Our sweet little one is talking like crazy! Her language skills have exponentially grown in the last month. She speaks in complete sentences. She can very clearly express her needs. She has great manners--saying thank you without prompting and working on "yes ma'am" and "yes sir." She knows our names, even calling me Jenny the other day! She knows the "real" names of many of her loved ones--Mama, Daddy, Ga Ga, Mom Mom, Bobby (though she refuses to say Debbie!), Nana, Papa Jim (not a hard one there!). She likes to go through the lists of all her family and talk about their relationships to her.
It's amazing to me to watch her grow in this way. I love this little girl so very much. She is a treasure every day. She brings us more joy than I could have ever imagined, and I'm so lucky to have her in my life.
Our nights are filled with fun and laughter. Some things Maggie is currently into:
**Wiggles!! Her love for Dora the Explorer has been replaced by four grown Australians. She is obsessed with the Wiggles and watches every day.
**Pigtails! She requests "piggie tails" every morning for her hairstyle. And then she prances in front of the mirror to show off her great do.
**Princesses. Maggie loves to dress up. We play "Princess Maggie" every night. Her favorites are Belle and Snow White, or BelleSnowWhite in our household. She has them as small figurines, Barbies, and baby dolls. She likes to carry all of them together and take them with her places.
**Her "Sparkle Shoes"--with two different colors to choose from, Maggie is rarely without a pair of glitter ballet flats on her feet. She wears a school uniform everyday (it's so cute!!), so I let her choose her shoes. Hot pink sparkle shoes are usually the pick of choice, though I can convince her to go red that match her uniform at least once or twice a week.
And more than anything else right now...
**Her Daddy!!! She told me the other day when I went to get her in the morning, "No, I don't want you. I want my DADDY!!" She turns to me every day and tells me tht Daddy needs to do whatever it is she is wanting. She squeals with delight at the very sight of him. She snuggles up to him every night, nestled in his arms. She refuses kisses and love from me, but welcomes him whole heartedly. What a Daddy's Girl!
She points out to us on a daily basis that she is NOT a baby--she's a girl. A HOT Girl.