of the Church where everyone sits during daily Mass ( we were about six pews back).
Sadie noticed right away that the priest that had baptized her was saying the Mass and her tiny little face lit up. When we sat down for the readings she twisted around on my lap and sat forward, quietly peering up at the front.
As Mass progressed she continued to allow me to hold her quietly (I have to say that I was shocked, sitting with her at Mass for the last few months has been similar to wrestling with a baby octopus). Then I noticed that she had started to blow kisses up at the priest and would gasp and cover her mouth in amazement as Mass went on. She was absolutely transfixed by what was going on.
When Mass was almost over, just before the blessing, she started to giggle and sing softly to herself, the first noise she'd made the entire time!