Maddie is growing up so fast. This week, she told me she's three. She told our friend Alex she's four. She's wrong and is still only two, but she's right that she is growing up really fast.
When Gavin first came home, she called him Ganyan. Then it turned to Gagin, which we've all adopted (and he responds to). But recently, she made a point of letting us know that she knows it's "Gavin" and that she can say it, even emphasizing the "v" - "Hey, GaVin!" She's reverting back to Gagin most of the time because she knows we think it's cute, but it's almost as though she's humoring us at this point.
She used to ask to be "upple" when she wanted to be picked up, but now it's just "up." I loved upple. She often requests "regurt and applesauce" for breakfast (or lunch or dinner), and she's a huge fan of the "Newtnons" her Uncle Tom introduced her to.
If something is frightening (and a lot of things are), she says it's "scurry, Mommy." When she hears the "sound of rain" she wants to go outside with her "umbooka" and play. On Tuesdays, she's always excited for "TiMOut!" While it sounds a lot like time out, which she does not enjoy, she's referring instead to Toddler Morning Out, which she loves because she gets to see her "fwens." When she's feeling lonely, she'll let me know she "needs Foma," her very best "fwen."
Yes, baby. Hugatree. And a mama, while you're at it - you're growing up so fast.