the THIRD Annual Margaretpalooza


Tuesday, July 31, 2012


You keep doing things that confuse me. You'll say something and then start moving your hands, arms, legs or whatever. For the first few minutes I have noooo idea what you're doing.

A few days ago you were trying to bumble bee me, it was adorbs.

TODAY! You said head and put both hands on your head! Then you did a little wiggle and started to dance. Then both hands were on your head again. Suddenly I realised you were doing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. I sang it for you and you super impressed me with all of your moves. You didn't quite get the shoulders in there, but you got damn near every other body part- color me amazed!

Monday, July 30, 2012


You'd been saying something like "mine" for a while. It didn't always have context so I wasn't sure that's what you were trying to say.

HOWEVER! Daddy picked up your bunny and you very clearly said "MINE!" and snatched him out of daddy's hand.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Today you added pull.
Yesterday you said jin. I'm still not sure if it was supposed to be Jen or Jim. I'm pretty sure Hunkle Jim is going to attest that it was in fact JIM. We'll never know the truth.

That means you added 3 new words in three days. I'm hoping this means that we're about to be hit with an avalanche of vocabulary.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Shut the front door!

Yesterday, you said door to Miss Sam. You needed to be outside, she needed to know. When she didn't understand door you added the MOST important part, open.

Open Door.

You're seriously the best baby twoddler ever.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I've made a habit of looking in the mirror with you before we leave the bathroom after baths. I usually just ask "Who is that?" you giggle, we go.

TONIGHT: you were pulling the hood of your duck towel down over your face so I asked you, "Margaret, what is that?" and you yelled "DUSK! QWAAAAAAAN!"

Thanks for being awesome.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I think I should thank [blame] Dora

You didn't like Dora when you were smaller. It made you mad, I was ok with that. The songs annoy me, sorry kid.

Now? You love her. Watching Dora has upped your ohno quotient. Whenever you see Swiper, it starts. You've started saying it again in everyday conversation as well. HOWEVER Dora has also given you someone to talk to. When it's on you spend most of the episode watching, buy you'll spend at least half of it talking or yelling at the TV. You even like to count with her.

She also helped solidify two new words in your vocab, hop and jump. Totally cool with me.

I think I'll let her be your friend for a little bit more. I reserve the right to retract that statement at any time though. ; )

I suppose it's also worth mentioning that since you've started watching Dora more, we've seen a ressurgnece of "thanks" or "thank you" and "I did it." So she might not be all bad.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Now we're getting somewhere!

Tonight when you got out of the tub, you were sad and decided that you needed to have a daddy carry you, not me. When I opened the door to leave the bathroom you said "oh no da-dee wah zoo" OOOR "oh no! daddy, where are you?"

I'm beyond thrilled! You're putting words together!


When daddy went to leave for work, you said "bye da-dee uz ooze" OOOR "bye daddy, love you!"

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sad that you said it to him and not me, but the fact of the matter is: you said it. So it's only a matter of time before you say it to me. : )

I also think it's super sweet that if you ask for UP and you get picked up, you'll pat our back and say, "Oh, nice. So nice."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


You spied with your little eye, a bunny! You were saying cat as you walked towards it. I kept saying, "Do you see the bunny? What a cute bunny!" and eventually you stopped to look at me and said "bun?" I was super impressed.

When we went on our walk later that night you saw a pair of bunnies and started yelling  "BUN BUNS!" from your stroller, I LOL'd.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


...not the casual greeting.

Some how you learned how to judo chop and HIYA! while at poppa's house.

You are kung fu toddler.

Friday, July 6, 2012

You're going to give me a heart attack, or kill yourself, NBD

You must have some labrador or terrier in you because you're chewing EVERYTHING.

I'm not sure how many crayons you've eaten in the last week, let alone your entire LIFE. You keep putting toys, books and body parts in your mouth. It's vexing my mommy brain so.

Today, you decided that there was something you needed to taste before the day was done: teal. The marker, the color, the ESSENCE. You've put the tips of markers in your mouth before, so that wasn't surprising. What was surprising was the marker coming out of your mouth, without a tip.

There you sat, happily chewing away on the tip of the teal Crayola Pip Squeak. I must admit I was so shocked that it took me a minute to realize I should yank whatever I could out of your mouth.

I don't know why we're back to chewing on most things and licking everything else, but it would be the highlight of my year if you could stop.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

No more Mick

Tonight you said Mike. Which is pretty awesome. Although, you keep calling the one picture of Hunkle Mike with glasses Daddy. To be fair, it is a small picture and he's got a silly smile like daddy sometimes has. So we'll go with it.

The next step will be convincing you that your cousins have names other than Dean.