Miss AIK is now 15 1/2 months old and independently active. She quietly moves about the house but is always on the go, most often trying to keep up with her sister.
She loves playing in the pretend kitchen with the play food along with the many babies and stuffed animals that Miss E and she mother together. A jabbers away and says ten plus words very clear and then there are another twenty that we know what they are. Her favorites words are: “Mommy”, “Daddy”, “Buh Bye”, “Nuk”, “Nigh Nigh” (for bedtime), “Ozzie” (for daycare’s dog), “Guck” (for stuck…anytime she can’t get where she wants to be), “All done”, “Baby” and “Book”.
The girls think playing in my vehicle is great fun. I remember playing house in my mom’s old Dodge Colt (with my side kick Sara) so I completely understand this new found play area for the girls.
Yesterday morning we had cleaned out my vehicle, attempting to remove the layers of Cheerios and crackers under the car seats and I was also emptying out the back seat of groceries we had just purchased. Nathan and Hunter were out pheasant hunting on another beautiful day. As I walked past the vehicle I noticed A, stopped and looking intently into the front seat where her sister was pretend driving.
Oh but E was no longer pretend driving.
She wasn’t pretend applying lipstick either.
She was getting ready for a big day with big time lipstick.
“I am just like you, Mama!”
Upon further analysis, Miss E looked at herself again and said, “I yook yike Santa Claus!”
I hope I don’t look like Santa Claus. But either way…she was stunningly happy.
And how could I not smile at that face? With soap and water we washed it right off as Miss E said “I yove yipstick, Mama.”