Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sugar the BEAR!

Three out of the last five naps Sugar Bear has awoke, and immediately told me, "look mama! Spring is here!", as she points out the window. At first, it puzzled me. The first time she did it, I just thought she was being silly. Then I thought she was just thinking about the changing seasons. Finally, I realized we have recently read a few stories that touched on the idea of hibernation. tee hee....It appears the Sugar Bear thinks she is a cuddly little bear who hibernates during nap time. :) How funny is that?

I just love this age. She is so full of love and life, and intrigue. She is really starting to come up with questions, and some of her very own answers.

Ax-uh-dee(actually) is her new favorite word. No joke, she says it at least 40 times a day. Usually it goes a little something like this:

Sugar:
"Mama....can I have some crackers, pease?"
Mama: "Sure! Let me..."
Sugar: (interrupting) "Ax-uh-dee, mama...I'd like some Halloween Candy!"
Mama: (giggling) "Ummmm how about we stick with the crackers for now?"
Sugar: (giggling as well) "Ax-uh-dee, I was just kidding mama! I want crackers!"
Mama: "Okay...crackers it is!"

She kills me with her "ax-uh-dee", and how she is often telling me that she is "just kidding". She is really intuitive, and picks up on things like that. She has been using that phase for about 5 months, and has never used it incorrectly. A child's ability to pick up language is so AMAZING to me, and a very fun process to witness.

The other day, while driving in our truck, I reverted back to a VERY old game we used to play. When she was about 14 months old we used to pass the time in the truck making animal noises. I would ask her, "What does a cow say?" and she'd give me her best "mooooooooooooooo". We had all the animals down, and it would certainly entertain her for quite some time. I am sure that we haven't played this game in nearly 9 months. Sugar was tired and hungry, and we were still about 15 minutes from home, so I started in:

Mama:
"What does a pig say?"
Sugar: "snort snort"
Mama: "What does an owl say?"
Sugar: "Whoooo whooo..."
Mama: "what does a fish say?"
Sugar: (makes a fishy face, and giggles)
Mama: "what does a bunny say?"
Sugar: (tries to wiggle her nose, and giggles)
Mama: (for the first time ever) "What does a mama say?"
Sugar: (silence, and then with a huge smile) "I love you Sugar!"
Mama: (getting choked up) "what does a Sugar say?"
Sugar: (loud and proud) "I love you MAMA!"
Mama: (melts like butter, bursts with joy, and bawls like a baby!)

It blessed my heart that she chose those words as the defining statements of her mama and herself. At that moment, I knew....I've done good! And it can't possibly get any better than this!

17 Live It or Love It:

The Egel Nest said...

That WHOLE post was just darling...I can't wait for Sammy to start spouting off words and phrases!!!

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

All I can say is awwwwwwww.... Such a little sweetheart you have there! :)

Childlife said...

Awww! You KNOW I'm a sucker for kid-speak ; ) That "Ax-uh-dee" is just beyond adorable!

Melissa Garrett said...

Ah, lovely!!!

I would *hate* to know what my oldest chooses for my defining statement. As they get older and sassier, it is often difficult to be patient . . . (I go to bed most nights feeling like an awful mommy!!)

Bridget's new saying is this: when she gets angry with me, she will point her finger and say, "Missy Missy!" I don't know where she got it from, but it makes me giggle!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

It sure can't, Mama. It sure can't. She's such a cutie... I love that bear thing! And the how she slipped in that Halloween candy thing - hey, you never know when Mom's resolve might weaken... never hurts to ask? (A million times, if my own kid's any indication!). Bean's newest verbal concept is "plobly" as in, "MMMM, I'll plobly just have de Haddoween canny instedda dose crackers, Mama."

Hee hee hee. It's the best age yet, it really is. I wish I could freeze her right here for awhile. A long, long while.

Summer said...

What a sweet post. I love it when little ones try using big words.

jennwa said...

It sounds like sugar bear has the perfect name. What a cute post.

holly said...

this is so cute, but you forgot what a penguin says
http://www.cre8buzz.com/profiles/952/video_galleries/6238/video_gallery_entries/8988

KatieBug said...

So Sweet!!

we are reilly said...

Oh, I can just hear her little voice saying those things...I think it must sound like my little 2 year old....

Mama Zen said...

Awwww . . . that's a present for Mama!

Troy said...

My little girl and I were reading stories the other night when it was her turn to read. It was her turn to read when we started a story about a character named Mr. Monroe. She called him "Mister Moon-woe" for the entire story. Ax-uh-dee, it was so cute.

Laura said...

Oh my! Conversations like this just make my heart melt! Especially when they start using adult words. "Ax-uh-dee" - I love it! Maya's been trying to use the word, "Opporpunity" (her version) lately, although she doesn't quite get it right! LOL

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Ax-uh-dee, that post has me all teary! She is just TOO MUCH! What a sweetheart, just like the mama.

Michelle said...

that is so cute that she thinks she is hibernating when she naps and spring is coming when she wakes up!

I love how she says actually - too cute!

That is a testament to your mothering and relationship that she chose those phrases!

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

So sweet! I'm so happy that you're keeping this blog to keep track of the little things she does and says.

bellevelma said...

Corey, I love this post!

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