Maisie made me laugh so much today that I just had to write down a couple of the things she said while they are fresh in my mind.
First of all, Jake's in California, and every time Maisie asks where he is and I reply "California," she says, "Just like Katy Perry!" She did this the last time he was in California too.
This morning we were over at a friend's house and she leaned over and whispered to me, "Mama, I like you SO MUCH." Sweet baby! She is also quick to tell you that she loves you and give kisses. However...
I kissed her shoulder this afternoon and she said, "No no no! I not want that kiss! I wipe it off!," and she acted like she was wiping it off. I made a sad face and said, "Oh no! No kisses?" She immediately grinned and started patting her shoulder and said, "I put it back on. I put the kiss back on."
This morning we were driving over the Potomac and she said, "Mama, look at that water! Look at all that water!" I said, "Yeah, that's the Potomac River! Can you say Potomac?" She said, "The Potomac! That is ONE. GOOD. RIVER!" Then, this afternoon, we were driving BACK over the Potomac and she said, "What's that water?" I said, again, "It's the Potomac." She said again, "The Potomac!" Then she turned to her stuffed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and said, "Rudolph, can you say 'Potomac River'?" Then she made a high squeaky voice and said, as if she were Rudolph, "Potomac River! Potomac River!"
Driving home tonight I saw a big cute dog so I said, "Maisie, look at that dog! Do you see it?" I don't know if she was telling the truth or just teasing me, but she said, "No, I don't see it. I see the leash, but I not see that doggie. Just the leash."
This evening she was pretending to take pictures of things with a pretend camera. She showed me a pretend picture and said, "Look! It's a picture of you! You sitting down, reading a book." Then she looked at the "camera" again and said, "Look. Here's a picture of Daddy. He cooking something." (I don't cook much, okay, but I do read a lot.)
Finally tonight she walked over to me out of the blue, hands outstretched, palms up, eyes wide, eyebrows raised, like she had the best idea in the world. She said, "Hey Emilie! How about some... [loud stage whisper] ...YO GABBA GABBA?"