It’s true, I just left the kids behind for 5 days to enjoy a company-sponsored trip with my husband. If they hadn’t dangled that pina colada, I might not have taken the plunge, but as I wrote earlier this week, I think it was actually a really good break for all of us. When I came back, I couldn’t help but fall in love with my kids all over again. Here were the things I quickly realized I’d missed desperately about my baby girl while I was away.
#1: She’s a Kissing Bandit
This girl is a love. She kisses all kinds of things, but she saves her best ones for her dolls, stuffed animals, and big brothers.
#2: Her Moves
Whether it’s the latest Radio Disney hit or someone hammering nextdoor, this girl feels the beat and can’t stop dancing. Her enthusiasm is hilarious and contagious.
#3: How Everything is a Song
Our first morning home we woke up to a happy girl singing for a good 30 minutes in her crib. It was the sweetest sound and it continued all the way through bath time that night.
#4: Her Tutu Obsession
As far as she’s concerned, you can’t own — or wear — too many tutus. While we were away, she learned to put them on by herself, so we never know what we’ll find her wearing. Except for tutus, of course.
#5: She’s My Little Helper
If she sees me cleaning, she’s eager to help. This is a new one in our house … apparently having a 3rd kid paid off!
#6: She’s a Daddy’s Girl
There’s nothing that gets her more excited than hearing her dad walk through the door at the end of the day. I love seeing both of them light up at the sight of each other.
#7: Her Sense of Fashion
From the moment I say, “Let’s get dressed,” she’s on. From her pigtails to her shoes, she’s very opinionated — and, well, creative.
#8: Her Self Portraits
While I keep my iPhone locked, she’s figured out how to take photos and videos anyway. (When I hear, “Cheese!” in the other room, I know exactly what’s going on.) I love looking through my phone and seeing the world from her perspective.
#9: Her Spontaneous “Huggies”
Every now and then, she’ll run over to someone with her arms wide open and shout, “Huggies!” We should all do that more often…
#10: Her Diverse Interests
Who says you can’t play t-ball with a fancy dress instead of a bat? Not this girl.
#11: Her Chanting
From donuts to song requests, when this enthusiastic girl wants something, she starts chanting. “Do-nuts, do-nuts!” How can you say no to that? (Or donuts, for that matter?)
#12: My Sleeping Beauty
While her playful personality charms me all day, I love looking at her sweet baby face when she sleeps. (Oh, and did I mention her tutu obsession?)
What are some of your favorite things about your baby at this very moment in time?