I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but we taught Baby how to give hugs. If we tell her, "Go give so and so a hug," she will run over to them with her arms outstretched, then when she gets there she will turn her head and rest it on the person for a second or so. It's the cutest thing and I love telling her to go give people hugs. You can tell she likes the attention she gets, too.
It's fun when we have a bunch of family over and we tell her to go give a specific aunt or uncle a hug. She has to look around the room, find the person, then go to them. Sometimes she goes to the wrong person, but we still cheer for her. A hug is a hug.
Husband has also been teaching Baby to give kisses. You know, close your lips and give a little peck. She's figured it out for the most part, although hers are a little slobbery with partially open lips. We can ask her for a kiss, and she'll turn her head toward you and give you a big wet one on the lips.
The other day, I picked Baby up for a reason I can't quite remember now. She reached out her little arms and grabbed my face. I wasn't sure what she was doing, but she pulled me down and planted me a wet one on my lips.
How sweet is that? My heart totally melted and of course I had to brag to Husband that Baby gave me a kiss without having been instructed.
It's moments like these that make me proud to be a mom.