Q: How do you face blogging after a silence of over a year?
A: Pretend it never happened!
Are you with me?
Meggie turned two yesterday - TWO! Which is to say that she has successfully traversed two entire circuits around the sun. And in that time her hair has grown, she's learned to jump, and has fallen helplessly in love with "Pingu-ong."
She's an expert at opening presents now
She has always shown a strong interest in books, so most of her presents were of the literary variety. It feels strange for her to have graduated from the hard-wearing board books to which we've grown accustomed over the last couple of years, but I'm going to trust her to be careful with these beautiful paper pages.
We had a party at Machinations in Llanbrynmair again - it was great to see Meggie fearlessly going down the tunnel slide and running about, when last year she was only able to get about on two legs with the help of the walker.
So much has changed.
For example, she can talk now. About two months ago, all in a rush, she suddenly progressed from pointing and miming to speaking full (although not perfectly grammatically correct) sentences. "Mummy moop (milk) all gone 'way." (I stopped in July and it wasn't as challenging as I'd feared)
"Nana-Dad teddy bears upstairs, Meggie get dem now?" (Actually, forget that question mark - this was more of a bossy statement, she very rarely asks permission for anything, ha ha)
"Meggie Mummy got small Meggie in der now."
Oops, probably let the cat out of the bag now.
I had asked for a smile