She crawls. She climbs. She stands. She claps. She walks (a little). She says “dog” and “duck” and “dad” and “mama.” And she positively, absolutely melts our hearts with her sunshine smile, her constant snuggles, and her baby blue eyes.
Favorite Toy: She loves baby dolls and will rock them, put blankets around them, sing to them, etc. Our 3-year-old never had quite the same fascination so it’s interesting to see that difference between them.
Favorite Book: Yes, she has a very distinct favorite. It’s called, “Everywhere Babies” (we recently checked it out from the library and we keep renewing). It’s a lyrical book with lovely illustrations so I don’t mind that she pushes it into my arms and sits on my lap, requesting that I read it overandoverandover again. Well, not too much anyway.
Favorite Animal: DOG! Don’t all 1-year-olds love dogs? I think so. She points out every dog we see in books or on walks.
Favorite Game: Duck, Duck, Goose. She says, “Duck” and taps people on the head. And her feet run, run, run in my arms when somebody says, “Goose.”
Favorite Foods: Cucumbers, apples, peanut butter balls, and…anything her big sister is eating.
Favorite Place: In mama’s arms. Usually with one of her hands down my shirt (much to Tim’s chagrin…working on that).
Oh, and I still think 1 is the hardest age. Two is terrific. Three is even better (man, I love 3). But one – Aye Yi Yi – she wants to do everything herself in this great wide world, but she doesn’t quite understand social decorum or personal safety. “What? Why can’t I jump off this king size bed face-first?” (I think she thinks she can fly).
Actually, maybe she can fly. One thing is certain: She is soaring to great places, learning new things, growing every day. And I am so very proud to be her mama.
edited to add: 1 is also “the best age” (I’ve been known to say that too). Isn’t every age the best in its own way?
Do you have a 15-month-old? What is your child’s favorite book? What age do you think is “the hardest” – and why?