The following is an ode to my beautiful not-so-baby girl.... can't get enough of her, and need to get a few tidbits down on paper.
This beautiful sweet pea is almost 16 months old, and I can't even imagine where the time as gone, or even when or how she has gotten so big!!! She is the light of my life and at the same time drives me absolutely crazy somedays!!! (you all know EXACTLY what I mean)
First of all- SHE HAS ATTITUDE!!!! Yes this little girl is completely full of it!!! She has a mind of her own!!! She is a talking machine and can say so many things. Sometimes she will suprise us by saying exactly what we are saying, so very clearly- makes you wonder how much she really can say but chooses not to. Of course she has picked up on the wonderful word "NO"- and uses it quite frequently. She can say Mommy, Daddy, Nana, Papa, Coco, Colby, Teegan (both cousins of hers), milk, binkie, book, bug, butterfly, he-he (horse) puppy, kitty, sucker, candy, grape, apple, cheese, movie, piggie, rat, (i'll explain later) spider, bye-bye, hi, boo, bite, snack, thank you, .... I am absolutely sure that I am missing many things, but for the moment that is all that I can think of.
Tenley is currently obsessed with the movie Charlotte's Web- explaining the words piggie, rat, and spider.
Also, she loves to sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and knows the hand motions to it. She loves patty cake, and also "This little piggie".
She is into absolutely everything. Living in this trailer, it feels like it is always a mess. I pick up one thing just to find her into another :-) Joys of motherhood!!! She loves to "help" me wash the dishes and cook dinner- or whatever meal it is that I am preparing.
Whenever we sit down for a meal at the table, she will fold her arms to get ready to pray- CUTEST THING EVER!!!! When her daddy gets home from work at night, she gets so excited she doesn't know what to do with herself. She runs toward him, then runs away laughing, then comes back and dances in front of him- it is so adorable. Speaking of dancing- Tenley is a very distinguished dancer. She can shake it like no tomorrow and it is so dang cute!!!
Right now, Tenley is still napping twice a day, once around 10:30 and once around 3:30. She is pretty to the minute on her schedule!!!
Mostly, I just love her dearly. She is such a joy to be around, and is always making me laugh. Can't believe how fast time flys, it is definitely bittersweet... sad to think that she was just a tiny baby, but exciting to see what else she is going to be able to do, and the amazing woman that she will someday grow into!!!