Lily Anne Painter - age 1
1. Lately, Lily has been waking up from nap time before her brother. When we walk down the hall out of her bedroom, she puts her finger to her mouth and says, "shh, shh, shh...Zach" Her favorite thing is to go into his room, and watch him sleeping. She has a pattern. She stands at his bedside for about 30 seconds. Then she begins softly, "shh, shh, shh". It gets a little louder, "Shh, Shh, Shh" and finally, it's more like a windstorm, "SHH, SHH, SHH" If this doesn't wake him up, she has been known to resort to things like throwing stuffed animals at him.
2. Lily is a good cuddle bug. She gives LOTS of hugs and kisses freely. What I love most is that she doesn't just put her arms around you for a hug. She SQUEEZES as tightly as she can. Nothing better in the world.
3. Lily is fast. We call her "squiggle", and whenever she hears that, she will take off running to show you just how fast she can go. Her "show" also includes some crazy angles and her famous "jumps". Jumping is one of her favorite things to do.
4. This is a fun age because her language is exploding. There is not a word she won't try to repeat. I am also continually amazed at Lily's confidence in new situations. Nursery was a breeze for her. I love that she runs into the room and heads straight for the table with potato head people. (she knows the drill)...there is never any crying. I also love that when we come to the door to pick her up, she runs to me saying "MOMMY"! At the Library Story time, Lily hands her "ticket" to the lady at the door and walks right in and finds a spot on the floor. (I am usually telling her brother, "Its OK, this is going to be fun, why don't you go sit by Lily!") hehe! I find this part of her personality fascinating because I was so opposite as a child.
Thanks for the tag Alissa! I hope that anyone who would like to, will do this "tag". What a great snapshot in time. I enjoyed recording random facts and stories that might otherwise be forgotten! I know everyone has 'em...go on!