Monday, March 15, 2010

My banana

My banana,
I love how you can make me smile. No matter how tired I am, how much my head hurts, you can always make me smile. I love your new game when we come home, you run to get your dishes and tell me to sit. If I dont sit you will pat my chair and say " cmon mommy, sit down". When I come and sit you will ask me "want chocolate milk?". When I say "yes please" you will say "k-hold on, wait right there". You will then go get one of your play cups and use your sippy cup (which really has milk) and pretend to pour me some. Then you bring it to me with a "here ya go mommy". I always reply "thank you Anna, mmmmm the chocolate milk is sooo yummy". This often gets a smile out of you. Then you go get a plate and a utensil and come and pretend to feed me. Its sooo much fun. I love watching you "pretend play". Its so adorable.
You make my day everyday so many times over. Recently I will go into your room and turn on your light when I go to get to get a bath. Then I will come back and open the door but walk favorite is when you are awake and this happens. I love it because I will hear a little voice say "Mommy where are you?". Which sends me running back into your room saying "HERE I AM". You often fall over laughing. It makes my morning.
I love when I pick you up from day care and you run up and hug me and say "this Annas mommy!" and squeeze me. You are then sooooo excited that you embark on telling me about your which I cant understand a word because you talk so fast.
Another Anna-ism you have picked up is answering "ummmmmmm?!" before giving a response to a question. For example, I will ask Anna what do you want to drink, to which I will get an answer of "ummmmmmmm, CHOCOLATE MILK"! (p.s. I love how you love your chocolate pedisure).
You are an amazing little girl. Your new favorite shape is octagon. You mix up hexagon and octagon but you LOVE the word OCTAGON! You still love your colors and now can 95% of the time correctly identify the common colors. I think you only get it wrong when you arent paying attention. You are also really good at your shapes. Square, circle, triangle, rectangle and octagon. We are still working on pentagon, hexagon, cube (you correctly refer to as box!), sphere (you correctly refer to as ball!), cylinder, cone, rectangular prism (you get mad and only call it a rectangle) and pyramid. You are also getting better at counting. The other night I heard you counting as you were picking up "1,2,3,4,.....(inaudible) 7, 8, 9, 10". You are such a bright little woman. I only hope me and your Daddy can continue to challenge you and continue to help that brightness grow.
I love how you will be hitting the ball off your tee one moment and the next thing I know you are playing with your dishes or pushing your baby in its stroller. You are such a well rounded little person. You love trying new things.
I love that you love to eat different things. The other night I mixed ramen noodles with a creamy spinach and ham. You TORE IT UP and wanted more. You LOVE popcorn and of course candy. finally hit 22lbs, I dont have what your height was (11MAR), but will update later with that. The good news is you are now in the 8th percentile! Whoooohooo. You are continuing to put on weight. I guess the pedisure is working!
Almost forgot another new "game" love taking off your jammies and diaper (in the middle of the night)! Which would be fine but your not quite ready for potty training. So mommy has figured out a way to win at this least for now...I put a onsie under your jammies. Im sure you'll get it soon. The funniest part was one night I knew you had tried...because your clothes were on in the morning...but they were inside out.
You are absolutely unique. My little Anna Banana. I love everything about you (even your little tantrums---im sorry I know you get your temper from me). I thank God everyday for blessing me and your Daddy with you. Everyday that I wake up I look forward to every moment that I will have with you that day.