Every month I write a letter to T. To catch up on past letters click here.
Happy birthday! It’s amazing to me that this year has gone by so quickly! I know I say it every month, but you are seriously turning into such a cool person and I love being your mama.
We were busy this month going to San Francisco and visiting your grandparents in Kansas City. It threw us off a bit, but you enjoyed the trips. All except being in the car :( Your other grandparents came to visit last weekend too!
One thing you discovered in San Francisco was sirens. You love anything with a siren! And you love dogs too. There were lots of dogs in San Francisco. And we saw fish at the aquarium. Really you like just about every animal there is.
You started pointing a lot recently. This is both good and bad. It’s fun because most of the time when were out on a walk or wherever, you entertain yourself by pointing at everything. I enjoy telling you what things are too. It’s helping me learn more German too, because I can’t make things up anymore!
But, since you learned to point, you no longer use sign language. I guess pointing is technically signing, but you used to ask for “more” and let us know when you were “all done” eating. You were also really close to signing “water” and these things are very helpful when we feed you. Now, you just point. It’s not that bad, but a bit frustrating.
You mimic us a lot too! We have a routine now, whenever I am getting ready. You aren’t very good at sitting still for a long time, so whenever you needed to be in the bathroom with me you would start getting into things that weren’t very safe. So, I brought your chair into the bathroom. Every time I brush my teeth, I set you down on the chair and give you your toothbrush. Then we brush our teeth together. You have your own hairbrush too, so we do the same while I’m fixing my hair (although you mostly try to eat your brush instead of brushing your hair). Usually you stay seated the whole time. It’s really cute!
You also give me kisses! You aren’t very good at it, but it melts my heart whenever you give me one. Basically you just lunge at me and slobber all over my face. One time you bit my lip! I keep trying to get you to give Papa a kiss, but I don’t think you understand what to do yet. I’m glad you gave me your first kisses.
We didn’t plan a party or anything for your birthday, but there were butterflies and cupcakes involved!