Little Miss H is almost 32 months old.
Our darling girl has been an amazing , bubbly and cheeky presence in our lives for over two and a half years.
I am in shock at how quickly the time has gone. It only seems like yesterday that I was cuddling our newborn baby for the first time.
Little Miss H has such a unique and beautiful personality. She is a confident little girl with a huge smile. She never fails to brighten the dullest of days.
I wish I could bottle her or stop time so that I can remember every tiny detail. I hope I never forgot what she is like at this moment.
In celebration of our darling daughter growing up into a beautiful little girl and to help my memory in the future, I wish to present to you part one of my A to Z of Little Miss H.
An A to Z of Little Miss H: A to M
A is for acrobatics – Our daughter is an acrobat. She prances around all the time. She climbs. She jumps. She dances. She is a gymnast. She never sits still. She never stops.
B is for baking – Little Miss H and I have recently begun to bake weekly. This makes me happy because baking is one of my favourite past times and I LOVE cake! Little Miss H loves cake too. So she not only enjoys the process of baking (and licking the spoon) but also eating the sugary treats that emerge out of the oven.
C is for colouring books – Little Miss loves to colour. Often, when we are colouring she undertakes the role of director. She asks Mr H or I to draw sharks or hearts or wobbly jellyfish. We first have to draw a baby shark, then a daddy shark and finally a mummy shark. Always in that order. Her colouring books, crayons and pencils are amongst her most prized possessions.
D is for Daddy – There is no doubt about it, Little Miss H is a daddy’s girl. Through and through. She adores him. Worships him. Her daddy is awesome in every way.
E is for energy – Little Miss H has so much energy. She dropped her final nap of the day a few months ago. She wakes every day at 06.00 and is on the go until she goes to sleep between 18.30 and 19.00. She also does not believe in quiet time or sleeping at night. I don’t know where she gets it from. Because I need sleep. Mr H needs sleep. But Little Miss H believes that sleep is for wimps
F is for fairy – If given the choice, Little Miss H would wear a fairy dress every day. It doesn’t matter if we are planning to go to a party, a play date or to do some messy painting. Little Miss H wants to wear her fairy dress. Her allegiances lie with her pink fairy dress but on occasions she will mix things up a bit and wear her red dress. She also adores fairy dancing. This mainly involves her spinning on tip toes. Getting increasingly dizzy until she falls onto the floor giggling.
G is for “go see animals” – Whilst we were packing for the move, Mr H took Little Miss H out for some day trips so that I could get on with dismantling our flat without a helper. They had two fabulous days where they went to the zoo and to feed the ducks. Now every time Mr H puts Little Miss in the car seat she says “go see animals”. We don’t know if it is a question or an order. Either way it is hard to tell her that we are going to B&Q or into town.
H is for hungry – Little Miss H is always hungry. But not for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Little Miss is always hungry for snacks, cakes, biscuits, crisps, cereal bars, bananas and milk. She also has an insatiable appetite for apple juice. In the past week, she has learnt how to get into our fridge freezer and she often appears in the living room with the carton of apple juice or a bottle of milk in her hand and one of her drinking cups.
I is for independence – Our daughter is a hugely independent soul. In November, she managed to lock me out of the house. She was locked inside. For half an hour I tried to plead with her through the letterbox to open the door. But she wouldn’t. She was quite happy playing in the kitchen and waving at me through the window. When the fireman came (yes, really!) to open the door, they were surprised that she was so calm and happy. I really believe that if we had left her for another five minutes then she would have poured herself a cup of milk, put a DVD on, grabbed a blanket and Maxi the monkey and settled down for an evening on the sofa. I blame her father!!!!
J is for jewellery – I didn’t think our daughter would discover jewellery until she was older. But oh no, she loves the stuff. Raiding my jewellery collection is now one of her favourite pastimes. She can often be found with bangles up her arms and with every necklace I own around her neck. To save my statement necklaces, I bought her a Frozen necklace and a pack of rings from Poundland. But apparently they are just not as good!
K is for Kwazii Kitten – For anyone not in the know, Kwazii Kitten is an Octonaut. And being a pirate means that he is by far the coolest Octonaut to live in the Octopod. Little Miss H is obsessed with Octonauts. She loves it. In fact, it is thanks to that programme that some of her first words included “Porcupine Pufferfish” and “giant jellyfish”. Kwazii Kitten is her favourite Octonaut and we now share our house with five Kwaziis of various sizes.
L is for Lion King – Lion King is another obsession. It began a few months ago. We couldn’t go for a full day without Little Miss H begging and pleading to watch the DVD. In fact, she would often put the TV on, put the DVD in the DVD player and bring me the remote control. Even though I watched it every day for a couple of months I still can’t watch THAT scene. Sob sob!
M is for Maxi the Monkey – Little Miss H has had Maxi the Monkey since the day she was born. I remember Mr H telling her an amazing story all about Maxi and an evil giraffe. She was two days old. Maxi now goes everywhere with Little Miss H. He sleeps with her every night. And he is always the first thing she wants when she is ill or upset. Her love for this tatty and rather smelly monkey knows no bounds.
I hope you enjoyed part one of this A to Z and you feel you know our lovely and eccentric daughter a little better. Look out for part two soon!