Swinging On Deck In January
Nikki your babysitter was sick today, so you spent the day at Nanna & Grumpy's. You had a pretty good day. It was a warm spring-like day. Grumpy had you outside on the deck in your swing. Hard to believe that you were outside having fun in your swing on January 28th. There's snow coming tomorrow ... so we only got a couple days of spring weather.
Rubbing Daddy's Face ... Nice Daddy
You're so cute. This evening, I took a picture of you softly rubbing my face. You do that when I say "nice daddy". You reach out and rub my cheek with your hand. I kinda forget how it started, but I think it started a few months ago. I had my face near you and you used to lightly whack my face with your hand. Mommy and I would say "no hitting", then Mommy would rub my face or shoulder and say "nice daddy". We might have taught it to you during our drives in the car. Mommy and I would say to you "where's Mommy" or "where's Daddy". When you'd look at me, Mommy would rub my shoulder and say "yeah, nice Daddy". I'd do the same when you looked at her. You now do it, but after rubbing my face for a bit, you gently whack my cheek. I also rub your cheek and say "nice Emma".
Snuggling In & Rubbing Daddy's Shoulder
When I pick you up near bedtime and you lay your head on my shoulder, I usually rub your back. A couple times a week or so ago, you rubbed the back of my shoulder as I was rubbing your back. It was pretty cute.
Saying "Uh-Oooooh" After Burp
This evening when you and I were having supper, I burped after taking a drink of pop. You looked at me and said "uhhh ohhhhhhhh". It made me laugh. You've been saying "uhhh ohhhhh" quite a bit lately. You said it last night after you burped. It was funny.
Showing Off At Restaurant
You're quite the show off. You Mommy and I had supper at pizza delight last night. A woman sitting at the table behind Mommy was talking to you. You loved the attention and acted like a little showoff... making faces, making noises, etc.
There was a family a few tables away. When you noticed them looking at you once, you just continued to stare at them and make noises & and do things to try to get their attention. You were smiling in a silly way and showing off. You've been doing something lately where you put a piece of food in your teeth and and smile. You shake your head back and forth and make a noise like "ummmmm ummmmmm ummmmm". I think I taught that to you while playing around with you at supper.... ooops :)
Gesture When We Say "All Gone"
You do the funniest thing. Whenever we say "all gone" or "all done" to you, you look at us with a cute look on your face and extend your arms out to the side with your palms up....kinda like a questioning shrug. You do it every time. I'm not sure how we got you started on doing that. I think we might have made that gesture to you several times when we said "all gone" to say that the food that we were feeding you was all gone. It really is so adorable when you do it.
I sure love you wonderful baby!
Stayed Standing On Your Own
Tonight, you stood up on your own for at least 10 seconds while you and I were playing on the floor. We think you will be walking soon. You can walk all around the house while holding onto our hands. In the evenings, we've been getting you to walk back and forth between us while we sit on the floor. You take a few unbalanced steps, then throw your arms up and fall into our arms. You are getting more brave and balanced every day.