Saturday, September 8, 2012

Oh Hello...

The munchkin is getting so big and she makes me laugh a ton, every single day. There are some things I just gotta write down because I think it'll be great to look back upon one day and reminisce. I don't want to forget all of the cute things that she's doing, so here's the latest and greatest.

Right around the time she turned one, Little m became obsessed with books. She can't get enough of them these days. Her attention span is seriously lacking and sometimes she stays engaged with a book from start to finish and other times for only a page or two.

Every night before bedtime she reads books with her daddy. Finally! I have been waiting for this day forever. Well I guess only a year, but still. Little m makes her teacher mama so happy with her new found love of books! This new bedtime ritual makes my heart melt. It is so freaking cute to watch.

First, Little m toddles (um, yeah, she's walking) on over to her bookshelf. She falls along the way and continues crawling over. 

She ponders the book selection and chooses her favourite. All of them are her favourite. 

She can't stand up on her own yet so she tries to crawl while holding the book, which doesn't work very well. Either that or she tries to walk upright on her knees, which also doesn't work well.

Little m makes it back to her daddy and he pulls her up onto his lap to read the book. 

She pays attention until she's bored, wiggles out of his arms, and starts the process again. 

By the end of story time there's usually a stack of ten books on the floor beside the chair. I love it. 
It's so cute to watch this bonding time with daddy and daughter. 

Here's a short video of their nightly ritual:

I can't believe she's such a big girl now. 


  1. Ahhhhh...she is so darn cute!!!! So nice to see Miss M and her daddy bonding together...

  2. It must make daddy extra proud to know he built those book shelves for her to store her prized possessions. Love the video. Thanks!

  3. Great video, I know I always say this, but I can't believe how fast they grow up! It's amazing to watch how much they transform in their first year!

  4. Oh I love this video ... What great parents you have Maren ... With love from Great Grandma NAN O

  5. Michelle GrenvilleSeptember 09, 2012 11:44 AM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this video! So sweet! What a great father-daughter moment!! I love the bookshelves too! So creative!!

    1. Thanks Michy! We got those at Ikea - they're just photo frame shelves. Super cheap and easy for her to reach her books. Did you notice the Winnie the Pooh book you got her? She loves it!