Little Unforgettables

Warning: I have a feeling this about to be one heck of a long post, and even though i am not going out of my way to try and make up for lost time, I do apologize in advance.

First of all : What I haven’t blogged about in recent days:
-David graduating from Volunteer Fire Academy
-Our 4th Anniversary
-David’s Birthday
-My Grandpa Bill leaving us for heaven
-Several trips to ID to be with family
and those were just a few of the *big* events
 
  So skipping over all that simply because it’s too overwhelming to try and go back and recount it all. We have had a beautiful and at times difficult last month and a half. Annabelle is now 16 Months and it just hit me the other day that she has become more toddler than baby. I suppose if I wasn’t loving this age so much, I would probably be a little bittersweet to see her sweet baby-ness come to an end, but so far I am not, because the older she gets the more fun we have. I’d like to make it my goal, including the terrible twos, teenage years and all, to keep it that way. Just trying to focus on living each and every day to the fullest. And enjoying and making the most of each stage of life since you only get to be whatever age you are, once right?
  She changes so quickly and is picking up on so much. I’ve just got to jot some of my favorite little things about her right now down that I know I’ll forget if I don’t.
  She’s been walking around almost exculsively in bare feet, and on tippy-toes. Which brings me added delight because of the little nick-name we gave her before she was born, Twinkletoes. And it’s a good thing that it fits her so perfectly now too, since I still call her that.
  She has turned into a little bookworm. "Booh", she calls them And she’ll either sit and read happily to herself, preferring her book to be upside down of course. Or will sit in our laps and listen to story after story, as long as it doesn’t take to long to get from one page to the next. And I am so pleased because up until recently she hasn’t had the time or patience for books. Now she can’t seem get enough of them.
  Mama seems to be her new favorite word… Over and over she says it. And she says it like she is asking a question. "Mama?" And yes, it melts my heart every single time.
  She has taken to what I started to refer to as "MUUAH-ing" things. I’ll hear her sweet voice coming from her car seat or stroller, as she leans forward and puckers up her rosy little lips,
" mama, muah!" Or on coming across the picture of the baby in a book. She’ll lean over to kiss it and out comes this great big "muuah!" Then there’s the stuffed animal she carries around, stopping frequently to "muuah" it. She even wanted to "muuah" a little earthworm that we came across, while digging around in the flowers the other day.
  You may not have heard this before but noses, like the buttons on your telephone, are for beeping. She says " meep " and considers it a fine social grace to go around the room, until everyone’s nose has been properly "meeped."
  Her mommy likes pull her around the yard in her little red radio flyer wagon, watering a little here weeding a little there, or picking flowers and her Daddy likes to give her rides in the wheel-barrow or up high on his shoulders…she loves it, holds on tight and shouts, "wheee!"
  Using her chubby little finger point out even the tiniest little bug ( to which she makes this funny little " gggaah" sound in the back of her throat ), or the smallest speck of an airplane in the sky. Unlike her Mommy, this girl, does not miss a thing, ever. We can be in the middle of something and she’ll notice if a dog barks, 4 houses down.
  It thrills her like nothing else to be chased. I know the game is on when she looks at me over her shoulder at with a rather wild little gleam in her eye and then takes off like the dickens. So I chase her around the yard. I chase her around the house. Always rewarded by a highly contagious string of squeals and giggles.
  It cracks me up how all of a sudden when we are out she’ll pipe up with a "bye-bye" and then waves, deciding it’s time to head for home.
Here is a sampling her latest very funny and growing vocabulary. I’m not sure why and it’s awfully cute, but she says a lot of things twice.
peas-peas for please
dog-dog
pat-pat
num-nums
broom-broom (car)
moo-moo (cow)
neigh-neigh (horse)
duck-duck
Jesus
Bible
kitty (beow)
cheese
thank you (tane-choo)
bubbles
bath
flower
hot-dog
pretty
eye
nose
ear
jammies
yeah
uh-oh
okay (o-tay)
oww ( for owwie)
and bleh which must come from when I say " no, no that’s icky "BLEH!"

 

She has been into eating all sorts of summer fruit and so far has had and likes fresh, which I am so happy for cause we all know how picky they can be:
Watermelon
Strawberries
Cherries
Blueberries
and Raspberries
{ which she tasted for the first time and was literally scarffing down as many as she could fit in her mouth, as fast as she possibly could just last night at dinner }
And I can hardly wait for our blackberries to ripen up… I can just see her out there on tippy-toes, stuffing in berries, then grinning all pleased and purpley-mouthed.

  So Annabelle Mommy just wants you to know you make everyday of our life brighter, extra sweet, super funny, precious and such a joy!

