Well we are on the last leg of this flight and it feels like we've traveled at supersonic speed. One month from now she will be landing on Twoville. The past year has been filled with so much growth for her and I can feel the emotional rollercoaster coming on as I start to reflect on it all.
Hip Hip Hooray for undies!!!!!
Her caring and concerned side can also be seen with her love for people and animals. The moment she hears Henry crying she runs to see if he's ok. The sight of any animal, breathing air or statue made of stone, tugs at her heart strings and sends that little voice into a high pitched "awwwww" followed by an air kiss. She is not shy about showing affection and her unsolicited hugs, kisses, or playful smiles are a welcome and familiar sight. I love how easily she warms up to others. She can meet someone for the first time and still want to give them a hug upon departure; I think it shows how comfortable she is being her. How wonderful it would be if she could always stay that way, loving who she is and standing firm and proud on that ground.
She has taken on a huge interest in singing and performing lately. No longer singing back up for Henry, she is happily standing on her stage or dancing around the house with a "microphone" belting out her favorites Jesus Loves Me and Jesus I Come. So, so, sweet.
At 23 months it is getting hard to pin point my favorite Mallie Lynnisms. She is speaking in full sentences and especially when repeating after Henry. Sometimes she tries to parrot him so much she goes a full two minutes of repeating word after word, ( in her own way). Some highlights of late:
Mahi Mahi - "mommy mommy"
running and racing you can be sure you'll here or say "I beat you!" at the end
"Watching Watching" - when she wants us to watch her do anything
"I like yo shiurt" , "I like yo nose" - compliments handed out by our sweet girl.
"Yaaaaa hoooo!" Exclaimed the day we picked up Henry from his first day of school and has since been used to exclaim excitement ever since.