Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hazel Basil - Months 15 &16

Oh Hazel,
So many things have happened in the last few weeks and months.  You have become such a little personality that I feel like to do you justice, I should be filming you 24/7... just so everyone has the chance to see just how freaking amazing you are.

You've been particularly happy and are still growing like a weed.  I recently had to buy you some new shoes... you're a 6.5 now.  And oh my!  Do you love shoes!  You like to put your feet in Daddy's shoes and attempt to walk in them.  And you bring your shoes over to me so I can put them on for you.  Of course, you think that means that we're immediately going to go outside and play.  Which we normally do.. unless it turns out that it's snowing and you're sick.  Which is the perfect storm we ran into today. 

It's actually been a relatively mild winter so we've been able to take advantage of it.  And you have, in fact, discovered that you HEART the wind.  The other day, you ran up the sidewalk with the wind blowing in your face and the look of joy you had took my breath away.

You still enjoy taking baths... especially in your new bathtub, the kitchen sink.

You still love to read and you're still a great sleeper.

You've become quite the little helper.  In fact, today you actually took your dish over to the sink and put it in.  WHAT?  Yea... I'm sure that in a few years, I'll be thinking back to this particular moment and wondering where in the world we went wrong since you'll refuse to do such things.  You also like to throw things away... and you even took your own diaper to the garbage and put it in for us.  And trust me, at 9 months pregnant, that REALLY helps out Mommy.

So, I'm hoping that when we bring your little sister home this week, you'll continue to be a great help.

You love to run around and screech in happiness.  You still love your Playhouse Box that we scored when we got a new microwave.

We've started to try you at the kitchen table for eating.  You seem to do well there, but I'm not sure that I'm ready for you to make the transition... you know, where you can leave the table unassisted.  Luckily for us, you still LOVE to eat.

And it doesn't really matter if you've already eaten... if Mommy or Daddy makes the mistake of eating in front of you, you immediately run over to us, unhinge your jaw and demand to be fed whatever it is we're eating.  I suspect the only way to cure you of this is for one of us to take one for the team and eat some peas... as it appears you are OVAH peas.  

You have turned into quite the Daddy's girl these days.  You love you some Daddy.  Part of this, I suspect, is because Daddy's had to take a bigger role since I'm less mobile that before.  And my goodness, you want to be wherever he is.  No matter when. No matter where.

You've also become super lovey in general.  You will give kisses and will snuggle with your favorite stuffed animals... and any animals you see in a book.  You're also all about smelling flowers you see in a book... I can't wait for spring so you can smell some flowers in the garden.  And I can't wait to plant the garden with you!

You're currently teething about 4 teeth... which has unfortunately made you a leetle bit grumpy.  Awesome.  Just in time for a new baby.

You've also taken to playing... hard.  Meaning, you have started to hit while you're playing.  This is no good, baby girl and we've had to come down hard on you a couple of times and remind you to play soft.  It doesn't help that Grandma Paskins taught you how to hit yourself and other people in the head with the drumstick of the set you got for Christmas.  You picked up on THAT pretty quick.  We expect a few notes from day care about it this week.  And we're gonna have to have a discussion about this with Grandma Paskins.

You are a big fan of slides these days and we've spent a couple of days at the duck pond where you fed the ducks before hitting the playground.

A friend of mine sent you a cute little shirt and a matching onesie for your little sister.  I can't wait to have both of you dressed up in them. And look!  Mommy put something in your hair for once! 

Some big changes are about to rock your world, sweetie.  I hope you know that we love you so much that giving you a little sister is the best gift we could give you.  


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