I don’t know how it is possible to love you any more than I do at this exact moment but somehow every day as you grow a little bit bigger you also becomes a little bit dearer to your daddy and I.
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19 Comments to “Little Unforgettables”

  1. AWWW how SWEET! We miss you! Soooo glad to see you are HOME and everything is back to NORMAL! That little doll loves her rutien (oh good grief……my spelling mind has left me today, sure hope it decieds comes back soon! lol)!
    I love you, enjoy having a fun week-end!
    MUAH!
    ~Aminta

  2. That is soooo cute! She is growing so fast! Madison just said her first word yesterday, "baby" well, besides the mama and dada. I\’m not surprised really, I call her baby all the time. 😉

  3. I think because our girls are the same age we seem to be going through so much of the same stuff.  Lilla\’s vocab list is very similiar.  Her favorite word is always Mommy but she is also enjoying saying Daddy these days.  She also says Amy quite a bit as my niece taught her that one! 🙂
     
    I am trying to enjoy this age too.  There are things that I miss about the baby phase, but this is so much fun because she is really communicating with me.  What a great way to spend my life! 🙂
     
    Take care,
    Amy

  4. You are absolutely right to enjoy every moment!!!  Savor every sweet second because you never know what tomorrow brings and my goodness does time ever fly.  Thank you for sharing your days – you reminded me how precious every moment is .. our youngest is four and today he found a black and white feather and before he had a chance to think about it, in the sweetest voice ever he said "look I found a feather, I think it came from a cow".  We got a few chuckles before he realized his faux pax,   those are the moments that don\’t come around twice.. Thanks for the reminder, gotta go hug some little ones!!!!

  5. that is so sweet Chelle, she really reminds me of my own little Noah, how cute they are when they get to that stage and it only gets better. She is really growing and getting cuter with every picture you post. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer tippy-toes and mouths full of black berries
    Lots of Love
    Jacy

  6. that is so sweet Chelle, she really reminds me of my own little Noah, how cute they are when they get to that stage and it only gets better. She is really growing and getting cuter with every picture you post. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer tippy-toes and mouths full of black berries
    Lots of Love
    Jacy

  7. I love, love, love the pictures and the updates on sweet Annabelle.  Take good care of yourself.Sarah  🙂

  8. Sending my congratulations & condolences in turn; sounds like you all have had an eventful few weeks.
    Reading this post brought back memories of my own sweet baby- now looking down at me from his 4 inch height advantage- & sent me to the photos I have of those days.
    Hope you all are enjoying some pleasant summer weather & have a wonderful 4th of July!

  9. Sending my congratulations & condolences in turn; sounds like you all have had an eventful few weeks.
    Reading this post brought back memories of my own sweet baby- now looking down at me from his 4 inch height advantage- & sent me to the photos I have of those days.
    Hope you all are enjoying some pleasant summer weather & have a wonderful 4th of July!

  10. Sending my congratulations & condolences in turn; sounds like you all have had an eventful few weeks.
    Reading this post brought back memories of my own sweet baby- now looking down at me from his 4 inch height advantage- & sent me to the photos I have of those days.
    Hope you all are enjoying some pleasant summer weather & have a wonderful 4th of July!

  11. Those big blue eyes are still so adorable! If you weren\’t so far away, we could fix her and my grandson Devon up! LOL. They both have the most handsome eyes. I\’m glad you are enjoying your summer, and believe me I know how crazy things can get. I had two Aunts pass away last week just 2 days apart, out of town of course.
     
    Talk to you later… Hugs!
    Laura

  12. The video is SOOO cute. Thanks for sharing about all of little Annabelle\’s latest adventures and discoveries. My little Soraya is right behind her. She is 14 months old now. She doesn\’t have as wide a vocabulary…but she does know \’mammeeee\’ – the length of the \’eeee\’s\’ depends on the level of desperation. It warms my heart to hear her say it.Enjoy every moment!

  13. Like you, I just can\’t believe how quickly they grow up. Charis it 2 now and so much the todller, running, jumping, climbing, and otherwise stirring up trouble (but in a fun, way).  The gowing vocabulary and facial/body expressions remind us they are only little for so long! Thankfully for us, we get to start all over again in november with a little brother for her, but I hear the second one seems to grow up even faster! How is that possible?
     
    Enjoy that adorable little one and keep snapping those pictures! Charis and I will be back!

  14. How delightful. You always remind me to be thankful and how to enjoy every piece of my job as a mommy and wife.
    You are such a blessing.
     
    Melody

  15. Hello!  I hope that your summer continues to go well.  We move into our new house tomorrow…so excited and I hope to have a garden much like yours started by next summer.  Can you recommend any good books or do you have any good advice or favorite plants and flowers?  I know you love roses, are there others that you are crazy about?  Big Hug,Sarah  🙂

  16.  HI!!! Just was missing you and thought I\’d leave a note telling you so!
    MUAH MUAH MUAH!
    Min

  17. I saw you peep in, hope all is well!
    Your cutie pie Annabelle is just such a sweetie.
     
    Hugs to you
    G

  18. Hey where have you gone?! I miss your updates on your sweet Annabelle!! Hope all is well with you three.
     
    Hugs to all
    G  

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