These years...they will go by SO fast...I know - I blinked and my baby girl is almost 2. As I was getting Addie ready for bed tonight...I got to thinking about everything she is doing and saying right now and how if I could just hit pause...I would. But since we all know that's not possible...I wanted to write down some of my favorite things....
her sweet nature....while running errands the other morning i heard her in the back of the car chatting away....the words..."boo boo, you k?"...in this sweet little "mother hen voice" - i suppose she was imitating either me or her teacher at school. she's hyper-focused on boo boos...and it just makes me smile to see her care so much if someone else is hurt. and prudence the owl....her go-to stuffie...her baby. she carries prudence everywhere...feeds her dinner and milk...hugs and kisses her and will not sleep without her.
|Addie and Prudence|
her hugs - I can't tell you how many times I've almost melted at the door when I'm greeted with a hug on my way in the door from work. I'm amazed at how this little baby that I cuddled and kissed for months is now constantly returning the affection...makes my heart smile.
the way she explores....constantly. like a sponge...she takes in everything around her. in the tub..outside (always looking for bugs...always)...in the house...in the car...everywhere. she loves trying to figure out how things work and what they can do.
her "addie-tude" - yea...she's still got it. She despises nap time and bed time...and I totally remember being the same way when I was little but as much as it kills me to hear her scream..."momma..momma...help"...i know its only a matter of time before the sand man takes over.
her curls - i have no idea if they will stay or go...both the hubs and i have wavy hair but didn't have these curls as babes. any length to her hair curls right up and i just love looking at the bunch of curls on the back of her head...i hope they stay!!!
her love of reading...books, books, books...in your hand - yea, she'll even help you flip the pages. we read the same book at least 6 times before we are allowed to move onto the next...i hope her love of books lasts her a lifetime.
her "cheese" - Addie has become quite enamored with the camera as of late...everytime i pull it out...i get "momma, cheese" and a grit-toothed smile with a loud "cchhheeessssseee..." and speaking of cheese (like the food)...i think she's addicted...she's constantly requesting it...hands down her favorite food.
her dancing - I get so tickled just watching her jam out to some of her favorite tunes...Adele, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffet, Brad Paisley....and even an occasional Biggie....this girl loves it all. If you pick her up and dance with her...you can count on being her best friend for life.
the way she picks the garden....green tomatoes, red tomatoes, leaves...it doesn't matter...she's picking it. and with a great sense of excitement...this girl loves to go out in the garden.
the way she tries to repeat everything we say....i get so tickled listening to her try to say whatever word I've just uttered...the most recent one that totally had me on the floor laughing...gorgeous. something about an almost 2 year old saying something is "gorgeous" got me.
how she sticks her tongue out when she's concentrating on something. i just noticed her starting to do this recently but she totally does it
her style....or maybe not. this girl loves to try and dress herself...she changes her mind on her shoes at least twice before we leave the house every morning...the more glitter the better and dresses are all she wants to wear...girly girl, much?!
|dadda's shoes...uumm, and socks...are a favorite too. she did this all by herself...swear!|
and most importantly...i just love the way she has changed my life...given me new perspective...made me a better person.