+ Your hand all up in my grill while you nurse. You play with my eyelashes, rolling them between your fingers… my eyeballs, my eyebrows, my hair, my nose… I don’t love it. But I know one day I’ll miss it.
+ How much you really enjoy scarves. Just like your mum.
+ The shouts of “Doggy!” the second we see, hear, or smell a dog on our walks.
+ The sweet way you cuddle your own stuffed doggy. Randomly. Out of no where. It’s a mad dash to the dog in the middle of the room where you quickly lay on top of him.
+ Your curiosity. Everything is new and exciting to you. You spent ten minutes laying amongst the shoes and scarves in the coat closet this week.
+ The sound of “YUMMY!” as soon as you’re ready to eat. Or you see applesauce. Or bananas. Or dates.
+ How sweet you are when you share your half chewed food.
+ The face you make when you’re waiting for the “fuzzy, buzzy bee” tickles. It’s the cutest ever.
+ The way you’ve started asking for books. Holding them up in the air to me. And you get so excited when I sit down to read them to you. Your favorite right now is Big Red Barn.
+ This state of understanding but not fully communicating. This morning, we pointed out a lamp in your book, and you took off to the corner of the room to touch our lamp. You’re comprehending so much, I don’t even realize it.
+ Your hugs. When I get down on your level, you immediately come to me and hug me. It’s the best.
+ Bath balls in cups. You put them in there, then take them out. Rinse and repeat. Over and over and over.
+ The way you say “Uh oh.” It comes out “DA uhn.” But you really think you’re saying it.
+ Your mouth and the way it moves when you’re trying to say bad. It’s so funny. Like a little fishy.
+ Those sweet, wobbly first steps you took last night. And the face you made when I clapped and cheered and was so excited. It was a mix of glee, pride, and a little embarrassment. And then you walked again to get that reaction out of me one more time.