Tuesday, October 11, 2011

now maggie ...



Just a few 17-month-old Maggie tidbits I don't want to forget ... 


Warning: This mother of a post is mostly for my memory (and for grandparents). Feel free to skim or skip if it's not your cup of blog. :)


1. Margaret is never not talking. She parrots everything we say — including our tones. Why say "hi" when you can say, "hiiiiiiiii!" in varying pitch?


2. This girl has got dance moves beating out of her bones. And her preferred style? Raised eyebrows (my fav), a bopping head and a dramatic bounce from foot to foot. 


3. She calls her Aunti Kara "Waka." It's adorable, but also odd, considering this is the girl who perfectly pronounces words like "patience" and "broccoli." (Does my sly broccoli reference make me sound like a super healthy mom? Ha!)


4. Speaking of patience, she hasn't quite grasped the concept yet. She says "patience" when she knows she needs to wait for things, but it's usually followed by an annoyed "arghh!"


5. In addition to the "Backyardigans," Mags is obsessed with the cartoon "Super Why!" She regularly hands me the remote and says, "Remote! Why! Please!" 



6. Anytime I open the fridge, she sprints to it, opens the drawer and says, "Orange! Peel it! Orange! Peel it!"


7. She kisses my belly regularly and says "Hi, sis." She also regularly kisses her dad's belly to say hello to her sister. We're working on this.


8. We got her a "Leaptop," and every time she picks it up she says, "e-mail, e-mail!" 


9. She loves to push around the cute baby stroller her Grandma Stewart got her. However, she typically likes to take out her baby doll, throw her on the ground, and then stroll sans baby. (We're working on this, too, little sis.)


10. Margaret goes up to things she KNOWS she's not supposed to touch and says, "Don't touch. Mommy's!" She of course does this with a smirk WHILST touching it. Stinker.



11. Maggie still loves sleep. When we put her to bed, she tells us, "Bye! Night night! Love you!" She has essentially ruined us for our other children. Our expectations for sleeping babies are pretty much ridiculous. 


12. She FINALLY goes to nursery in two weeks. Our angelic child can be a downright terror at church, and nursery will be the glorious answer to all of our prayers (including Maggie's).


13. In what may be Adam's proudest moment as a father, Maggie lays down, fake snores and then spontaneously pops up and says, "Wake up!"


14. Maggie learned how to go down the stairs solo a couple months ago, and when she was learning we gave her words of encouragement. As a result, she now goes down the stairs telling herself, "Turn around. Good job. Good Girl. Focus. Great!"


15. We spell out her name, at the end of which she throws up her hands and squeals "Maggie!" She also helps us spell it (we alternate letters), although much of the time she gets lazy and goes straight to, "I ... E ... Maggie!" (And then proceeds to clap for herself, obviously.)


16. Maggie's obsessed with iPhones and iPads. Her favorite activities? Scrolling through the home screen, watching "Backyardigans" on the Netflix app, roll calling the picture album, and constantly viewing one of Kelly Clarkson's music videos (girl's got taste). 


17. My baby is a full-fledged kid now. What the what?

14 comments:

Amander said...

She IS a full fledged kid now! Love those cute boots :)

Julie Standley said...

What a cutie!! I LOVE her boots and striped shirt.

Great post Bri!

Craig and Carol said...

I loved every word and picture in this adorable post of our adorable Maggie! She is indeed growing up...a fact which will be even more obvious when little sis arrives in not too many weeks. You will be so glad you journaled all these thoughts as the day may come when (like me) you might have a hard time remembering which child had which cute (or annoying) behavior.
Good job, mom, on raising a super happy and super healthy (broccoli and oranges) baby girl!

Kara said...

Waka looooves her!

CassiLou said...

Awww. Too cute! All of it! Even throwing baby doll on the floor. She sounds like she is smart as a whip, just like her Mama!

Kim & Clay said...

I loved reading about all of the cute things Maggie does, even though I'm not a grandma. :)

We need another playdate soon!

Erin said...

I love her so much I can't stand it. (except I totally will.)

Diane said...

Oh, how I love this little one. Miss Margaret Diane is playful, smart and a total delight. What a darling post Bri! The pictures of Maggie are perfect!

Kelly said...

She is so wonderful! Love to see her parading around the yard all "big-girl" like. She will love having a sister so close in age. Glad to read all the fun things she is currently doing.

ty and megs said...

love that darling spunky girl. have i mentioned how much i wish we lived closer so our girls could be together as they grew up!?

Stewarts said...

What an awesome post! Way to go Bri! Maggie is such a sweet girl...reminds a lot of Kate! We can hardly wait to meet little Stewart girl number 2! We sure love you guys!

Jill said...

Oh, that precious girl!

Drew and Michelle said...

she IS adorable! excited to see you in a couple of weeks!

Heidelweiss said...

She really is the cutest thing.