Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Things I Love About Brie

My daughter is so funny. She is just like her daddy. She knows what gets a laugh out of us and looks from one of us back to the other to get "approval" for her funny acts. Last night she was holding the spoon in her mouth and making some strange sound. We were laughing, so she just kept doing it, smiling at the praise. She also does this funny thing - whenever we say "crying," Brie scrunches her face and makes a fake crying sound. Where did she get this?

Brie is sweet. This she might not get from me! When someone is hurt or crying, she gets really concerned and acts very gentle. She rubs my belly and says "baby brother" and "I love baby brother." She always wants to tell him bye when she leaves. She loves to share with us. Brie loves to pet the kitties and loves dogs too.

Brie is WILD! This she gets from me (and Matt too I'm sure). Her hair is wild - wispy and flighty. She shakes her head rapidly, spins in circles, runs without care, and climbs!! She loves escaping after her bath and running wild around the house naked as the day she was born.

She is smart! She loves books and words. Her most favorite independent activity is to sit in her Tinkerbell chair and read her books. She must read a couple of books while she drinks some milk before bed. She has her favorites and knows many of the words, which she loves to say when we read them. She loves her alphabet cards and recognizes almost all of the letters. Her memory is better than mine! She remembers people's houses, what happened days ago, and things we say. She repeats everything and likes learning new words. She likes to get them right, so she'll listen several times and then try it when she thinks she has it.

Brie has been observant since the second she came out of the womb. She is so alert and notices everything. She loves small little things. She will find the smallest crumb and bring it to me. She will say a word and we'll think she made a mistake because we haven't seen something, but then finally we notice and realize she is light years ahead of us. She loves learning how things work. Since she was able, Brie likes to turn toys over and see how they work rather than actually playing with them. Her fine motor skills are wonderful - she just loves small things! She is quite the little scavenger and she loves to throw things away!

Brie is very intentional. She is very clear where she wants stickers to be placed or where she wants us to sit.

The best thing about Brie is how affectionate she is. She loves to cuddle, hug, and kiss. Nothing makes my day like having her give me a hug!

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