Delaney celebrated her 18 months with an intermittent hacking cough that kept her up nearly three hours past her bedtime. Girl knows how to party. She's been sick on and off since Wednesday night and just when we think her little cold is gone it reincarnates itself.
I thought I'd celebrate by mentioning some of the sweet and funny things she's been saying lately:
My personal favorites: Hold you, Mama! and Hold you, Daay! (daddy)
Aggin. - Said primarily to get me to sing, in my completely off-key voice, the song I just sang -- the notes of which were responsible for killing at least three birds a few doors down.
Delaney's best example of understanding cause and effect: Skatch! Babies ky. Otherwise known as Delaney's catchphrase: "Scratch! Babies cry," and variations on a theme which include: Peench! Mama ky.
Get back! Said with hand stuck out in front of her as some do when saying, "Oh no, you di' nt!" and her even more hilarious versions using our full names: Get back, Roger ______! or Get back Cah-yeen ______! both statements that greet us frequently first thing in the morning over the monitor.
Cheesebugger - AKA the beagle next door who was named by his then-six-year-old master for his favorite food.
Puhkin - "Pumpkin"
Moore puff. - Her request for more Veggie Booty (a toddler delicacy).
Boo boo hut - Said while pointing to her mummified-from-sucking thumb on her right hand
Ina eet ma cacker. - "I'm going to eat my cracker."
Daay wok. - "Daddy's at work."
Bubba baff - "Bubble bath."
Bakin head - Said while running a piece of bacon through her hair. She's classy like that. Must take after her mama.