I haven’t done an update post on Bean in quite some time and I wanted to document a few things that I just want to remember about her right now.
Mostly it has to do with speech mannerisms and how she says things in her little Bean way.
-How she says her name with a ‘W’ sound where there should be an ‘L’
-How when she is doing something that she isn’t supposed to and feeling especially honery she will say her name the exact way I say it when I say her name when she is in trouble with the tone and everything matched perfectly.
-How she says “fink” instead of “think”. How when she wants something she’ll some times make it seem like it is something her brother is wanting. “Fink [Sprout] wants a smoovie (smoothie), Mama.”
-How she says she wants to do something not by saying, “I want to do ____?” or “Can we do ______?” but rather, “Should we listen to music?” or “Should we fold laundry?” (that’s one of my favorites that she says), or “Should we get out the stroller?” or “Guys want to go outside and play in the garden?”
-How she is a bit of a know-it-all right now and how she has picked up on my mannerism of using the word actually a lot. And the attidue. Oh the attitude. “That’s the doctor’s office. No, it’s a tall building, actually. No, actually, it’s a big ship.” (Everything that is really tall is a big ship since we went to my sister’s deployment). “When we get to church we’re going to go straight to the bathroom and try to use the potty.” “No, actually, I can’t go Mama.” “No, actually you can go and try to use the potty when we get there.” “Um, no.”
-How she says stuff like this all the time: “Today, I’m going to go to Target by myself and get some jelly beans and pay for them and then I’m going to go to Whole Foods.” Guess you can tell where we do a lot of shopping…
So I took some pictures this morning trying to capture the attitude that spills out of her when she is talking.
I have more pictures from the last few months, but these pretty much capture so much of who she is right now. It is frustrating and funny and annoying and like a big mirror in my face all day long and so many other things all at once. I love it, when I’m really honest with myself. It’s fun watching her turn into the little person she is becoming.
My hair is all kinds of awesome today. I put it in sponge rollers last night to get it ready for my costume party tonight. Sponge rollers have never worked for be before, but they sure did this time!
So awesome, in fact, that a lady in the grocery store actually felt compelled enough to stop me to make a comment,
“Oh honey, you know they make stuff now for people with hair like yours. You don’t have to suffer anymore.”
I laughed until I cried when I got out to the parking lot.
Last night at Bible study Bean made herself a pair of glasses like Mama wears with a pipe cleaner. I kind of helped her reform them into a more glasses like shape. She found them this morning and was being goofy with them again.
As I right this, you have been sent to bed early for being generally bratty and refusing to even try anything on your dinner plate besides a small piece of gluten-free bread.
It’s just been one of those days. We have a lot of them lately.
There are also lots of fun days and new discoveries. Today you started naming animals by their actual names instead of the sound they make.
You love being outside and doing the garden with me. Every morning when I open up the blinds you ask to go outside. Most of the time I consent. These are days filled with dirt in your hair and under your finger nails along with a healthy layer of it on your clothes and sometimes on me as well.
I love how affectionate you have been lately and even the bit of clinginess you have exhibited during your current stranger-danger phase that you are in. You give lots of hugs and kisses when we ask for them. You also give them to all your babies and stuffed animals and your “Bubba”. You love to sit on our laps and have even started cuddling in the morning before I’m completely up.
Despite your fears when it comes to most adults, you have lots of little buddies that you talk about all the time. There’s Will, your eldest cousin, cousin Avory, and Emma so far. Will happens to be your current favorite, you guys gave me some pretty sweet Beatles concerts the last couple weeks.
You are and always will be my sweet baby girl, even on days like today where you throw a fit at dinner.
Bean 15-16 weeks:
At this point she started rolling over and could sit up in the Boppy. She was also starting to notice her toys and play with them.
Sprout 15-16 weeks:
So far he doesn’t do any of that stuff, but he did get his first tooth in…
We went to the Scandinavian Festival at Cal Lutheran University today. Lots of fun and good food.
Sprout (and Mommy) slept for seven hours straight last night. It was glorious and I feel amazing. So this is a very happy Friday indeed.
I am seriously spoiled when it comes to photographers by my friend John.
The day I went out to take some photos for Sprout’s one-month-aversary, John met me out there and snapped a few too. While my photos turned out pretty good, John got there when the lighting was INSANELY awesome and grabbed these:
In short, if you are in need of a photographer, contact John. The end.
I call this one “Whip it”:
And I think she kind of looks like a Shriner in this one: