Tuesday, October 18, 2005

You Know The Baby Years are Gone When...

1. She FINALLY learns to poop on the potty!

2. She says phrases like "Of course"!

3. She performs songs for everyone, including the old lady behind you in the grocery line!

Merry has crossed over. She is now a pre-schooler, a little girl, and no longer a toddler.
She has spent the past week entertaining us and everyone she comes in contact with! Her favorite thing to do? Call up everybody in mommy's phonebook and sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord" to them.

I heard her playing with Kelsey the other day.

"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME KELSEY EVER HELD HER LAMBIE!"
And later;
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME FOR DRAGON'S BIRTHDAY!"
Where did she get that? Who knows? Maybe "Dumbo"? That's my guess.

We have discovered that you can do jigsaw puzzles online. While doing a puzzle with a picture of ships, Merry declared, "Ahoy, Mateys, let's go!"
I think that one came from Dora the Explorer.
And speaking of jigsaw puzzles, the child can do a 25 piece jigsaw puzzle in ten minutes flat. She obviously has her father's analytical mind, instead of my wandering one!

Yes...the baby years are gone. Merry is a "big girl" now.

I comfort myself in knowing that I still have Kelsey to pottytrain and wean from the pacifier. (COMFORT? YEAH RIGHT!)

3 comments:

Judy said...

I'm with you on the "Dumbo" reference...definitely sounds like that!

I miss Travis and his babyness, but I'll tell ya, having a six year old is fun, too!

patti roberts said...

Daddy always says, "Enjoy each stage as much as you can, it will pass too quickly". We know that from experience.
I know where Meredith gets her singing talents. You used to make up songs and sing them as loud as you could, for all to hear.
The "potty" victory is really a wonderful thing. Grammy is all for it!
Love you all

Jim Fisher said...

With each new age comes new things that can be done. They are your babys untill they are teenagers. Until they stop wanting your help, they are your babys. This I know from experience. You have many years left, not to worry just yet. When they get to approx 12 or 13, the baby will leave and the adult starts to come in.
God bless