My dearest little pumpkin
Happy first birthday. You have become such a sweet and charming toddler we cant imagine life without you! Despite still waking a couple of times a night for milk, and resolutely refusing to sleep in your cot (yep , at 1 year old youre still co-sleeping with Mama).
You understand so much! We can tell you to look under something or find a specific thing, and mostly you know what we are talking about. Lie down, jump, clap, moce, wave, cuddle, where is Wati, Nada, Daddy, Mama, and so much more.
You have quite a few words… Im usually greeted with a cheery ‘Hi!’ and you call me mum or mama. Dad is daddy, and Watson is Adi. Nada is ‘Nada or Ada’ and you love her best in the world. When anything goes wrong you shout Nada nada nada to get her to come to you. Oh. And recently you discovered the word no. You violently shake your head and shout “Doh doh doh!”
You have amazing temper tantrums , mostly when your desires are frustrated. And thats mostly when you want to go outside and can’t. Your persistance is amazing! But we can distract you with food. Because you eat everything. You love food! And youre starting to turn down baby food in preference of big person food- you want to do it all yourself.
You can open the door to the deck – and youre so smart. You watch us do something once and then you can copy us with ease.Unfortunately you can climb really well – we often catch you sitting on the couch or a table having climbed up. Youre not very good at getting down though. You forget to go backwards sometimes and fall off things.
You love the cats- Berry loves you back, the others not so much. Youve had a couple of scratches from Harry , from giving him just a bit too much love.
You follow Wati wherever he goes. He copes with this mostly, but is still getting used to sharing his things and having a small bossy person wanting whatever he has! You love him dearly and love going into his room and touching his stuff!