Lesson #139: Tiny People, Tinier Toys

Babies will try to fit into small things if they think it’ll be fun.

September 21, 2012 2 months, 1 week.

September 21, 2012
14 months, 1 week.

And I couldn’t help but to post this.


Bananas for Bananas!

June 17, 2012 11 months, 3 days

June 17, 2012
11 months, 3 days

By this point there’s no surprise that my daughter likes fruit. Mila took a bite out of a nectarine before I could get it from her at the supermarket, she munched on apples, pears and peaches when we went picking, she went silly for strawberries and now she’s bananas for bananas.


She loves walking around with a peeled banana and her cheeks puffed out with a mouth full. Try to take her banana away and she screams. She loves them so much, she starts to eat the peel if you can’t get to her soon enough.

November 5, 2012 Almost 16 months

November 5, 2012
Almost 16 months

But what you may not know is that Mila also likes lemons. Yup, lemons. She’ll make faces, but she’ll keep going back for more. If Mila sees you have a lemon in your drink, she’ll point and ask for it, “peeeass”.

This is just one of the many times she’s encountered a lemon, (September 23, 2012 / 14 months, 9 days).

Bath Time is So Much Fun!

Dan and I had a routine where I fed Mila, he bathed her, and I put her to bed. This worked great for a long time. After Mila began to really start playing in the tub and have bubble baths, I wanted to join in the fun, so we switched. You can’t not have fun with a toddler in a tub.

Mila has bath letters that stick on the side of the tub. When I stick them, she pushes them all off, back into the water. She grabs the letters and puts them in her little bucket, along with her duckies and other bath toys.

One week while Dan was working nights, when I cleaned up the toys, I would leave him a note with her letters, knowing that he would jump in the shower when he got home. One of my messages was “867-5309″…he never understood it.

Yesterday, while I bathed Mila I took a few pictures. We were having so much fun and when I said, “Mila, give kisses”, she did this:

October 8, 2012
6 days shy of 15 months
edited in Instagram

She’s such a ham.

It’s That Time Again!*

October 6, 2012
8 days shy of 15 months
Mila already has lots of Halloween attire.

By this time, most years, I’ve already figured out what I’m going to be for Halloween AND have begun to make my costume. Not this year, however. The furthest I’ve gotten was Mila choosing her own costume – a bumblebee. So where’s that leave me? Should I do something that relates to her – a flower, a stinger, a beehive, a larger bumblebee? I have not a clue.

I don’t even have my decorations out of storage and I’ve decided not to have my annual Halloween party this year, (the first time in 4 or 5 years I’ll break my tradition). It’s just too much. Too much money for someone who’s unemployed; too much energy for a mother chasing a one-year-old daily; too much cleaning, because the house has to be tip-top before the party and there’s always a mess after the party; too much effort for a few-hour event. It makes me tired just thinking about it!

Could I have possibly grown too old for Halloween?



*Written mid-September 2012

Mila Goes Jumpin’!

A friend invited us to the Jump Zone on September 14, 2012 (Mila was 14 months old) for a little play date. Mila had so much fun! She ran around, chased other little kids, went on a slide for the first time and bounced on the inflatable obstacle courses. We’ll definitely be visiting again soon.


Kisses for Aunt B!

Kisses for Aunt B!

Mila’s Discovered Her Nose!

This is back from July 22, when Mila was one year, 8 days old.

A couple of weeks ago I asked Mila where her nose was and she showed me then stuck her finger up her nose. No matter how many times I told her, “no, yucky”, she’d further push her finger up her nostril.

Lately, I’ve been trying to get her to point out her belly button. She’s definitely found her belly and today she walked around grabbing her belly and giggling. Soon after I caught her walking around with her finger in her belly button.


Update! It’s difficult catching the things Mila does on camera or video, and quite often as soon as I turn the camera on, she stops whatever it is she is doing. It took a while, but I caught this on camera. She did this so often that I think she became frustrated or had enough of being our monkey. 🙂

September 18, 2012 // 14 months, 4 days.