Saturday, September 10, 2011
I'll Always Remember
I'll always remember the summer my baby became a toddler.
The summer she started saying "Apple Dada" for applesauce, apples, bananas, and any fruit resembling these.
I'll always remember the summer our baby took her first steps. And at the end, when she got her first pair of big girls shoes.
I'll always remember the summer she learned to do "kick kick kick" in the pool, and fell in love with the water.
The summer she started giving kisses without any prompting, and giving huggies in the morning.
I'll always remember the summer she starting saying "Nigh-Night" and laying down on her soft Kitty.
I'll always remember the summer she started making shopping an exciting and hilarious adventure, as she engaged every human being in conversation.
I'll always remember the summer we visited Daddy at work, and watching both their faces light up every time.
The summer she started associating the sound of a lawn mower or weed whacker with Daddy, pointing in the direction of the sound and yelling "DA-DEE! DA-DEE!" no matter where we were.
I'll never forget the summer she was a flower girl, and said "HI" over and over while her auntie said, "I do."
I'll always remember the summer that hubby would say, "Go see Mama." and she would toddle over with a giant smile and "Hah Mamaaaa!" and fall into me.
I'll always remember the summer her hair was golden, and curled at the bottom of her neck more every day.
I'll always remember the summer she started saying "Ew."
I'll always remember the summer she found her tiny voice, her tiny steps, and her not-so-tiny personality.
I'll always remember the summer she waved at every truck that passed, thinking it was Daddy.
I'll always remember the summer she would point to her own belly, and said "HI BABY!". She knew there was one in Mama's belly, so doesn't everyone have one in there?
I'll always remember the summer she gave us the gift of laughter every single day.
I'll always remember the summer we gave her the gift of a sibling.
I'll always remember this summer. The summer with our little angel of a toddler, bouncing around happily everywhere we went. Our last summer as a little family of three. Soon I won't remember what it was like to be a family of three - what life was like before our new baby. But then again...I think I'll always remember.