Favorite Songs: Still completely obsessed with her music videos, the tot now has actions to add to her favorite jams. She will clap her hands, stomp her feet and throw her hands up in the air (since she can't shout hooray) during "If You're Happy & You Know It". She can roll her arms and pat her legs during "Pat-A-Cake". But her favorite is hitting herself on the head and wagging her pointer finger 'no' during "Five Little Monkeys". I know I've said it before, but this kid is funny. Her dance moves and the way she comes up with things out of thin air is simply hilarious. Some of her other favorites are "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", "The ABC Song", and, of course, "The Wheels on the Bus". We've learned that if Tay is upset or doesn't want to do something, singing a song provides an instant distraction for her. It's amazing how all-encompassed she is with music - a passion that I hope she never loses!
Favorite Food: This kid has been channeling her inner Garfield recently, because she absolutely loves lasagna! Since she loves it so much, I have been making it about once a week and she will gobble down two or three plate fulls in one setting. Talk about a girl after my own heart! While she's still a fan of broccoli and all types of berries, she has recently added grilled cheese, meatloaf, french fries, and bananas to her list of favorites. Our favorite, on the other hand, has to be watching her eat. She loves rubbing food on her face and in her hair and will shovel her meal into her mouth as fast as she can until her plate is clean. She takes the most giant bites out of pickles and bananas and then grins from ear to ear as if she's really accomplished something. Dinnertime is never boring with this little one around!
Mama's Little Helper: The tot has recently taken on the role as my new assistant. She loves helping with anything and everything from cooking dinner and putting away the laundry to blowing her nose and throwing away the tissue (something we're all too familiar with lately). A few nights ago, Jake took off Taylor's clothes before bath time and told her take them to her hamper. Later that night, I went in her room to check on something and noticed one of her dresser drawers was partially opened with her dirty clothes and socks shoved inside. I literally laughed out loud at her adorableness. Bless her heart for wanting to help, but it seems she needs a little more guidance before we put her on full-time laundry duty!