Little Miss,

My dearest sweetheart, I am here again, checking in.  As I have mentioned several times, you have got to be one of the cutest kids to have ever been born.  :)  You are talking quite a bit more each day.  I believe I’ve heard you say ‘Mommy’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Tonka’, ‘Ball’, and ‘Hi’.  I am sure that I am forgetting a few and for that I apologize.

The most exciting news, however, isn’t your speaking but instead your walking!  You are so so close to taking your first few steps.  Tonight you walked two, maybe three, steps when moving from the couch to the ottoman.  I believe that you will be walking within a week.  I believe the only thing holding you back now is your super skinny legs!  I realize that many women grow to have image issues, and that’s a shame, but you surely better not because you’re perfect.

What else is new…well I know one thing, you’re standing in the bath tub which is an absolute ‘no, no’.  You do it over and over even though I’m there reminding you to sit back on your bottom each time.  I have thought about getting upset with you, but I just can’t do it.  You’re sleeping pretty well, but every now and then you have issues.  Your Mother comes to your rescue 95% of the time which is a good thing because I don’t function well when I’m extremely tired and I’m incredibly cranky when I am woken up.  You’re Mother is awesome, by the way, I hope you realize how lucky you are to have her.

You just got home from visiting your grandparents.  I helped get you out of your Mother’s car and you clung to her.  Once I was able to get my hands on you I carried you into the house.  We went to the mirror and looked and laughed for a minute or two, then we chased your brother around the house.  Both you and your brother love this game.  I hold you chest-height but facing the same direction as I am facing and then we chase Emerson around and you try to ‘kick’ him.  We usually catch him and then he falls to the ground where we jump on top of him.  It is quite a fun time.  Our other game is playing hide and seek.  Typically you and I are hiding from him, but occasionally we search for him too.  Emerson calls this game ‘Hide and Tag Peek-A-Boo’.

Final observations of the day:

  • You are incredibly calm.  Whether it’s Tonka barking, Emerson yelling, Elliot knocking you over, it doesn’t matter because you’re cool as a cucumber.  I love this about you, I hope it sticks!
  • You are naturally very happy.  You’re always smiling, rarely crying, and constantly giggling.  I would do absolutely anything if it meant that you’d be happy forever, I mean that.
  • You love music.  You are dancing nearly every time you hear music playing.  I think this is another sign of your overall joyful nature.  I don’t remember Emerson enjoying it quite so much.  Speaking of, your Mother signed you and Emerson up for a local music class which will be starting before too long.  You will be taking the class with your Aunt Kelsey and cousin Elliot.  I think you are going to have a great time.  :)


  • Word of the Day: Gorgeous

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