Little Miss,

Wow, I am really behind on my blogging.  I wish it weren’t the case because when I don’t blog for a long time I tend to forget the little things that this blog was intended for.  I apologize for that.  Anyway, where was I?  You continue to grow/develop very quickly.  You are talking much more than during my last post.  You often surprise me with the things you’re capable of saying.  You still have an odd (toddler) pronunciation of many words but others you say perfectly.  You still call me ‘Mommy’ most of the time, but that is something I am willing to forgive you for.

You are beginning to enjoy toys that are a big more advanced.  You are also quite satisfied with playing by yourself.  Sometimes I will think to myself that I haven’t heard you recently (great parenting, I know) and when I go check on you in your room you’re simply there playing with things you’ve dug out of your toy box.  I bought you a big four-square ball yesterday and you love it.  The problem, however, is that your brother also loves it, so for the past two days you two have fought over it.  You two need to learn to share or that ball is going to disappear!  :)

You still are not eating much at all, which also gets me fired up.  While I’m on the topic, another thing is that dang pacifier!  One of these days you are going to wake up and they will all have disappeared…

You really enjoy watching/reading/playing with Elmo and Mickey Mouse.  You talk about them all the time.  You really love to talk, sing, and dance.  You love going to bed and taking naps.  I am so thankful for this!  You also love laying on the living room floor with your brother and your sleeping bags while you watch a movie together.  This is really sweet.  You love singing the alphabet, counting, and practicing your animal sounds.  We were playing with a giraffe this evening and I asked you what sound it made.  You replied “Neeeeeeigh” which I thought was pretty appropriate, but I dropped it because I wasn’t even sure what sound a giraffe makes.  Also, you love milk.  You’d rather drink milk all day than eat.  Maybe that’s why you’re still so tiny.  Lastly, you also love chocolate.  Your favorite types of chocolate are chocolate chips and M&M’s.

Some things that you’re saying that is pretty funny:

  • “No, thank you.” – This is funny because you are so polite.  We will say “Arden, it’s time for a bath” and you’ll respond with “No, thank you.” and a great big smile.
  • “Emersent”
  • “What’s that noise?!?”
  • “No, Tonka!”
  • “Mine” – And other various


  • Word of the Day: Chatterbox