Just when I think you can’t get any funnier, you do! You CRACK us up! You are becoming more and more like a little girl and less and less like a baby girl 😦
Some things you’ve been doing lately:
Your first sentence– “I like it”. You say it correctly and, no surprise, you say it when you like something. You say it most frequently when we are out shopping.
Your second sentence–“I wannee” which means “I love you”. Of all the things we have said to you and you have repeated back, it sure did take you a long almost 19 months to start repeating this phrase. I’m pretty sure we say this to you 134,967,890 times a day and I don’t know why it took you so long to return the love 🙂
When we are standing in the kitchen cooking, you wrap your arms around our leg and say “hug”.
“Righteer” which means “right here”. You say this when we get in the car and you want Mommy, the dog, or one of your stuffed animals to sit beside you. You say this when we give you your medicine while you sit on the rug that Sanibel sits on when she has to go outside. You say this when we are watching DVD’s and you want to sit in our laps. You begin about a foot away and back your little booty into our laps.
You are saying please and thank you, many times without being told.
We love to watch you play pretend. Mommy and Daddy joke that you have more responsibility than we do…we only have to care for us, you, and the dog. You have to care for Sanibel, Puppy, Aubie, Ladybug, Elmo, Bear, and your baby doll. Must be a tough job! You walk them in your stroller (walker) or you turn the kitchen stool upside down and scoot them around on the floor. You change their diapers. You put lotion (“fafa”) on them. Every time you eat, they eat. And you cry for them when you are eating like they are going to starve if you don’t feed them. You tell them “Puppy eat”, “Aubie eat”. You put them “night night” by laying them on your shoulder, hugging them, or rocking then you scream “Wake Up!” You don’t treat Sanibel like you do the stuffed animals. You probably would if she would let you. But you do get pieces of her food out of her bowl and chase her around the house, saying “Bubba eat”. And if Sanibel won’t eat it, you feed it to your stuffed animals.
You call Sanibel and ladybug “Bubba”. It gets a little confusing for Mommy, Daddy, and poor Sanibel.
We took you to Chattanooga July 3-4. We went with the Vail’s. Logan is 4 months younger than you. Neither one of you really interacted with each other, but then again, both of you were strapped in your stroller for much of the trip. We visited the aquarium, zoo, had BBQ at Sugar’s, and frozen yogurt at Top It Off. Your favorites from the trip: monkeys, penguins, jaguars, and playing with the phone at the hotel. It had a cord (which I don’t think you’ve ever seen before), so you would walk as far as you could until the cord was stretched and popped out of your hand. You did not like the spiders, racoons, coyotes, and peacocks.
You are not eating well at all. I can’t tell you the last time you sat down and ate more than 5 bites of something. Dr. B said that you will eat when you are hungry, to keep putting the right foods in front of you, and to give you a multivitamin on the days you don’t eat well.
You get overly excited about clothes and/or laundry…clean, dirty, too big, not purchased…any type of clothing item that is near you, it’s reason to smile, giggle, jibber jabber and go on and on and on about “toz”. You attempt to dress yourself. You can successfully put one shirt on each leg and underwear on your head. Your favorite clothing item is Mommy’s Winnie the Pooh pj shorts that she bought in 5th grade from Walmart! We are NOT taking them with us to see the Winnie the Pooh movie later this month.
Side Note: You are probably wondering why I have pj shorts from 5th grade. They’ve been washed so many times that they have that falling apart, thin, cotton comfort. Which is also the reason I still have my Power Puff Girls pj pants from 9th grade. Too comfortable to throw away. Did I plan on sharing that with the world? Not really. But I gotta keep it real.
Your Daddy has taught you to raise your hand and say “me” when we ask you questions like, “Who loves Daddy?” “Who loves Mommy?” “Who loves Sanibel?”
Thankfully, you aren’t saying no as much as you have been. You were saying it 2,482 times a day and now you only say it 2,481 times a day. Your new word is “yes” 🙂 We like that word around here! Remember how I said you had a very deliberate nod? You have a very deliberate and clear “yes”. Very serious and absolutely hilarious!
Alright, enough talk. Here are some pics.