Thursday, July 28, 2011

Updates for Alice

Dear Alice,

It's been far too long since I wrote to tell you how things are going. In a word, they are: GREAT. You are such a treasure.

At 15 months and some change, you can say Daddy, shoe, doggie, cheese and down. You can kind of say hi, bye bye and up. Generally, you aren't speaking a whole lot of words, but you LOVE to talk! You love holding up books and "reading" whatever is on the page --- minutes and minutes of a foreign language your Daddy and I don't quite understand. We're almost completely convinced that you will skip solitary words and just immediately go to full sentences.

You have such a lovely disposition! Sweet, smiley and social, you are. You give lovely hugs, and sweet kisses - but only if we've had enough alone time for you to be happy with us. You love baths and pools. You are thrilled to see a doggie, but afraid to pet one. You sleep with a froggie, a blankie and a binkie. Your favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs, and you love to eat blueberries more than anything else in this world. If I gave you yogurt and fruit at every meal, you would be one happy camper.

Your most recent discovery is your belly! You love to lift up your shirt (or your daddy's or your mommy's) and point to bellies and belly buttons. It's ridiculously adorable.

Another sweet character trait: you're mildly prissy! You really don't like to get your hands dirty. If your hands have anything on them, you're quick to rub them together to get everything off. It's endearing and mildly concerning. Your daddy and I are trying to figure out how to make sure you don't mind mess.

I will say we have had a rough week because you whine anytime your Daddy or I am in the kitchen preparing food or cleaning dishes. You want our full attention. And we want to give it to you.

We love you, sweet Alice! You are the bestest thing ever!

I love you,


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