Favorite Book: "Goodnight Moon"! Here favorite part is pointing out the red balloon in the room! We're on a big balloon kick over here!
Favorite Toys: Her tea set (that she got as a birthday gift, but that we just opened) has provided some entertainment lately. But she's just as easily occupied with Mommy's broom and dust pan! Let's hope her love for sweeping lasts throughout her teenage years! :) Also, she LOVES her bubble machine from Uncle Connor!
She has started calling me "Mommy" instead of "Mama" which I LOVE!!!! XOXOXO Ha, but she also points to glasses of wine and says "Mommy's"! Grreaatttt...
She totally gets what I am telling her these days. If I ask her if she wants to go on a stroll in her stroller she'll nod her head yes, get her shoes, and head for the gate to go "dow-stairs"!
She loves being in her stroller all of a sudden, too! I took her to the zoo the other day, fully expecting her to throw a fit when making her get back in it, but I asked her if she wanted to sit in her stroller and she nodded yes and climbed in!
We are refusing to sit in a shopping cart these days, however. She likes to walk around freely when we shop. I've been letting her too and she's actually been pretty good about keeping up and staying nearby.
She is a CLUTZ! This girl walks full steam forward without looking down and constantly trips over things! We've had scraped knees, a bruised forehead, a scratched chin and a bleeding tongue all in the last couple of weeks. We need to wrap her in bubble wrap and get her a helmet!
She still loves her nursery rhyme music videos! This week I was beating eggs for a quiche, being rather loud with my whipping I suppose, and she turned to me and said "Mama! No No No!!" Such a disruption! :)
There are certain nursery rhyme songs that she doesn't like, however, and will cry every. single. time. that they come on! Funny girl! :) She hates the "Hot Cross Buns" song!
We finally got rid of her bath seat and put some grip things on the bottom of our tub so she can stand up and walk around during bath time. She is loving the freedom and as a bonus it is way easier to bath her now!
She is adjusting great to Mother's Day Out! She doesn't even cry when I pass her off anymore. She opens her arms wide to them and then tells me "bye bye"!
At the beginning of this month, I was nearly in tears over your strong willed, stubborn nature. But as I've learned to let go and let you do your own thing you've really gotten so much better! Our days seem to be going much faster now as we've fallen into a nice little routine. I truly enjoy your company and am astounded at how smart you are getting! You have an amazing memory and are able to recall words, sounds, or find items that I have only pointed out to you once. You are our heart and our sweet angel. On Monday, morning you leaned over and kissed my cheek out of the blue as we walked upstairs. Then you pointed out a picture of Daddy on the wall and blew him a kiss! How did we get so lucky? We thank God for our precious Hadley each and every day!
Love you big girl!! XOXOXO