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Monday, April 18, 2011

MOM of THE YEAR award

And just like that, it's been over a month since I blogged! 
I have lots to catch up on...our trip to MN, Makayla's birthday parties, Cornell preaching...but, I need to update on Makayla first!  I fear that I will blink and we will be on to the next stage with her :(

So, all you moms know how busy busy busy a 1 year old is.  She isn't walking yet, BUT, she is pushing things, pulling herself up on everything, crawling as fast as she can to her new destination, etc.  Here she is today pushing her baby stroller from Grandpa...
{thanks Kim B. for the cute dress and jeans!}

After today, I now know why God has children go through each mobility stage...not for the child to slowly gain independance, but for the PARENT to prepare for the chaos their life is about to turn into!  Take today for example...it went down in the books for me and my mothering skills. 

First, Makayla almost rolls off the bench at church(I caught her mid-air).  Second, she trys to stand in her stroller WHILE we are crossing one of the busiest streets in town.  Third, we get to the ice cream shop and I take her out of her stroller...only to find her chewing on a old cigarette butt 3 seconds later.  Eew, I still want to vomit thinking about that.  Lastly, she falls off the couch(with me sitting right there by her) and hits her head on the walker and then the floor. 
Seriously!
All in one day!  Nominate me for mother of the year please...


And to think I want more kids...yikes!!  I can barely handle one!  How do moms do it?

All that to say....Makayla is SUCH a joy in our lives.  I love her little giggle.  Her kisses.  The way she hugs me, Cornell, or any of her stuffed animals and says "ohhhhhhh" while laying her head on our shoulder.  She is so loving.
She says BALL, HI, BYE, and of course KEEEEY.  She loves keys.  Not fake plastic keys, only the real thing.  Also enjoys carrying socks around(?).  I have found her numeorus times during the day crawling around with just one sock in her hand.
Yesterday she was touching my feet and saying some type of baby gibberish.  I realized after a couple times of her doing it that she was trying to say "tickle tickle."  Her daddy is always tickling her...so cute to see her try and re-enact it with me :)

Here she is a few days ago playing peek-a-boo with me...



And....PEEK!!


Hehe :)  Silly girl.


2 comments:

kim said...

oh cute! loved that dress. :)

Grandma Wick said...

Adorable, I must say !! Eating cigarette butts? Just wait, I'm sure she'll eat worse yet.... lol

Yes, get ready, once she walks, you guys will be running after her!