Once again I dont even know where to begin. It has only been a little over a month since I wrote in your blog/journal but it feels like a lifetime ago.
Christmas...while we spent it by ourselves, we were not alone. You had a blast opening all your gifts. The constant "wooooww!"s made it a great day for Mommy and Daddy. The cutest part was how you had to take each toy you opened over to the computer so you could show Daddy. You really made Daddy feel like he was here with us. I couldnt have staged it better.
You are such a smart little girl. I know I may be biased but I really think you are.
You love to read books. You dont really have a favorite, just about anything will do. Even if it doesnt have pictures. You also love flash cards. You will come home and go straight to where we keep them and ask for them. The other day you read the words: elephant, tiger, cats, arms up, hi, clap, nose, mouth and eyes from the flash cards (there werent any pictures!) I think its time to move onto a new set of flash cards.
You love Dora and Elmo. Recently, the past week, you started interacting with Dora. You used to just stare at it. Now you will answer her when she asks a question.
You still love bath time and have discovered swimming. Although, the pool was never warm enough, your excitement never dwindled. You made Mommy and Daddy so proud because you were the only baby who would go under water and not cry. You actually would come back up with a huge smile on your face. The little boys daddies in our class would use you as an example to try to get their little boys to go under. I cant tell you how many time I heard "Look Anna went under, can you go under water like Anna?" The last two classes we had you discovered you liked to jump off the side of the pool. Although we got a long way to go before you know how to swim, we couldnt be more excited. We love that you love the water! We cant wait for the next swim class (maybe the water will be warmer).
Your new favorite song is Hokie Pokie...affectionately know as "Dokie!".
At gymnastics you have gotten so much better at hanging onto the bars. Where you used to fall off as soon as we let go, now you can hold for a few seconds.
At home, you have shown how gymnastics has made you fearless. I cant tell you how many times I walk out of the room only to come back in (three seconds later) and you are standing on a table. AND THERE ARENT ANY CHAIRS AROUND!
The past couple weeks have brought on another love for you....COLORING! You love to color, although most of the time you dont even look at what you are doing. You have gotten most of your ROYGBP (P replaced V) colors down. Oh...P is both pink and purple.
I love how when you want me to play with you (or get something for you), you will come grab my finger and pull me. If I am sitting you will say "up Mommy". If I am up you will say "cmon Mommy". I love when you say Mommy. It makes my day...you never say Mommy when you are in a bad mood. Only when you are happy. If I get "MaaaaaMaaaaaa" I know im in for a "treat" :+)
When you get in trouble you will sometimes go to your corner (without me telling you to) and say "i sorry mommy".
You have a big time temper...but you seem to try to control it. However, if you get real mad you will pull your hair and scream...which hurts mommy in more ways than I can explain.
I love how when you give a kiss you will grab my face and hold it there.
I love how you draw me in and I cant help but be totally engaged with you. I love how you make me seek new ways to teach you things.
I love so much about you.