If you aren't me, or a grandparent, this mega-post may be a bit much. I just want to remember some things about Merit, the 13-month-old, and I'm turning out to be a better blogger than baby-booker. Some of my favorite things about her right now are:
~She says "Hiiii" to everyone. Last night we were eating at a restaurant and sat close to the door. You would have thought she had been hired as their greeter.
~She points to her eyes (well, the general vicinity) and says "eyyye?"
~When I was little, I can remember really wanting to whistle, so finally, I just started faking it by making an "O" with my lips and doing a high-pitch scream thing. I fooled everyone, I'm sure. Merit does the same kind of thing when she snaps. She makes a snap motion in the air while simultaneously making a clicking noise with her tongue. See?
~I will be a little sad when she is no longer in the "learning to walk" phase. She either holds her little hands in front of her, palms facing out, or she has her arms going in all directions, I guess to keep her balance. Oh, my goodness, so cute. Here is a little video of some Merit walking. Oh, and some Kevan caterpillar-showing. And some Kevan swinging.
~She likes to carry around her babies and stuffed animals, and I like for her to do so, because it keeps me smiling. She frequently stops to give them a good hug and kiss.
~She loves to dance and slap her knee when any kind of music is on.
~Wheels on the Bus is a fave at the moment. She likes to do the wheel motion and "shush, shush, shush" with the mama on the bus.
~She's a talker and can carry a great phone conversation. Talking to her Nina...
~Peekaboo is always funny. So is her daddy.
Some favorite pics from the past month or so...