Monthly Archives: November 2010

The streaker

Bailey is a little streaker. She loves to run naked through the house every night in pure glory. She is hilarious. She takes off like a rocket ship after toweling off, and runs as fast as her little feet will allow through the house yelling, “I’m streakin’! I’m streakin!” It’s a sight to see. She makes us laugh. She’s becoming a beautiful little girl, and a handful all at the same time. Her language skills are developing at an amazing pace. Instead of 3 or 4 word sentences, she’s now using 6-7 words or more.

She repeats everything you say (uh oh, watch out!) and she asks lots of questions, which is typical. She’s also asserting herself more, which is to be expected. Her latest thing is not wanting to eat her food, but she doesn’t realize that Mommy is not a short order cook. She’s even flung her food at the sitter, and loves to test Daddy at the table by throwing a fit. That said, she’s learned “hungry” is not a great place to be, and when hungry, she’ll eat with no complaints.

Two days ago she came to me in bed and said, “I love you momma.” All on her own. Completely spontaneous. It made my morning. She also loves Daddy to throw her up in the air, and she squeals with delight when she gets to do “flying baby”. She’s also become fascinated with driving, and loves to sit in the front seat of the car and pretend to steer the wheel. It’s now a daily request to go driving, and she exclaims heartily, “I LOVE to drive!” Her Uncle Shawn has been visiting the last month, and she has thoroughly enjoyed seeing him. He makes funny faces at her, which she is truly fascinated with. He also plays with her and she enjoys the fact that he is like a big kid and gets down on her level to play with her. It’s sweet to watch and we enjoy watching her with him.

These are precious, endearing moments to be treasured. I want her to know and love her Uncle just as much as he loves her. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and it promises to be a packed day with family. Granny has reserved a bounce house and there will be plenty of activities for all the kids. With 42 people (most of them kids), it’s sure to be a great day of memories. Here are some recent pictures!

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Happy Birthday Bailey!

Bailey had a great 2 year old birthday last week. I made her polka dot (as she refers to them) cupcakes, and she help put the icing on them (rather, she licked it off as I’d put it on). She had so much fun in the kitchen. Little does she know her bigger party with all her cousins is this upcoming weekend, but on her actual birthday it was just her, daddy and me. She loved her birthday but was unsure of the lit candles at first. It was so cute watching her try to figure out how to blow the candles out. We had to help her. It didn’t take her long, however, to dive in to her chocolate cupcake. She then started feeding pieces of it to her Dad and me. Adorable.

She got icing all over her – of course! – but had a blast. We got her a tricycle too, and while she’s still unsure of the pedals, she puts her “Mamma Duck” rubber ducky in the seat and pushes her all around the sidewalk. Too cute! Bailey was (gasp!) a duck for Halloween. She picked out her costume. For the last 4-5 months she has been obsessed with all things duck. We have plastic duckies all around the house, from ducks with pacifiers to mamma ducks, to a red rubber ducky that supposedly is “in charge” of the other baby ducks.

She has set up her own pecking order (pun intended) for each of them. And there are certain ducks she likes to sleep with, and others that go in the shower or bath tub. It’s ducky madness around this house! God forbid you forget to put a duck in bed with her… she has a nervous breakdown. Nevertheless, she had a great time trick or treating with her cousins, and got the hang of the “Trick or Treat” pretty fast. At first she was scared of Zachary’s costume (her youngest cousin), but once she figured out he was still under the mask, she was okay.

She loved getting the candy, and carried not one but TWO pumpkin candy holders around. After being scared of regular pumpkins for a month, the pink pumpkins got her “over” her pumpkin problem. Go figure! Here are some pictures from her birthday and Halloween. Enjoy! 

 

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