Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Things I don't want to forget about Hattie at this age:

She is obsessed with the ABCs song. She calls the ABC song "aBcs" with the emphasis heavily on the B. She sings, "ABC *muffle muffle muffle* meh meh meeee! Yaaaay!" over and over again. When we listen to it in the car, as soon as it's done, she says, "aBcs!" until I play it again.

She is also obsessed with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She wants me to sing it when I put her in the crib at night and rub her back. She says, "Tinkle tinkle!" until I sing it. Lately, she tries to sing along... "Tinkle Tinkle. Little. ... How I... Upa...Tinkle Tinkle... Staaaah." It's the sweetest listening to her try to sing. That voice. Gah. I want it to change eventually of course, but I'm going to miss the heck out of that sweet little, toddler voice.

She loves drawing on her easel or the sliding glass door and then asking for a wipe and then cleaning it off. Immediately. She draws a line. Then cleans it off. Another line. Then wipe. She LOVES cleaning. I sooo hope that love remains over the years. We need more wipes all the time now though. Girl is wiping us out of wipes. ;p

She LOVES being "ouside" all the time. She points out everything that she sees out there every time. "Biwd! Tee! Couds! Airpane! Ants! Alcove! (we told her that's what the space under the steps where you put the garbage cans is called. Haha.) Cam-mie! (neighbor dog), Sand!" She loves "cleaning" with her small rake and scooping up the wood chips from the tree that they cut down near the power line in the back.

She also loves to go on the 'big kid' swings at playgrounds. She holds on really tight and never lets go, so we go with it. She's a happy girl when she's swinging.

At her request, we say goodnight to all of her little child care friends every night. "Night night, 'phia!, Night night, Amelia. Night night, Joey. Night night, Johnny. Night night, Juliana. Night night, Carson." etc. It's a long list. Lately, when we get to Colin, it's "Night night Colin. No!" I asked her teacher why the "No!" and she said that Colin is a notorious toy taker, so they taught the kids to tell him no when he grabs for their toys. ;p

Random shot of hummingbird girl petting my Aunt's dog, Bella.

Sometimes I wonder if she already wishes that she had 'normal' parents...

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