Apart from the teething/sleeping dramatics, this month has been fun. Her vocabulary builds every day and I absolutely adore hearing new words. The latest additions have been "boo-bwee!" (blueberry), door, stars, slide, stairs, socks, puppy, tur-tuh (turtle), and Daddy (instead of Dada). Anna was even saying "rhino" one day, but I haven't heard it since so I don't know if it's officially a word yet. Oh!! And she also said several two word phrases! She said "good girl" one day which thrilled me, since I always say that to her. She has also said "more nana" and pointed up at the counter for her usual morning banana, and she also stood in the kitchen and said "pup door" and pointed at Kingsley standing outside. She also said "More song" the other day. She's such a genius!
Anna's favorite thing right now is this book:
Bean has also claimed some new favorite songs, partly thanks to her extended bedtime routines these last two weeks. She loves the old Sharon Louis & Bram "Skinnamarink" song - do you guys know what I'm talking about? She'll even do mini versions of the hand motions, so cute! She also loves Itsy Bitsy Spider, Over the Rainbow, and the Popcorn Popping song that I used to sing to her as a baby. Basically anything with hand motions!
Bean likes to use my belly as a convenient puzzle piece holder.
An absolutely adorable thing Anna has started doing recently is pulling us in for a hug and then giving us little pats. It makes me smile every single time, the little sweetheart. She has also been quite the kissy-face lately - Mommy and Daddy both get lots of smooches, along with the dog, her bed bunnies, Elmo, and pretty much any other object that captures her attention.
Banana Bean has also discovered light switches and loves flipping the lights on and off. The triple switch in the kitchen/living room is one of the few switches that she can reach by herself so it's a pretty common sight in our house to see the breakfast nook lights, kitchen lights, and living room lights going on and off like a disco. I have also used this new discovery to my advantage, and brush her teeth while she plays with the bathroom light switch, haha. I also tell her that if she lies down and lets me put her diaper on like a good girl, I'll let her turn off the light.
By the way, I had a wonderful Mother's Day. I got to sleep in and then Stevo made me breakfast and yummy Caribou Coffee (my favorite!). As one of my presents, I got a foot massage gadget which you can see was thoroughly tested for my enjoyment, haha:
I told her to smile and this is what I get:
And then we got this, so it's not a total lost cause! Pretty smile, finally - haha.
Well, I think that's about all for this month - see you later alligators!