Today is the baby's birthday. I'm kinda sad. I know she is growing and all but it doesn't seem like it's been a year already. She still an itty-bitty little thing but ohmigosh is she a smarty pants. I guess all of her energy is going to grow her brain instead of her body. She loves to sing. She sings the Little Mermaid a lot, where Ariel is trading her voice to Ursula for legs. It's really cute. She also imitates words. She says Mama, Dada, Dac (dog), zizi (sissy), laygehn (blanket), da-du (thank you), egg, noze (nose) and her new favorite Uh-oh. She says a few others but they escape me at the moment.
She loves her sister and follows her around, trying to do whatever she does. She loves climbing stairs and collecting rocks, sticks and tanbark. She looks through picture books and points to things she likes or recognizes. She is just starting to feed herself with a spoon is very messy. She likes eggs, sausage, fruit, lunch meat, berries and pasta. Her favorite toys are my cell phone, camera, wallet, her Fancy Dog, Puppy Dog and Penguin stuffed animals. She has a green jersey blanket that is her special lovey. She adores animal especially dogs and cats. She also likes trees and points and waves at them while saying "tee." She is interested in the potty and has made pee-pee in it once but mostly just wants to sit for 3 seconds before getting down. She can climb up a short slide, although she rarely gets to because I think it's dangerous , Daddy thinks it's awesome, and will slide down all by herself. She is very mischievous and has a sense of humor.
I love her with all my heart and wish she would stay a tiny baby forever but it is really neat to watch her grow, learn and explore.