oh little elodie. it's hard to imagine you were still growing in my belly less than three years ago. and that now, here you are, a wondrous, thoughtful person i get to share my life with.
your papa and i think you are going through a brain spurt right now, you are lightning fast and we can't keep up with your songs, stories and movement these days. you just had your first bad dream. you said, "mama, mama" and as soon as i walked in your room, you clutched me tightly and said, "the cow trying to get me." i always wondered who i would have to fight off in the middle of the night. i'm glad it's just a silly cow for the moment.
before bed, we look between your toes for tiny sheep (lint). if we happen to find a couple, we play with them for a little while.
you have never been so affectionate. you tell us you love us several times a day and love to give us kisses and cuddles. i want this age to last forever yet i'm so excited to watch you grow. it's very confusing for your mama.
the elephant song
she sells sea shells by the seashore (you ask me to sing you this every night before bed)
walking in a winter wonderland by the andrew sisters
oh what a busy day! by gyo fujikawa
bear stays up for christmas by karma wilson
i am a bunny by richard scarry (you read this a lot last year too)
puzzles that papa brought home from georgia
playing with your acorn people (similar)
going on family walks
things you say:
"shall we do a puzzle?"
"is a baby in your belly?" (i'm not pregnant - ha!)
you squeeze my cheeks together and say "it's a little puggy, a little puggy"
"look! i can jump backwards. i can practice"
after observing a little girl on the monkey bars you said "wow, i wish i could do that when i was a big girl"
when you are looking forward to something you say 'mama, i soooo essssited'
"it's so froggy out (foggy)"
you also say 'cahdee coodoo' quite a bit. not sure what this means.
just shy of three:
just shy of two:
just shy of one:
you are so loved.