Time has gone by faster than ever! It's been 6 month since your birthday. That day where I reflect on the last year I got to spend with you, getting to know your likes and dislikes. I thought I knew you so well, all those late nights and early mornings, providing for you, crying and laughing with you. I had no idea the amount of change that would happen over the past 6 months.
Besides singing you are talking all the time. Most of the time it is in your alien baby language, but there are lots of words and phrases you have been saying. The best is you will hide, not very well I might add, and then jump out and say "there she is!" You also love saying bye-bye, you will look out the window and say bye-bye to every car, bus, person, and bicyclist that passes by. Your other favorite is "no" but I hear that is most kids favorite. You want to be involved in what ever we are doing, I have been letting you "help" me cook and bake, really you just make a mess and laugh a lot. It is fun to let you be independent, if it is very messy!
My little growing girl, most days are so wonderful with you, watching you grow and learn. There are still days when it is hard, when you get frustrated and I can't help you, or you can't tell me what you need. But I know this season will pass, as did many of the hard and wonderful seasons did before. I am trying to soak up all I can of who you are in this moment, your quirks, tantrums, sillies, and soft snuggles.