Molly turns two in a couple of days, so for the last week or so, I've really been thinking about these last two years with my sweet little baby...who's not so much of a baby anymore. I don't do this very often, so in celebration of her birthday, I thought I would try and record some of the silly little things she's up to these days.
Molly is such a little ham. She has such an amazing little sense of humor already...David and I are always laughing because of something she's done or says. She's getting quite the vocabulary these days. There are a few things that she says that are just so cute, because they are not quite right...
She says "butt-down!" for upside-down.
She adds an extra syllable to "all-done"...she says "all done-y". This has been contagious...David and I are now saying it that way, and he might not say it anymore, but she even had her cousin Matthew saying it that way in Seattle.
For some reason, she calls our downstairs part of the house "home". So when we're upstairs and she wants to come down, she'll say "home." We're thinking she got that because whenever we walk in the door we say "we're home!"
One of her favorite words is "happy". She had croup a few weeks ago and was pretty miserable for a couple of days, and there were a couple times that in the middle of crying, she would suddenly get a little smile on her face and she would say "happy!" It seemed as if she were saying to us "you know, I feel pretty terrible right now, but I'm trying so hard to be happy."
Molly is pretty mischievous. She'll figure out a way to get what she wants in ways we would never expect. The other day David was washing mud off a pair of shoes while Molly watched him. He then came inside to tell her that he needed to wash his hands because they were icky. Molly followed him into the bathroom and held her hands out saying "Molly...hands". David told her she didn't need to wash her hands because they were clean already. She then walked right back outside, stuck her hands into the mud, then came back into the back bathroom and said "Molly...hands!"
Molly knows all of the major colors. All day long she'll identify objects by their color. It's pretty cute. She's also getting to know her letters a little better. Her favorite letters are of course M, O, L and Y. She loves to read books and will often point out the letters she knows from the page.
Most know that Molly is quite a picky eater...when it comes to sweets and sugar. She will not eat cake, brownies, or cupcakes. She's actually starting to eat cookies now, though. Is that something to be proud of? When I was trying to figure out what to do for her birthday cake this year, I was sitting with her at the computer pointing out the different shaped cake pans. I showed her Elmo, and Barbie and a couple of other ones, and said, "Molly, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?" She looked at me and said "No cake!" Too bad, Molly, you'll be getting a cake, but you don't have to eat it.
I can't believe how fast the last two years have gone. I feel so blessed to be the mother of such a precious little girl. I love you, Molly!!
PS: An Elmo update - Molly is getting a little better with the whole Elmo thing. She's not completely terrified of him anymore, but I don't think she is quite the fan she used to be. We've worked with her so that whenever she saw anything Elmo (because he's everywhere! you can't really avoid him!) we would say "Look, Molly, his eyes are all better." Whenever she sees him now she'll tell us "Elmo all better". It seems like she won't be permanently scared from this experience.