If I had to describe Bristol in one word it would be fierce.
She is independent, strong willed, funny, smart, sensitive, observant...
and she does all these TO THE MAX.
By the time she was 18 months old I had already ordered and read most of " Raising the Strong Willed Child" cause I knew we were in for it. :) Somedays I have lots of patience with her... somedays not so much.
Last fall around the time she turned 2 she was out in our yard playing while Matt was doing some work. Pretty soon Matt heard her yelling and pointing at something on the ground. At first he thought it was a squirrel/ frog/ dog poop- the usual things she draws our attention to.
As he got closer he could hear her saying "A heart! A heart!" over and over.
He looked into the woods and sure enough laying on the ground was this rock shaped as a perfect heart.
He kept it and I decided to make some meaningful art out of it for our bedroom.