My mom kept telling me to just "hang in there" until Sydney turned two. She always told me that my sister, Jennifer, cried until she was two years old (sorry for the public call-out, Jenn) and that Sydney would grow out of being so clingy.
She was right! (Of course...) Sydney has gone from crying anytime a stranger smiled at her in public to actually waving hi to random people! It's sooo wonderful! At home she is downright silly, goofy, and a show-off!
She found a (fake) pearl necklace in my jewelry drawer and just HAD to have it on. She then walked in the living room and found the camera and insisted that she "cheese." Sydney is at such a fun age and I just want to soak it in!!