Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wild and Crazy Sass

Oh Sass,

Where do I begin? You are the silliest, most outgoing, loud and funniest little girl I know. You are so full of life and love, and I am so blessed that you are my child. You always make me laugh, and I love how loving you are as well. You are very inquisitive, always on a quest of what you can get into and do. And then, if you think you will get into trouble, you will hide whatever it is you did. I sometimes find crackers and food and weird objects in off the wall places. I wish for a day I could be inside your head to hear how you think. It would be a day to remember for sure.

I made you a sand box for the deck for the summer, and you just love playing out there. It will keep you busy for hours, that and your other box of water. You have your little sand toys and you are all set. Your other favorite thing to do is go down to the pool. You'd go there everyday and stay there all day if I'd let you. You also want to always take a bath as well, you are a definite water baby.

You have been cracking me up lately because of your new favorite commercial. It's the state farm one, called State of Unrest. The guy is on the phone with his agent and his wife comes down stairs and demands to know who he is talking to at 3 in the morning. He tells her its, "Jake from State Farm" and she grabs the phone and asks, "What are you wearing, Jake from State farm?" and he replies, "Uhhh Khakis.." and she says to her husband, "She sounds hideous." And the husband replies, "Well, she's a guy..so....". And you find this commercial just SO funny and you watch it a lot on youtube and you recite the lines from both people a lot. You also like to put in your own words, though when you do the actual rendition, you do it almost flawlessly. You even have their inflections they use. You are a pretty funny girl. I could see you being a great actor and performer for sure.

We went to the community pool dance party on Saturday and you had a blast. It mixed your two favorite things, swimming and dancing to music. You would go dance with the other kids and adults and you'd also dance while in the pool. You are a really good dancer too, you have rhythm as well. You don't just jump around like a lot of little kids do.

You have really been into yogurt lately. I think you have like 3 or 4 of those sticks a day! (the gogurt packets). I suppose you could be eating junk that often, so I am really not complaining, but man, you LOVE that stuff. That and cheese. You always loved cheese though, ever since you were a baby.

I love you my baby girl, you are very special to me and I love every minute I am blessed to spend with you. I hope I do well by you and you grow up to be a fantastic little lady!

Dear Sprout

My sweetest baby girl Sprout,

You are a year old already, I have no idea where the time has gone, but it did and you are this walking, talking, learning something new every day little toddler. Your babyish ways seemed to disappear over night, though I can remember those very long nights when I had to hold you so close the whole night, so that you could sleep well. You were a very attached baby, I held you all day long, funny.....that part hasn't changed. You are the snuggliest baby, you always want to be in my arms, and then you lie that precious head of yours down on my shoulder, or chest, or anywhere. You will walk up to me and place your head on my leg if I am sitting on the couch, you are very lovable and affectionate.

You are starting to give your sweet open mouth kisses, you love to plant them on Sissy's nose as well. You love her so much. You guys will get into these screaming and running games, older Sis will start it of course, but you love to just jump in and have a blast with your best friend. You are learning so much on a daily basis, and it's hard for me to keep up. You have me in awe every day, and I love you so much.

You are really liking signing. You can sign, mom, dad, dog, milk, all done, and ball. You are also saying some words. Mama, Dada, dog, doggie (which sounds more like goggie), ball, good, (you say this when you are done eating or drinking something), wow, ut oh, ball, and a ton of baby babble.

You can drink out of sippies well, have been for a while, but now you can tip them up. You have a little spot on the floor you like to drink your milk. You will chase me into the kitchen, and I will hand you your milk, you will take it to that little spot, lie down and drink it. You are too cute for words.

Your laugh is infectious, those dimples are just out of this world and everyone has to stop and talk to you because of how cute you are. However, this also sends you into a crazy screaming fit, especially if I am not holding you at the time. As of right now, you really don't like to be around other people. I call you my little chimp because I am always holding you, and you grip on and hang there, kinda like a chimp with his mama. I even have to carry you in the stores when shopping. I hold you in one arm, and push the cart or stroller with your big sis with the other. I am getting pretty strong I must say. You are still very content in the moby wrap, and in the hold meant for newborns, because you love to be snuggled up with mommy. You also like to tuck your little arms in too, you are the sweetest baby.

You have been figuring out your toys, especially your gumball machine. You can put your balls in the top, hit the lever to let them come down, then you open the door and pull them out and repeat. Only took you like a day to master this, you catch on pretty fast. We used to shut the kitchen swinging door to keep you out of the kitchen, that is now no match for you either, as you can push it right open and go through. You also shut it when someone comes after you, you believe this will stop us. :)

You still only have your two bottom teeth, and you have the cutest smile, though I think very soon your top teeth will be poking through. I can't wait to see how you look with more teeth, though this two teeth stage is pretty cute!

Your favorite toys are any types of balls. You really like your weebles as well. You are a very active toddler (that sounds so weird to type....) and you love to go go go and do do do. You are even dancing when you hear music, you and Sissy will have the funnest time dancing when you are older. All of us will, since I think you two got your love for dance from me. All three of us dance during our days, to any types of music. I believe dancing is good for the soul.

Well my precious baby girl, I will stop for now. But I hope that you know I love you more than words can explain, and I hope I do right by you. You will always be my little girl.