"I've been practically family my whole life." He nodded. "This just makes it official." He chuckled softly when Maria stood up in his lap and put both hands flat on his chest. "Hey there, you." He gave her a little wave. He kept his eyes on Maria as he spoke to Maryanne. "I used to sing to her sometimes. When she was like this." He grinned when Maria giggled. "She told me one time." He started to sign as he spoke. "That the vibrations made her fingers tickle."