When she wants to get down (from her high chair or from the mei tai) she points down and growls: dooooooww

Wednesday morning she tore a single sheet of toilet paper off and came into the kitchen “blowing her nose” (blowing raspberries).

She points to her “sugars” (her belly–where we tickle her).

Loves to sit in front of the bookshelf and pull all her books of, sitting amid a huge pile, looking at each of them one by one.

When she is tired of looking at them, she will bring them to you to read. Piles of books. Again and again.

Her current favorite book is Bless This Mouse, which my Momma gave to my sister‘s family, which they gave to the Babe. It’s one of my favorite, too. Such a sweet, quiet prayer, such beautiful illustrations. We usually read it two or three times in a row before bed. Repetitio…

Today she was fiddling with my phone and plugged the speaker cable into it. We don’t do this with our phones. She just knows that’s where the cable goes.

She loves to be worn on my back. At least once a day, sometimes for hours at a time, she wants to be tied up (“mei tai’d”). Earlier this week, she actually brought me the mei tai while I was in the kitchen and patted my legs (which means “up”).

She figured out how to open her puffs container. And stuffs her little bitty arm inside to grab the puffs at the bottom of the container. The container which is as long as her arm.

She says “pff, pff, pff” when she wants puffs.

She will say “da da” when we ask (sometimes) but she puts her tongue on her teeth like she’s making a “th” sound. So it’s a very short “d.” And she usually whispers it. “Tha Tha”

I’m still “baba.” sometimes “bap.”

She loves water. LOVES it. We change her diaper a lot..



  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    What a clever babe! I giggled at the mental image of raspberry nose blowing!

    • renidemus wrote:

      She’s far too clever for her own good, we think. We’re trying to keep her away from door knobs, bottle caps, and other twisty things so she doesn’t learn that quiet yet. Why do they have to be so smart? ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Renee wrote:

    Ah, so nice to here about her life. We used to read Alex “The Little Red Caboose” every night. This lasted for almost a year. It was a great routine. We used to eat sugars too. We need to start doing that stuff again. The things you get to enjoy when there is only one. You are so lucky to enjoy such a precious little girl as we did with Alex. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t wait to see her again. Maybe she’ll let us eat some sugars.

    • renidemus wrote:

      Yes, everything with it’s blessings and struggles.. I guess the main part of parenting is taking it all in stride, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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