It’s been fascinating to watch Cakes’ interests change over the months. At 12 months, she loved her books best – she would sit for great lengths of time, pointing and babbling. Once she started to walk, language took a backseat as she concentrated on her large motor skills – she conquered most of the equipment at the playground, including obstacles children twice her age couldn’t master. Now, her chief interest is pretend play. This is by far the most fun activity for me. She received a baby and stroller for Christmas and it makes me melt to see her feed and burp her baby. She’ll load Emma (yes, I named her) and Simon in the stroller and cover them tenderly before embarking on a stroll:
I can’t convince her Emma is not yet ready for Cheerios:
Her grandparents put her to work in the office when we visit:
My mother gave her a 70-piece set of dishes for Christmas. At first I was a little peeved (70 more things to pick up!) but I’m over it. Cakes and I have tea together. She hands me my dessert bowl and scoops ice-cream into it. She pours me a tea and adds milk. She just beams when I tell her how good it is. And then I beam inside.
I finally saw Little Miss Sunshine, which many bloggers have recommended. I agree - it was delightful.