Posts from the ‘She is….’ Category

She is…22 months

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Wasn’t it yesterday I found out I was pregnant? The most wonderful of all Valentines gifts was finding out I was going to be a mama, and now my baby is on the verge of being two years old.

Callie Jo slept in a big girl bed for the first time last night. We had a little bit of a struggle in the beginning. She kept crying for me and to go to our room. I decided to lay down next to her and sing to her like I used to do when she was an infant. Worked like a charm…maybe she remembered the songs (“Stay Awake ” from Mary Poppins, Eddy Arnold’s “Daddy’s Little Girl” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”)??  At any rate, my big girl slept the entire night through. Proud mama moment! (:

My sweet angel is a bundle of content joy. She is much more interested in the mechanics and the process of something than the actual task or object. She would LIVE outside if I would allow it. Anything that has to do with water or rocks makes my child squeal with joy. I know…rocks? Its true though…she will lay amongst them and hug as many as she can gather.
Callie is talking very clearly and has a wide range of words in her vocabulary …two of the cutest being “pas-ta” and “sissippi” ( Mississippi ). She is constantly climbing, moving, talking, or singing. She loves playing the “toot toot” (trumpet) with her daddy. She is quite the polite child. ” Callie would You like to take a nap now?” “No thank you” is her usual response.  She is constantly making my heart smile and I love her so. 
I realize to some these particular posts may seem a bit rambling, but for a nostalgic mama they are a way to remember the little moments that pass so quickly, and so I remember….

P.s. I forgot about this draft and So its a little late. (: Callie is officially two now and I will be sure to blog about her new accomplishments soon!

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She is…16 months

Callie Jo can say chicken, duck, dog, outside, tree, mama, daddy, three. hi, wow, ohhhh, what’s that…She knows how to shake her head yes and no although it usually throws her a little off balance. She knows that a duck says “kack, kack” and a dog says “oooff”. When you say TOUCHDOWN she throws her hands in the air and screams “yaaaaaa”… She loves sitting by her bookshelf and looking at her books. She’s learning how to pretend. Taking a drink or eating some “food” with her new little kitchen utensils is usually followed by a  “uuummm” all the while licking her lips VERY dramatically. Callie loves wearing hats, and still sleeps with her blankie. Her sweet little hands pat your back or face “tenderly” and she is known to give lots of hugs and wet kisses. She’s is very deliberatly stubborn and so beautifully intelligent. She has recently learned how to frown, but it is quickly followed up by the cutest, widest grin you have ever seen. It’s amazing watching her figure things out… She will stand for long periods of time to try and figure out how the car seat or high chair buckles. She loves her rocking horse and lays her head on his saddle petting his side. She also enjoys riding with no hands wearing her cowgirl hat that hasn’t fit her in 6 months. Her veggie tale movies are still her favorite BY FAR, but Peter Pan has recently become a big hit. Callie is a goofy, loud, silly, beautiful, crazy little weirdo and i’m so proud and blessed to call her my daughter.

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She is….10 months


My daughter is silly and loves to scrunch up her nose when she giggles.

She is headstrong, and tends to push you away from her when she is finished with you. (We need to keep working on that…)

She loves to “dance, dance” and “jump, jump” when she first wakes up in the morning.

She is not a fan of diaper changes and I am constantly having to find new ways of distracting her until the deed is done.

She can say “dadda”, “duck”, “tickle-tickle” and “chick-chick” although it is usually only Tim or myself that can understand her tickle and chick 🙂

She has been walking since 9 months and is practically running now. She is a woman on a mission. She is curious to touch everything, but doesn’t linger in one place too long. (next lesson…stopping to smell the roses)

My daughter is beautiful with very light brown almost blonde hair, and deep sky blue eyes. How did THAT happen???

She can sit for and play for hours outside, and loves to go “off-roading” in her Jeep umbrella stroller with daddy in the backyard.


She is not afraid of dogs, or thunderstorms but has a complete meltdown when new people try to talk to her or family members she doesn’t always see try to hold her.

She must travel with her duck!

She is severely independent and sometimes I blame myself for that.

She has a wonderful sense of humor, and the most precious giggly laugh.

My daughter still takes two naps a day and sleeps 12 hours a night. I am indescribably grateful for this.

She slept with me until she was three months old and a part of me still misses cuddling with her through the night.

She puts her perfect little hands on either side of my face and pulls me down to her to give kisses…time stands still and it completely makes the trials of day disappear. I am in heaven.


I love my Callie Jo with every fiber in my body. I never imagined loving someone so much, and this is coming from a girl who has played “mom” since she was a very little girl herself. I strive daily to not just be a good mom or a better mom, but a mom that inspires my daughter, and shows her the love of One that loves her more than I ever could. This is my hearts prayer.