Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hi Maimy

Catelyn's drawing from her last Father's Day Outing.

So, each year for father's day (at least for the last five years), my husband's family has had a special father's day weekend plan:  the men go fishing, and the women go out and do something fun.

The first few years, the women went to an IKEA store a few hours away.  On year 3, Catelyn was about 1.5 years old.

By then, Catelyn could say 'hi, Sara, mama, daddy, papa, grandma, grandpa, Uri, bye, baby, milk, elmo, no, no way, uppies (up please), hello, eyes, go, whee, bitte (please/you're welcome in german)' and other things.  She had a few 2 word phrases (no way, hi baby, bye baby, hi Sara, hi mama, etc).

Well, we were shopping at IKEA, and Catelyn's aunt was pushing the cart.  We decided to see if we could get Catelyn to say 'Amy', and instead, she said, "Maimy".  She put an 'm' in front of Amy.  The rest of the day, as we wandered around, it was "Hi Maimy" all of the time.  It was so cute.  It was like her own little nickname she created.

Today, I was singing "The Name Game"'s an old song by Shirley Ellis.  I was singing lots of different names, and I came to Amy.  

Let's do Amy!
Amy, Amy bo Baimy
Bonana fanna fo Faimy
Fee fy mo Maimy,

Which brings me to 'Hi Maimy'.  

A fun memory from a sweet girl....
Man do I miss her.

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