Little Leah is one of my favorite tiny humans ever! She is the daughter of our family friends, Beth and Marc and is also my mother’s godchild. I got to hang out with her one-on-one the other day and we had the best time!
I think I’ve only seen this little girl unhappy maybe once in her life… maybe. She is the happiest munchkin ever and is FULL of personality!
We played with so many fun toys during her visit and had lots of laughs. Leah is very verbal now at two years old and communicates extremely well. She can even say my name which is usually a pretty tough one for kids. She knows all her colors and animals and loves anything to do with music. She even serenaded me with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on a mini piano that she dug out of the toy bin 😉
We played with bubbles and had a tea party with little plastic teacups. One of Leah’s favorite things to do is to “feed” others whether it be humans or stuffed animals. She loves to “refill” the cups and even says the refreshing “ahhhhh” after she’s done drinking her pretend tea. So cute!
Bear needed loves in this next shot and Leah was happy to oblige:
The little toy in the pictures below is an all-time favorite of every single kid that has ever played with it – no joke. Kids are AMAZED by this toy! It’s a little jar of fake berries that came with a doll I had as a child. When the spoon is inserted and removed from the jar, little plastic berries magically appear as if they were scooped right out! Then, when they are “fed” to someone, the berries retract back into the spoon and “disappear.” I swear kids think it’s magic! It’s so entertaining to watch them as they try to figure out whether someone actually ate the berries or not!
This is the look I got when I interrupted Leah feeding berries to her puppy:
Apparently it was my turn to feed the puppy next:
This pink butterfly hat is one of Leah’s mom, Beth’s favorite accessories for her little sweetie. When I put it on Leah with the brim facing forward, she immediately turned it around backwards and started asking, “Dada?” Guess we know how Daddy wears his hats!
We did eventually get that hat turned back around so we could get a glimpse of that cute little butterfly.
Leah is a very curious little tyke and loves to explore new things. When I brought her to the shed in our yard to use as a backdrop, she decided she wanted to know what was inside instead!
Also, in the house is an old library card catalog; well, that is a goldmine for piquing the curiosity of a two-year-old. Imagine all the toys she could fit in here!
We took a little break at one point to watch / listen to one of Leah’s favorite songs – the theme song to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She loves Mickey but she ADORES Minnie! How many little girls do you know that don’t love Minnie Mouse? None, that’s how many.
Time to go back outside and get a few more shots before Mommy and Daddy got back from their doctor’s appointment – Leah is going to be a big sister to another little girl!! How exciting!
For now, Leah enjoys being the baby of the family and is so loved by everyone who knows her.
Say “CHEESE” Leah!! She seriously does the best “cheese” I’ve ever seen!
Love this little nugget to pieces and can’t wait to see her grow up! Keep being your goofy, wonderful self, Leah! Say thanks to your mommy and daddy for me for letting me have a play date with you! See you soon baby girl 😀