Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baby, How You Make My Heart Melt

Five things that make me smile, laugh or feel so proud:

1. You know when you hum and run a finger up and down over your lips to make a sort of "Wibble" sound? Cave Baby loves doing that. And she has a rapidly developing repertoire of "Iggle" and "Diddle" sounds. If you didn't know better, you really would think she was having a real conversation from the range of noises she makes.

2. Have wet hands? Then wash your face! It doesn't matter whether they are wet from splashing in the cat's water bowl or being rubbed in spilt orange squash - that face has to be cleaned.

3. "Boof boof", her version of "woof", when she sees a dog. How cute. She even has a version of "Moo" that she trots out for cows, horses and any other large four legged animal. Have you ever thought about how difficult it must be to differentiate between a brown cow and a brown horse?

4. The cutest grimace/smile ever. It's a sort of screwed-up-face/teeth-bared kind of expression and it is doled out without restriction to anyone who flashes her a smile. Random strangers are always telling me what a lovely happy smiley baby she is - they probably say it to everyone, but it still makes me feel special.

5. Cleaning. Give her a wet wipe, tissue or cloth, and prepare to watch while she wipes everything in sight for the next half an hour. Nothing makes her happier. She may in fact be a girl after my own heart.

I could go on for ages, but five is enough for now. What makes your heart melt?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

my 17 month old likes to say 'baby cry!' to see the little mobile phone video i took of her crying. then she sticks the phone down my top and says 'num num!' like i am breastfeeding the phone-baby. kind of kooky but very cute.

cartside said...

"Don't worry A." (to her tantruming cousin). "Watch out mummy" (as I have to break to avoid getting too close with a car I somehow didn't quite see). "I. want milk?" to her crying baby cousin. My daughter is 2 years 7 months.

JK said...

His baby signing chicken impression... the way he purses up his lips before crossing the room when you ask for a kiss... his bouncy run which goes up and down as much as it goes forwards... his desire to squeeze himself into tiny boxes and baskets... his giggles when I tickle him...

carol b said...

the way she dances when she thinks she's alone...the way she believes her doll is crying and needs a cuddle...the way she walked hand in hand chatting with her 2 year old friend last week...

just thinking about her; my heart is just one big gooey mess really!

Cave Mother said...

What beautiful comments. So much love in them!

Jessica said...

We do the lip thing, too. It's so adorable! What a lovely list of lovely baby goings on :)

Melodie said...

I love it when my girls want to help with chores. Even when I know they are going to make an even bigger mess, I love that they want to be like their mommy. Actually anything they do to mimic me makes my heart melt. Even smearing chapstick all over their faces is cute.

Cave Mother said...

Melodie - I just wanted to say that your little picture of your baby nursing is gorgeous.

Lisa - edenwild said...

When my 16 month old grabs daddy's face, turns it toward him and plants a kiss right on his mouth. He has to be aggressive about it because daddy is not a big fan of kisses on the mouth. But I am!