Monday, May 24, 2010


Miya is saying a lot of fun stuff right now. Just want to remember them...

Bop Pop = pop pop
Shhhhoe (extra emphasis on the shhhh)
Doe = dog
dock = duck
Oushie = ouchie
dack dack = quauck quack
didda = Auntie rissa
chichen = chicken
mowa = more
aaah-boo = peek-a-boo (the cutest part is she covers and uncovers her ears instead of her eyes :)
aahble = apple
nah-nah = night night
nammy = lamby (her favorite night time snuggle friend)
nus = nose
luh-you = pretty sure this one is love you :)
baw = ball


I have been asked a lot lately if Miya is walking, and my answer has been "sorta". She never seems to just "jump right in" when it comes to new stuff. Especially new stuff that requires work. Even when it came to crawling she went from "scooching" to army crawling, and finally full crawling around 10 months. I think she likes to ease into transition. So, when it comes to walking, she seems to be following that same trend. Around 10 months she started happily cruising. Then 11 months happily cruising one handed. Then 11 1/2 months walking with her little fun walker. Then 12 months happily walking around holding mom or dad's hands. Now at 13 months she is happily walking still hanging on to Mom and Dad's one finger. Yes you read that right. She will walk and walk and walk, but the one catch is she insists on hanging on to just one finger :) It's her last crutch. If we try to pry our finger away she will just crumble. It's pretty hilarious because she has all the mechanics down, but she is erring on the side of caution for now. She did get brave enough to take a few steps on her own, which resulted in a nose dive, resulting in her first big boo-boo. So for now, caution is fine with me!

Here are a few videos of her in action. I call this first one "I don't wanna!" She doesn't like to be told what to do :)

Here is another short one without her crying at the same time:

a few more for fun (one is her dancing)

Let Me Hold You Longer

Lew got me this book for Mother's Day called "Let Me Hold You Longer' by Karen Kingsbury. What a gem. I can't read it without getting emotional.

Here are a few little excerpts:

"Long ago you came to me,
a miracle of firsts:
First smiles and teeth and baby steps,
a sunbeam on the burst.
But one day you will move away
and leave to me your past,
And I will be left thinking of
a lifetime of your lasts...

The last time I held a bottle
to your baby lips.
The last time I lifted you
and held you on my hip

The last time when you woke up crying,
needing to be walked,
When you last crawled up with your blanket,
wanting to be rocked.

The last time you ran to me ,
still small enough to hold....
Precious, simple moments and
bright flashes from your past--
Would I have held you longer if
I'd known they were your last?...

the last page says:
Let me hold on longer Lord to every precious last!

Trying to enjoy every moment with this little sweety.

Because she has gone SO fast from this to this