Gemma is 14 months now and a total spitfire!!! And I mean that in the best possible way. She's running (yes, running) all over the house now, wrestling with Timmy (their favorite activity together), and loves to dig in the dirt with big brother's trucks. Such a tomboy! And I couldn't be happier. She is busy, busy, busy!
She's also a water lover. Thank goodness for that! It's in her blood though:) As soon as dinner is over, she and Timmy practically race up the stairs for the bathtub. She mimics him, attempting to blow bubbles with her face in the water and then laughs. During Timmy's swim lessons, the other moms chuckle as I spend nearly the entire half hour pacing around the pool with her while she attempts a break away to dive in.
Gemma is a crayon eater. Maybe crayon inhaler is a better description. These days it's a rarity when her diapers aren't multi-colored. Yesterday it was pink and purple. That kid must have a beacon sensor for crayons. And wow, when she sees one, it's in her hands/mouth in a flash. Timmy ate sand at this age. I don't get it. She won't eat a waffle to save her life, yet she looks at a crayon the way I look at an ice cream sundae. Ugh...
What I love the most is the incredible bond I already see forming between her and Timmy. Jim and I know we lucked out big time because (for the time being at least) those two are THICK AS THIEVES. They do EVERYTHING together. Timmy had the option of coming with me to get a little treat from our local bakery last week but turned it down because Gemma wasn't coming with us. Every morning they wrestle in Timmy's bed. At breakfast, Timmy has permanently moved his placemat next to Gemma. They play Legos together, dirt in the dirt, splash in the bathtub, you name it. Love. Love. Love. I wonder how many years I'll get to enjoy this.
How lucky am I that I have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom??!!