I was holding Hannah while I ran the vacuum the other day and she kept telling me "Downnnnn!" (which sounds strangely similar to "Dogggggg" but the sign is different and that's how we can tell)(yes, she does add many syllables at this point) Anyway, I placed her on the floor by her favorite toys and honest, I only had 1/3 of the room left to do, but when I turned around, she had toddled over to the table, grabbed the tissues, unloaded most of them and then she began to wipe the furniture and herself and ended by wiping her nose (which did not need wiping). I have to say, I was in a complete fit of laughter by this point because it was so cute. I was reminded of Emily at the same exact age, who did something very similar with a roll of toilet paper - I still have that photo framed or I would have scanned it. Babies are babies - doesn't matter where they were born!
And she is off!!
After Emily's Kindergarten Interview the other day (could she really be old enough for Kindergarten?) she wanted to drop by Build-A-Bear. That would be fun...and it was. Emily "built" a hippo. When we got home, we were playing in the living room and then I went in to make dinner. Emily stayed so she could "mommy" the hippo and take good care of her. Hannah was with me, so when I heard the jumperoo, I was confused. I go into the living room and there is our kindergartener...hippo in the jumperoo (thank goodness, not Emily) and she is seeing how far she can catapult the hippo across the room (she did NOT learn that technique from her mommy!) Yes, I believe she is ready to tackle the world.