Monday, February 21, 2011

Mommy and Me: All About Caitlin

I love the look on her face in this one. We were *trying* to take pictures for our St. Patrick's Day cards, but Caitlin had other ideas. She is such a character these days. I haven't done a post about the things Caitlin is up to these days, so last night the Irishman and I made a list of our favorite "Caitlin-isms"

* It is no secret that Caitlin loves her food. She lets you know by saying, "Mmmmm!" as she digs into her favorite snacks. She also adds an "Mmmm!" after she drinks her pretend tea during a tea party.

* Speaking of food, her current favorites are bananas and applesauce. She knows how to say "Nana" and she will point to them and repeat the word until she gets one. As for the applesauce, anytime the fridge is open she pulls out the entire package and begins to beg. You would think we never feed the child!

* She also loves her carbs. Her new favorite treat is a croissant from Costco. (Though any bread will do...) The Irishman wouldn't get into the back seat with her the other day until he'd finished his croissant because he was afraid she would try to steal that one, too.

* Caitlin LOVES to dance. They have music time at school every day and her teachers tell us that she can really boogie. We're not sure where she gets that from!

* My mom sent her a dog that sings, "Who Let the Dogs Out." The accompanying boogie is adorable. She has also learned to turn it on and off by herself.

*While she loves the dog, her favorite song is "Elmo's Song." We still watch no TV with her, but she does watch and dance along with the "Elmo's Song" You Tube clip multiple times a day. She knows the opening notes and her face lights up right away. We are trying to expand her musical horizons a little with a Pandora station called (you might have guessed) "Elmo's Song"

*Other recently acquired skills: She is learning to make us nervous climb up and down the stairs. Last week she discovered how to twirl in circles. It is her new favorite dance move, but it often ends with a dizzy toddler on the floor!

* I mentioned on Facebook that Caitlin has a new habit of hugging random women. It has happened a couple of times now when we are out in public. She usually picks young moms. I'm right there with her, so no...she does not think it is me. She just walks up to them and gives them a hug. Thankfully everyone she's picked so far has reacted well...

* She knows when she is on show. We were at the bank yesterday and she twirled through the lobby waving at everyone. She waves at the people coming and going out the back door during Mass. She is a little social butterfly!

* She has not started with the dreaded, "No!" yet, but it is coming. She will shake her head and push away something if she doesn't feel like it. Unfortunately right now that is her toothbrush she is pushing away! Silly girl!

* She LOVES bubbles, though she has more interest in the process than the bubbles themselves. She knows that you dip the wand and then blow. She spends most of her time trying to dip the wand, spilling, and then splashing her hands in the bubble solution. Last week she picked up the bottle of bubbles and said, "Mama, (Insert blowing sounds here)" I am considering that her first almost sentence. There is a noun and an almost verb, right?

Okay, so this very long post about Caitlin I've written is really mostly for our own memories and for the family who only get bits and pieces of it through phone conversations. She is growing up so fast! Everytime we blink she is up to something new!


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sHeNgKaY said...

the winking baby!

happy MMM!

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Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Stopping by from Mommy & Me MOnday. Cute photo.

Big Mama Cass said...

Ha! That face is too adorable!! Fantastic shot! :)

Elaine A. said...

I can't help but think about what my Katelyn is doing since they are pretty close in age! :) (she's also all about shaking her head for "no"...)

Sounds like you have a little performer on your hands there!

Love your photo together.

@InTheKitchenKP said...

I love the Caitlinisms. I think I just may have to list some for my own 2yo wild boy. :-)

darcie said...

Looks like you are going to have your hands full soon!

inday_adin said...

Awe! Look at that face of your's little Caitlin. hehehe... :) Look so precious! Someone is really growing up so fast. :)

Adin B

DadEngrMommmyLES said...

i can imagine the laughter and joy she brings you and your hubby. it is always nice to have a little baby around the house :) smart little girl!
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chubskulit said...

Precious moment captured on lens.

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Krystyn said...

So cute.

And, it's always good to record everything so you don't forget. Especially after #2 comes along.