She’s not so itty anymore…
And then came the next indulgence!!!”Mama, should I really be eating this much sugar today?!”” Of course honey, it’s your halfa-birthday! Just shove it in and you’ll thank me later.””Well, okay then.”
And then the neighbor-lets (it’s my new vocab for neighbor kidlets, we sure love these girls) brought over their new buckets to share for some water time!
I’ve been indulging her much lately on learning how to pass water from container-to-container. She has been diggin’ it and diggin’ in! She was so into her work that she didn’t even notice the crazy going on behind her. These girls are hilarious, always up to some crazy sisterly-loving antic… But Bugsy says…“I’ve got water to pour and spill neighbor-lets, please don’t interrupt.”
P.S. THANKS neighbor-lets for bringing more joy to Bugsy’s halfa-bday!!!
At 18 months old, Bugsy decided it was time to:
- start putting 2 and sometimes 3 words together to get her sweet and sometimes commanding message across (“Hold please”, “Hiya Mom”, “Help please”, “I want mama”)
- start taking 1-1.5 hour nap, rather than 2. boo for mama ;)
- start waking up at 630am, rather than 730am. Is there a theme at this age for needing less sleep, maybe?!
- have a mouth full o’ molars come in all at once
- start using NO a lot more regularly
- start using slapping faces as her favored way of getting mama and daddy to hear all about her frustrations
- start spending more time in the corner for time-outs, in response to the aforementioned behavior
- start remembering where we’re driving and hollering out what we’re about to see or pass by
- learning to tease and laugh her head off at herself
- climb up on furniture on her own
- awaken the toddler 'tude. she's a diva alright. all girl, all the way.
- bringing absolute joy to the depths of her parents’ hearts
Aaaand just for kicks, look at the little halfa-year old Bugsy. A little more clueless about our rejoicing over her last year, but darling nonetheless… I just noticed we have a ball theme going on for halfa-birthdays…
Thank you Lord for giving us this little Bug to give us maybe a slight glimpse, just maybe a halfa-one of your deep love for us as Your kids.