the THIRD Annual Margaretpalooza


Thursday, June 28, 2012


You and I have started going on walks at night. I try to get out there at least 3 times a week for at least 1.5miles. Some nights I go as far as 2!

Some nights I just walk, others there's some jogging and running involved, but whatever the cruising speed is, when I start out all I hear from you is "GO! GO! GO! GO!" Sometimes when I speed up from a walk to a jog or run you let out a "Weeeee" other times you look up and me and smile while you try to immitate my heavy breathing. I usually have to slow to a walk or stop at that point becuase I can't laugh, steer and run all at the same time. Or so I've learned.

Monday, June 25, 2012

22 Months

Never did I ever imagine how your imitation of my speech could impact me.

Today was a big day for you. You said "doggie," hissed like snake and tried to repeat a WHOLE phrase!

We went to the zoo for their members only night. You were SO EXCITED to go. We went right for the train because the line for that tends to get very long. Your excitement tapered off when I tried to sit you across from me rather than on my lap. You spent the entire ride saying "weee" and "wow," which I've come to expect; when we got off I said "Say thanks for the ride!" To which you replied, "Say fo da diiiiie." I wanted to scream and cry, I was so happy!

I feel like I'm watching you roll over again for the first time.

Holding my breath, every muscle in my body tight with anticipation- waiting. Excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about your progress. It's amazing to me to think that not even three months ago I could only make out 10 words and phrases. When I ask you to get in to your seat or even spit out a crayon- you do it! Three months ago you would have just gone on with whatever it was you were doing, as if I hadn't even said anything.

You're understanding me and I'm understanding you.

Awesome doesn't even come close.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

That, was awesome

You put your very own shoes on your very own feet.

Ms Alysia and I were talking about her taking you outside. You yelled "ALL RIGHT!" and started knocking on the back door. To prove that you meant business, you got your shoes and put them on.

It's safe to say that I was shocked. Not by the fact that you're awesome, but by the fact that you could get shoes on by yourself at 22mos.

Friday, June 22, 2012

I thought I told you to stay out of there!

I've been building a Second Birthday Party stockpile in your closet since somewhere around the end of January.

It's on the side that never gets opened, so you didn't notice it. Until today. I was getting clothes out for you and you felt the need to come ensure that I was picking out something fashionable and weather appropriate. While looking through all of the shorts and pants you noticed a bag... a bag with Sesame Street character rings in it.

You promptly ran to the living room with it to show daddy what you'd found. You and I spent the next 40min putting different rings on while you admired them. Not sure what you're going to do when your closet throws up a whoooooole bunch of Sesame stuff all over the back yard in 2mos.

Monday, June 18, 2012

There it is!

Not nice [nah nii]

I told you it was time to get dressed, you apparently disagreed. When I tried to take your shirt off you said,  not nice.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Daddy and I both though you were saying something in jibberish- buuuut it was actually words!

Some time yesterday you added "All right!" to your repitoire.

As in:
I brought you some cookies.
All right!

We're going to the beach.
All right!

I think it's my favorite new word/phrase that you've added to date.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Daddy held out an apple and asked you if you wanted an apple with your lunch.

You started your ridiculously exaggerated nod and said "app-l."

I was shocked. This is my shocked face. : O

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Looking Up

You were rowdy and wiggly- I thought running you around the neighborhood in the jogger for a while might help to mellow you out; I was right.

You laid back in the seat; you were just staring up at the wonderful overcast sky. The clouds would move just enough and you'd let out a sweet and soft "Wooooooow." Melted my mama heart ever so slightly.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thank you! More please!

You're adding words and mimicing behaviors!


Thank you, THANK YOU!

You've been hanging out as a two-dler [not quite a baby, not quite a toddler] for what has felt like years. I know that in reality, the longest it could have been is a year. I've just spent so long thinking about what you'll say to me when you really get going. I can't help but think about all of the awesome things that you're thinking and imagining- I can't wait to hear all about it.

Today, you said horse. Which is pretty awesome. You still aren't trying to say any of the other animal names, but you do make their noises when you see them in the Brown Bear and Polar Bear books. You were even making some noises at Ms Mary's animal magents. Which is pretty boss.

You'd been holding a finger to your mouth and shushing for a few months, but in the last two weeks if Ms Mary read you Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? You would take your sweet little finger and point to your ear. I just about screamed the thrid time you did it. I get really excited the first time you do most things, the second time seems fairly lack luster because I can't tell if it's something that's going to stick or not. By the third time you seem to have a pretty good handle on it and that is awesome.

I wonder what words you'll add next....

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wooo Progress!

I'm pretty sure you made Ms Mary's day today.

You've got a tendency to run away when you hear her come in the door- you always come back fairly quickly, so that's good.

Today you gave her a coy smile and said hi after you ran away. When she asked you to help clean up the pieces to the puzzle you happily obliged! And when she went to leave you said "bye" and even blew her a kiss and waved. In the past you'd say bye, but it was to her car as she drove off; so she didn't actually hear you.

I was super impressed with you today and Ms Mary might have been too.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sparkle Shoooooooes!

They finally came in the mail today. You shrieked with joy and yelled "OHWOW!" when I opened the shoe box. You didn't want to wear them, which I thought was a little odd, since you were so excited to see them. However, you've spent the last hour snacking and stomping in them. Pretty sure that means you love your new sparkle shoes and maybe I should have ordered another pair 2 sizes bigger.