c is officially in size 4t footy aj’s [c slang for pj's]. the 3t’s were too short in the arms and her little toes were all curled under.
c: mama those aj’s are for a baby [pointing to her old ones...]
m: are you a baby?
c: no! i a big gurl!
SIGH. she let’s me know at least 3 times a day that she isn’t a baby, except when she wants to snuggle and she climbs into my lap and declares “mama I a baby, snuggle me?”
april was a blur and so was may, JUNE IS HERE, can you say HOW?
we spent the beginning of the may in san diego visiting my brother and his family. it was so fun! cordelia loved playing with izzy and alex. it was so fun to see them together. the last time we had been together was last year when rowen was born. cordelia followed them both around constantly and LOVED it. she even told me she wanted to stay there and live with them LOL. i had izzy convinced that cordelia was staying… “cordelia staying with us!” sorry babe, but we will be back soon now that you are finally our west coast neighbors.
cordelia is huge. she is talking up a storm and she says the most hilarious things ever. the other day i was trying to tell her how to drive her barbie jeep and she stopped looked at me and said “mama you drivin me NUTS!” i of course bursted into laughter and made her say it over and over again, because that’s what you do in that situation haha.
she also has been saying that she is “super cordelia” lately. she will run into the room and exclaim “i super cordelia! super cordelia saves the day!!!!” when asked what her super power is she says “i zoom!! i zoom to the moon!!!!”
this child sings, constantly. we were sitting outside and she started singing a song about “ouchies” keith and i sat and listened quietly, careful to not interrupt the magic that was unraveeling before us. “don’t wanna get an ouchie, because ouchies are bad and your blankie doesn’t wana get an ouchie, and dad doesn’t wanna get an ouchie and I don’t wanna get an ouchie and mammas boobies don’t wanna get an ouchie [after which i lost it and erupted into laughter egging her on even more] and you don’t wanna use a bandaid, because bandaids make it worse!” it went on and on.
she has been riding her strider bike a lot more lately. keith has her convinced that she has to practice so she can go to the “race track”. apparently, he needs a racing buddy. LOL. regardless, she seems to love it and is so proud of herself. last night they were riding their bikes and she said “mama i goin to the PARK!!”
she reads a ton lately too. it isn’t too uncommon for me to find her in her playhouse, playroom or her room quietly reading to her “friends”. she has a lot of the books that we read memorized so it’s pretty cool to hear her “read.”
c’s babydolls mean even more to her now then in recent months. she cares for them like they are real. she loves them so much. it is so sweet to see how gentle and kind she is with them, except when they are in timeout. “No, we don’t hit our friends! You gettin a timeout!” The other day she had like 10 of her stuffed animals and babies in timeout for like hours. it was hilarious.
mama [and] dada you my best friends. sweetness just oozes out of this child and we are truly captivated by her unconditional love, humor and sweetness.
how did we get so lucky?