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Growing way too fast!

It is amazing to me how quickly time has passed with Callie. She is no longer a baby anymore - just recently I have realized she has turned into a little girl.
Since we are using this as her baby book here's some updates:
  • We are amazed at her language - we spent a few days with some bad sleeping and every since her language has gone crazy. Although I am not sure people ever believe us (besides day care) because she never talks much in front of people. She can count to ten, she knows her colors, knows her shapes, she is stringing multiple words together. It is so nice having her be able to tell us what she wants (instead of us guessing). Car rides are a bit more pleasant now.
  • She knows what she wants and when she wants it. We now hear her say - "no, Callie" which means she is going to do it on her own. Often she will pull a book off the shelf for mommy and one for Callie. Don't think about trying to read her the one she picked for herself.
  • She now asks for hugs! My favorite part of the day - typically it is when she is upset or hurt and she will stop whatever she is doing (normally crying), look at you, put her arms out, and say hug. Once you give her a hug, she runs off smiling.
  • She gives real kisses and can say I love you!
  • She continues to be very quirky - laughing at very random times. You can't but help laugh along.
  • She loves to cook and I can't get much done in the kitchen without her.
  • She has become attached to Hop Hop - a kangaroo from Grandma and Grandpa. Our hopes that when we try to get rid of the pacifier (yes, I's time) that she will be totally fine with just Hop Hop.
  • Day care has taught her to use the word "mine" when someone is trying to take a toy away from you. I understand why they have done it but I am a bit done with it. It has backfired a bit with her at home and we hear it a lot! Preston and I are trying VERY hard to get her to learn the word share.....
  • She is very active - still loves to be outside (the bike was a big hit) and she loves to dance, jump, or just run around crazy.
  • She is very caring towards her friends. It bothers her when other kids are crying, she will walk over to them and try to figure out how to make them feel better.


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