Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Morgan Lately

These are just some of the tidbits of the funny, adorable, 'ohmygod-she's-not-a-baby-anymore-she's-a-little-girl moments from the last few months:
  • is a pro at 12-piece puzzles.
  • while in the children's section at Borders, she asked a little boy "Can I play with you?"
  • explains everything and loves to give us a reason for why she is doing something, needs something, etc. We are hearing a lot of "because...". Sometimes she's right, sometimes she's wrong, but it's always super cute.
  • knows "I'm going to be 3 this year (holds three fingers up), and Parker is going to be one (holds up one finger)."
  • loves car carts at the grocery store.
  • is afraid of the big bad wolf (but loves the story) and thunder.
  • flips over dark (slightly overcooked) pancakes because they are "too spicy."
  • is a fantastic colorer (is that a word?). Never thought I would see a 2-year-old color in the lines.
  • and she also draws the most adorable people. I must photograph and post.
  • puts snack bowls and sippy cups in the sink when she is finished with her snack. Also puts wrappers, tissues and banana peels in the garbage. Love my little helper!
  • tells us to have sweet dreams at nap time and bedtime.
  • "Why?" Why?" "Why?" 'nuf said.
  • knows how to start the dishwasher.
  • nurses her baby dolls and sets her mommy doll in the chair with the baby in mommy's arms to nurse her. My jaw dropped when she did cute!
  • "Morgan has nibbles and Daddy has nibbles and Parker has nibbles. Mommy has pods." I'll let you figure out what she means. :)
  • can talk your ear off.
  • hates having her hair combed. The smallest tangle will send her to tears.
  • dances in front of the (turned off) TV screen because she loves looking at her reflection. Her current must-play-over-and-over-and-over-because-I'm-memorizing-the-words is Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
  • would eat chickie wickies (chicken nuggets) at every meal if we let her. Luckily she is still a really good eater, for a toddler. 
  • I love that we can have conversations with her. And reason and negotiate with her. And she understands, with very little drama. Most of the time.
  • knows how to turn on the TV in the family room (which is always on PBS). Especially helpful for those rough mornings that we are having a hard time getting out of bed. She loves to watch Super Why in the morning while I'm getting around, dressing Parker and making breakfast.
  • tells me "it was good" after one of "her shows" is over.
  • still loves listening to Christmas music. LOVES Let It Snow and All I Want for Christmas.
  • loves to role play and I'm realizing more and more that I not only need to watch what I say, but how I say it. Sometimes I hear a tone in her voice that I don't like.
  • has been using the potty for the last two weeks with no accidents (knocking on wood). 
  • has also pretty much stopped napping in the same amount of time.
  • And a conversation between Morgan and Mark last November:
Mark: "Morgan, do you want some cereal?"
Morgan: "Sure." climbs up on a chair at the counter "Monkey wants to watch too."
Mark: "Is Monkey a voyeur?"
Morgan: "NO! Monkey is a girl!"
  • And early this morning:
Morgan: "Mommy, why are you sad?"
Me: "I'm not sad, sweetie, I'm just tired."
Morgan: "Why?"
Me: "Because Parker was up a lot last night and I didn't get enough sleep."
Morgan: "Oh. Well that's not very nice."
  • And one of my favorites, "Mommy, you're a great mommy!"
I feel like I'm only skimming the surface. I will probably continue to add on to the end of this post as I think of more. Morgan is such an amazing little girl and I am so happy I get to spend my days with her. I am one lucky, lucky mommy. I love you, peanut!


  1. Love it love it. Even though you've told me many of these on one occasion or another, its good to read them all again. I'm telling you..she's a smart smart girl and as a teacher, she's really going to challenge them! Teachers in Farmington better watch out!

  2. Awesome list, but makes me kind of sad that she's so grown up. And I agree with Kristin, she will definitely be challenging the teachers. :)