At least 20 strangers took Tatum's picture at Central Park last week. 20% ask, 80% don't, generally speaking. This woman did ask. And for payment, she stood behind me waving and laughing and acting like a goon to get T to smile for 5 minutes :) WIN.
One man I passed in a corner market told me that "her hair must've been spun with GOLD!"
She is reading for much longer periods of time these days. She is only getting more and more fun as she understands and responds to things going on around her. T is a lot of fun to have around! (Would I have said this last month during her SCREAMING phase? Probably not. But we loved her then too!)
Today on the subway, she was hanging out in her stroller, smiling and waving when the lady across from us says to her friend in Spanish (assuming we couldn't understand her) "So, do you want to procreate?"
Our little lady is an ambassador for the family unit! Proud mama right here!
Anything with a strap is a purse for our little girl. Grocery bags, air mattress case, library tote. Anything. She stows her chapstick, sometimes her kitty beanie baby, or a shoe in her purse. When I try to release her pincer grasp to go out for the day, I hear about it!!
We were watching a show with her the other night and when a scary-ish part came on, she started biting her nails! It looked to us like a cause/effect relationship. Ah, she comes by it honestly.
This little ham turns 18 months in 2 weeks and
we are she is incredibly excited for nursery! I've left her in the nursery with ~10 other kids during a mid-week yoga class at the church and she's done just fine. I have no qualms about dropping her off and leaving her there until 2pm! I know she'll have such fun copying the other kids, singing songs and especially having snacks. But I do wish she'd miss me just a little!
Seriously, SUCH a ham.
Speaking of church, today during Sunday School she found a pink scooter against the wall. She decided her calling in life was to roll and stand and push and scoot that scooter all around. I had no idea that at 1.5 years, babies are already riding scooters. What???
And following in my sisters' footsteps, some word art:
We are so lucky to have Tatum in our lives. She is really a joy and she gives my life meaning and purpose.