Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stella, star girl

It's been a while since I've updated about little miss star girl. She is now 18 months old and turning into a full-blown toddler. The girl has a larger vocabulary at this point than we imagined she would. She says: momma, daddy, Cole, Emma, Teddy, bunny, monkey, ice, juice, milk, ew gross, pee, dog poop, night night, hi, bye bye, eat, apple, go, car, play, and many other words. When we're at the park, she climbs to the highest place and beams down at mom, and she sits patiently at the top of the slide for momma to take her hand to assist her down. "Ready? Go!" she says. "Weee!" She loves drinks of mom's tea and can't resist sticking her hands in to grab the ice.

She likes to dance to the Fresh Beat Band and every other tune she hears; the girl has rhythm and likes to bounce her booty. Stella Bella is my Gracie Face. She loves to play peek-a-boo and runs when you tell her to come for a diaper change. She's stealthy, mischievious, adorable, sneaky, and fast. She poses for the camera and loves to try her shoes on and walk around the house. Her little voice might be my favorite thing about her. She calls Peppa Pig "Peepa," and it melts my heart every time.

For a mom who cried at the sonogram revealing a girl, I've turned very easily into a softie of a momma's girl. Our connection is unlike anything else, and she has the best parts of me. Independent, friendly, social, energetic, adventurous. She loves to cuddle and give Eskimo kisses, and she leans in for smooches a lot. This week big brother has been away for Vacation Bible School with grandma, so it gave the girls a chance to hang together. We both loved the time.. Me, maybe more than she did. I think she missed Cole. My face hurts from smiling so much the past few days. Everything she does makes me burst.

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