Liapalooza 2010

This is my first solid summertime month with Lia and has been dubbed Liapalooza 2010.  This is the first time since she was 4 months old that I have had for for more than one week straight and I couldn’t be happier.  Although we are midway through our 2nd full week together, so many things have transpired, said and witnessed that I actually had to start making a mental note of things I wanted to talk about so bare with me as I try and flush out these wonderful moments of bonding, laughing and parenting.

Sine we live in a 2 story house, a baby gate is a given and necessity.  Over the course of having the gate, she pretty much has ignored it’s existence and just realized it was an immovable obstacle and it did it’s job.  This past weekend, she was ready to head to the donut shop as we promised donuts bright and early the next morning.  Between climbing in and out of our bed, side stepping Dylan, and reminding us that the word donut does start to sound funny after 300 times of hearing it that we decided to finally start to get ready.  While we were putting our clothes, she was still in her nightgown, but in her mind she had one foot already in Shipley’s.  Standing firm by the baby gate and losing patience, she said that we needed to hurry as she hit the baby gate softly with her hands and said because she can’t escape “this”.  It was an obvious statement, but the fact that she used the word escape let me in the fact that maybe there have been futile efforts to “escape” the gate before.  Either way the wording was classic Lia and not soon forgotten.

Lia also has made it clear that diapers are for babies and that she wears “pooh-lups”.  She only wears them at night but make no mistake about it, they are not diapers.  The dialect on the word “pull-ups” is hysterical and cracks me up every time and I find myself asking her if she wears diapers just so I can hear her correct me and say it for me.  I even wanted it recorded so I can hear it over and over, and of course so others can hear it because it’s just too precious.  Listen for yourself as I have it available for your listening pleasure below.

Stay tuned for the rest of Liapalooza 2010 as there is more to come.