Sara started asking for special favors under the guise of birthday month but somehow it has become part of our tradition. Anyway, I rather enjoyed my month of special meals and unnecessary praise. February belongs to Maggie. She turns one.
So here are some of her latest discoveries. Her new word is "WOW!" I guess she couldn't say "Hi Dad" indefinitely. It makes me laugh just hearing her excitement. She still prefers crawling to walking. She has a big smile especially right after meals. Her new favorite food is frozen pees but she likes all food. Michelle and I tested her abilities by feeding her a lemon and she didn't even flinch... oh, ya she eats rocks so why would a little lemon hurt her.
She loves danger. I taught her how to jump off things into my arms... so far I haven't dropped her but occasionally she will jump off things when I am not anticipating it... thankfully my reflexes are average but I am rethinking my methodology.
She still loves piling books off the shelf but now she will help gather them up so we can put them back on the shelf. For awhile I would squeeze the books in so tightly you couldn't removed them but that doesn't work anymore. The book shelves have all been reordered so that cooking books can be found on every shelf in the house.
She loves hiking and going on bike rides... as long as we are moving. She enjoys the swings at the park and recently started crying when I pull her out after a thousand oscillations. I thought she would be happy to get out but I vaguely remember swinging for hours as a kid... oh, how quickly we forget the things that entertained for hours.
She is our special treasure. We love her mischief and discoveries. It really is worth all the troubles and frustration, even after finding your favorite book torn or losing a good nights sleep.