Over the Christmas break Josh and I both really noticed how well Bella’s speech is coming along now. She’s started to string words together and it’s so sweet albeit absolutely hilarious hearing the little phrases she comes out with. I felt the need to write them down as I just desperately don’t want to forget them!
I love how she calls her baby cousin Olivia (who she is absolutely besotted with) ‘Bebe Lair’. No matter how many times we try and teach her to say ‘Olivia’ she’ll just smile and come back with ‘Bebe Lair’. She sometimes struggles with pronouncing her L’s so lights come out as ‘dights’ and lunch is ‘dunch’ although she has no problems when it comes to singing ‘let it gooooo’ a million times a day. The obsession is real folks.
Whenever she’d like to see someone, normally Daddy or Auntie Ema she’ll often ask me ‘Bella (pronounced more like ‘Bewwaa’) seeee Daddy pleaseeee?’ with the cheekiest look on her face and if we don’t instantly go and see said person she’ll start calling ‘Daddy where are yooooooouuu?’ whilst frantically searching the house. It makes me laugh every single time.
And of course, my favourite thing she says is ‘Lullooo’ which is her version of ‘love you’. She told me she loved me for the first time completely unprompted recently and I thought my Mama heart was literally going to fly out of my chest. I had just tucked her into bed, kissed her goodnight and before I could say it first she just looked at me and softly said ‘I Lullooo Mummyyyy’ with a beaming smile on her face. One of ‘those moments’ that you just don’t ever want to forget. One of the moments that makes it all worth it, every toddler tantrum, every meal refused, every broken nights sleep. When your two year old tells you they love you, nothing else matters.
I’m linking up this post with the lovely Katie who blogs over at Mummy Daddy Me to (hopefully) share a whole year of our Ordinary Moments week by week, as these are the little things I want to hold onto the most and be able to look back on in years to come!