Friday, February 6, 2009

One year olds: I could eat 'em up.

Of course I love my children at every age, and there are nice things about all of the various stages. But I've got to admit, I've got it really bad for one year olds. As adorable as infants are, I find toddlers to be particularly edible. They are like little upright babies, but they've got the added personality dimensions that come with full mobility and quasi-talking.

They still sleep with their little bottoms in the air:

They are curious about everything, like "what will happen if I stick my mouth under this running bath water?"

They "talk." You don't know what they are saying, but they do, and they are very earnest about it. Caroline and I had the following conversation the other day:

Me: Oh Caroline! Look! It's a PUPPY!! Can you say puppy? Pup-py. Pup-py.
Caroline: Woof.
Me: Ooooooooh, that's so CLOSE, sweetie!!! You so smart!

They attack their food with gusto:

And view with suspicion anybody who seems to be getting too close to their cookie:

I know many people mourn the end of the baby months, but what can I say -- the baby months don't tend to go so hot for us. But somebody better remember to bring mama a few boxes of Kleenex on Caroline's second birthday.


Amanda said...

Is that a World Peace Cookie that Caroline is enjoying in the bottom picture??

Caden and Carter's Mom said...

Ohhh... she is so sweet! I love the infant stage, but I love this stage too. Then they learn to talk back. I am still trying to find the part to love about that stage!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

SO cute!!!!

Cathy said...

Amanda, why yes, that IS a WPC. And I think she got that "back away from my cookie, dude" glare from me.

Gina, you know the old saying, "you spend the first few years wishing they would walk and talk, and the rest of their childhood wishing they would sit down and shut up." Okay, so that's a bit harsh, but there is a nugget of truth in there for sure!

Jennifer -- thank you!