So as we settle into this last month before Kiki turns two, I share some of my favorite moments.
"Mommy carry you," says Kiki. This is the most adorable saying, as she still hasn't figured out pronouns. I hang onto these sweet phrases knowing she will all too quickly self-correct.
"Ring Around the Rosie" - She requests this song and spinning over and over.
Building with Blocks - Kiki received a huge bag of blocks on her 1st birthday and they are getting so much use. They are durable, easy to stack and have given her hours of entertainment.
Coloring - Kiki loves to color for 10 minute increments throughout the day. I have a box of markers and colored pencils, stickers and a few coloring books set up at her mini table and chairs. She practices saying her colors and gets into the movement of scribbling and creating.
"Watch news" - After spending some screen time on our airplane flights to and from Hawaii, Kiki has been requesting to "watch the news" once or twice a day. I'll let her watch 15 minutes of some dancing or singing or counting show and can't help but giggle when she starts rocking out in dance moves.
Kisses and Big Hugs - she is in that beautiful phase of handing out random kisses and big hugs. But let's not forget that she often says, "no" when I request them. I'll take what I can get.
Little girl, you are a sweetheart. You make me smile.