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Let's Hear it For the Kids! Anikka Update

{I thought it would be fun to do a week of kid-related posts a) for the grandparents and b) because I need some perspective of "busy-ness for a good cause" and celebrating all things child-related seems to lift even the crabbiest of my moods. If you'd like to play along, leave your blog in the comment section so we can follow you, too! Each day will be devoted to a child, then some favorite books, and nooks.}
Anikka playing with the tree blocks at Tree Adventure in Nebraska City.
Anikka is now 19 months and I simply can't get over what a big kid she's getting to be. I have to be honest the 15 month mark was one of my favorite and I simply can't bear that my baby (Oh Lord, help me) is getting out of that sweet stage. She's of course, fun at just about any age (though I'd skip the first six weeks again...) but her independence is certainly her strongest character trait right now. She sometimes likes help, okay maybe 5% of the time she'll accept help, but generally, no.
I love the difference between boys and girls and I am just tickled I was lucky enough to have one of each. Ani just loves shoes, hats, and things in her hair (swoon!) and don't forget dresses and legwarmers. I think she knows we're onto her cuteness factor. And yes, I'm totally loving these things right now so I can remind myself when she's 13 what the deal is.
Lukka is Ani's favorite playmate and she loves to do whatever he is doing. Since they're so close in age, and of course, stuck with each other, they play together all the time and get along a lot of the time. Thank goodness. (Funny story, sort of: Lukka popped a kid in the nose when he pushed Ani down, and although we had a chat about that after the fact, I'm pretty sure I saw a wee bit of pride in Daddy for protecting "little sissy".)
Anikka likes to read, but doesn't have much of an attention span to sit and listen, she wants to TALK. And TALK, she does. At her age she is flying like crazy through vocab and is now repeating words she (likes?) hears. Her favorite are "doggie" and "dawwie" (that'd be dolly to those of us who don't speak piglet). She loves carrying around one of two soft dolls, taking them for rides in her stroller, and cooking up a storm with her mini wooden kitchen. She also loves to get dirty!
I hope you enjoyed these brief little updates on the Mast kids, grandparents :)


kylee said…
I loved these updates! I'm so looking forward to when Azra hits this stage!
Jocelyn said…
Love that little girl - she is so adorable (and Lukka is such a sweet little guys as well). I'm proud of him protecting his little sister :-)

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