1. She loves to "help" do anything these days. Today she helped me pick out apples at the grocery store. After we got done, she says, "I your big helper, huh?" So dang cute. She also loves to help clean or cook. Every time she hears the vacuum she comes running to help out, and when I cook she brings her stool into the kitchen to stand by me and pretend to help. Sometimes an extra set of clumsy hands isn't actually helpful, but it is too sweet to not let her.
2. She's like a mini teenager. I just went into her room to put clothes away, and she said in her sassy little voice, "What you doing in my room?" I cannot believe how much 'tude comes out of this little one. I hope she gets it out of her system before she hits high school.
3. She's begging for a bike. I swear I cannot believe it is already time to start thinking about bikes for her. She tells me everyday that she wants one for her birthday, which is still five months away, and she even tells me that she wants a Minnie Mouse helmet. We've decided to use this as an opportunity for bribery. We have told her she can only have a bike if she quits sucking her thumb by her birthday. We'll see if that works out.
5. She tells me, "I love you SO much." And she says it in this big deep voice that I just melt over. It's my favorite thing she does right now.