Nothing earth-shattering, but the other day we were out and about discussing the local landscape and Kelsey noted that something was "huge-big". Standard Kelsey-speak except that huge sounded exactly as it should vs. the previous "hoo-ge" big that we often received.
Just another reminder that the little one is growing up. No surprise, but, of course, a touch of sadness. I love the words they make up as they are learning how to form words. Not because they don't know the word, but simply that their little mouths can't yet pronounce it correctly. So now everything is huge-big, but somehow, it just doesn't sound quite as grand.
It was then almost ironic that she slipped back to another old favorite on Friday afternoon. She was having a play date with her new friend, Jo, and sharing her heart-shaped marshmallows. NOTE TO GRANDPA & DIBBY: Said marshmallows extremely popular and consumed within minutes; if any still left in the tri-state area, please send more!
In the excitement of the early opening of the marshmallows (we just couldn't wait for Valentine's Day), Kelsey ran into the room to request more.
"Please, please, can I have some more smashmallows to share with Josephine?"
My heart warmed up as Kels tumbled through the word she had used as toddler, but I thought had long-since forgotten. You can bet she walked off grinning ear to ear with her smashmallows while I watched and committed the scene to memory. There is much to be said for their growing up, but even more to be said for these sweet moments of childhood.