A is for apple. You’re the apple of my eye. It’s also for awesome, which is what I find motherhood to be.
B is for Boo. You call your dog constantly. It’s also for bath, which is your favorite part of bedtime.
C is for cousins. I think Shelly’s your favorite right now. It’s also for cheese, which is still your favorite food.
D is for Dada. He lights up your world. It’s also for doodles, which is apparently a good breakfast food these days.
E is for enamored. I am completely, with you.
F is for feet. Yours are the only ones I like.
G is for gogurt. Most people call it yogurt.
H is for hello. You say it when you pretend to answer your phone (or your hand, or your blocks, or whatever else you’re holding up to your ear).
I is for in love. Ok, that’s two words, but it still works.
J is for jammy dance. We do one every night when we put on your jammies.
K is for kale. It’s perhaps the healthiest thing you eat. It’s also for Kathy, who we are very lucky to have!
L is for Linus, or Lineye as you call him. Your dad calls him your little brother.
M is for Miles. But your Bubby calls you Smiles. It’s also for Mama, my favorite word from you.
N is for no. It’s your favorite word most days.
O is for overwhelmed, overcome, and overjoyed. I am all three at the mere thought of you.
P is for piddies. Your littlest one goes Wee Wee Wee Wee! all the way home.
Q is for quiet moments. They’re rare, but amazing.
R is for ransack. It’s the only word to describe what you do to our house. (We love you anyway.)
S is for Saki. Sometimes you love her a little too much. It’s also for sleeping through the night, which you’re doing a lot more now.
T is for teeth. You have more than your fair share for your age. It’s also for teething…8 more teeth to go!
U is for Uh Oh. It’s a common refrain around here. It’s also for up, which you now know to say when you want to be picked up or climb the stairs.
V is for vivacious. Your spirit brings life to our home.
W is for walking. You went from crawling to walking to running all in one weekend!
X is for Xcited (ok, I spelled that wrong, but cut me some slack on this one!). Your excitement about the smallest things is contagious!
Y is for YAY! Clap your hands when you say it.
Z is for Zadie. Your grandfather’s smitten with you.