Friday, June 1, 2012

The One With the Things I Love About Olivia (15 months)

Today little Livvy Bug is 15 months old. Can you believe it? And she is just the sweetest thing. She is walking all the time now. And always an adventurer. She loves to try new foods and attempt new tasks. If you show her how to do something she pays close attention and then mimics you very well.

And there are so many other things she's doing that I love. Shall I count them all?
1. I love that she is obsessed with tiny things. She's always bringing me tiny pieces of lint or whatever has fallen on the floor. "Here go!" she says. And she will not do anything else until you have taken her gracious gift.

2. I love that she loves to make sure everything is left undone. As soon as I fold a basket of laundry she scooches right over and hurriedly rips everything out of the basket, flaying it as far as she can, which, due to the smallness of her arms, is just a pile that completes surrounds her.

3. I love that she is also surprisingly fastidious. Whenever the baby locks on the cupboards are undone, even if they've only been undone for about 5 seconds (i.e. I'm currently getting something out of the cupboard), she comes right on over and tries to put the lock back together. She needs everything to be in it's place. 

4. I love her "uh oh"s when she's found something she's not supposed to. And "woah" every time she teeters a little bit and gets close to falling.

5. I love that she is "The Tank". She eats so much. Yet she is invariably teensy tiny. I don't know how she does it. She eats Ellie under the table at every meal.

6. I love that she makes yummy noises while consuming these vast amounts of food. She's always saying, "Mmmm..."
7. I'm not sure I love it... but she's already learned the word, "Mine!" I guess that's what big sisters are for. Teaching you the important things in life.

8. I love that whenever she wants anything, food or otherwise, she calls out with a wide open "AAAHHH!" And if you don't give her what she wants, you'll be in for a fit.

9. I love that she is learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from her sister. Whenever Ellie starts singing she chimes in with 5 or 6 notes, usually on "Up above the world so high" but just "bap bap bap bap bap bap bah." Sometimes I hear her trying to work it out in her crib when she's supposed to be sleeping.

10. I love that she gets in snuggly moods. Normally she's just going non-stop. But every once in a while she'll come and want to be picked up and then she'll just recline into your arms, stick her fingers in her mouth and hang out for a while. I take the opportunity to squeeze her little feet before they get too big and smell her baby smell and wish I could spend forever right there.

11. But mostly I love her wide-open-mouth kisses. All you have to do is say, "Can I have..." and she'll interrupt you with a slobbery wet one right on the mouth.
Yep. She's pretty much the greatest ever.

2 comments:

  1. Awww, she is so cute. Reading through your list brought back memories of my daughter when she was that age :)

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  2. I love love love that you write these. They will be so wonderful when you forget about the details later. You know that obviously though cause you're smart. :) Miss you! Hope to see you soon!

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