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These past few days have been a real eye opener for me.

M is truly at that age where she and I can actually play!

Not that we weren’t playing before…

Most of it was me doing something to get a reaction from her.. it was more “one-sided” play. 

There were occasions where we would play “tea party,” but it was still me pouring tea, drinking it.. and waiting for HER to do the same, or laugh, or something..

But it wasn’t truly interactive..

Now.. it is.. and it’s so much fun!  What’s even better is that SHE will initiate it.. and SHE will do something to get a reaction from ME!

My baby’s growing up!

She loves to hide, so she will get on her little Hello Kitty sofa/bed and pull the couch part over her and be really quiet.. she’ll peek ever so slightly.. and then she’ll squeal at me to know she’s been there the whole time.  While she’s hiding, I pretend that I lost her, and ask Hubby if he knows where she is..

Another game we play is that she pretends to be asleep.  She’ll lay down on a pillow, and I will go over and pat her while singing a lullaby.. then she pops right up and I say, “Oh! You’re awake!”  Then I do the same, but instead, she wakes me up and then says “Wake!”

We also love to play peek-a-boo with each other on her Hello Kitty sofa/bed.  We set the sofa/bed up as a sofa, then we duck our heads behind the backrest and then simultaneously lift our heads up and say “bah!” to each other.. it’s the cutest thing watching her peek at me to see when to pop her head up..

The way she laughs when we play together is so infectious.  It makes all the hardwork and tiredness of the workday just melt away with each giggle..

I love this age.  She’s so much fun! 

What kind of games do you play with your little one?

I just finished watching the Lakers beat the Nets.

I like watching basketball, especially Lakers basketball.  I love going to the Laker games and just being with all the other Laker fans.  The energy is unbelievable.. especially when they are playing against a harder team to beat.

I like watching basketball.. but I don’t know a darn thing about it.

I mean, I know the basic rules.  Each team has to put the ball through the hoop in order to score points.

It’s the technical things I don’t know.. like fouls.. positioning.. the names of the positions and what they mean.

My cousin’s 8yr old son can rattle off basketball jargon like it’s his second language.. and I usually have no clue what he’s talking about..

My dad and brother can spot fouls before the ref even blows his whistle.. when all I see is just a big jumble of tall men tripping around for the basketball…

I need to learn some of these rules.. I need to know what they mean by fouls.. what fouls look like.. and all that mess..

Maybe if I speak enough basketball-talk it would get my boyfriend to appreciate the sport a little better.. or maybe it would just impress him more that I’m into a sport.. hahah..

Either way.. it’s win-win!

Since I’m all about writing lists and stuff.. here are a list of some of my guilty pleasures.. most involve anything Disney..

High School Musical
I own the first and second movies.  I was in the stage production of the show at the local community theater (with pictures to prove it!).  And thanks to a good friend that works at Disney, I was able to watch the cast parade down mainstreet during the opening of High School Musical 2 (with pictures to prove it!).  I swear, I’m an adult!

Hannah Montana and other Disney Channel shows..
Ok.. I admit to watching the Disney Channel.. a lot.  It’s nice cheesy, happy TV..

Jon & Kate Plus Eight
I recently discovered this show and I am instantly hooked.  I have to say that my favorite kids are Alexis, Leah and Aaden.  I’m seriously contemplating buying the first and second season DVD to catch up on it all.  Those kids are too cute beyond words, and a great form of birth control… who really wants eight kids?!?!

Star Baron on Bubblebox.com
It’s a computer game.  Kinda where your star color has to take over the other stars color and dominate all the stars on the board.  Dorky, I know.  But I play it on easy to make me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

Surveys on Myspace.com or through emails
What’s my favorite color?  Who was the last person to text me?  Am I single or taken?  What is the fifth outgoing message in my outbox?  These are very important questions.  They must be answered and everyone must know!

Micechat.com
I don’t go on here as often as I used to.  It’s an online forum for everything and everyone that is Disney.  I met my friend that hooked me up with the High School Musical information through this forum.  But who has time to keep up with forum threads anymore??


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