Mar 24, 2013


I always have a backlog of cute anecdotes that I want to share here, so I smush several day's worth (okay, weeks/months worth) of cuteness and pics into one post.  Today was so full of cute that I'll just post about ONE day with my bright, inquisitive, sweet girl.


I heard, through the baby monitor (which is new--she hasn't tried to "chat" with me from her crib before):  "Mama!  I got a booger!  I got a booger on my finger a' show you."  Ha!

She pulled our her round, disc sled and curled up in it with a book.

She ran into where I was at my parent's to ask permission to do a few things with Nana.  "Mama, I ride wagon?  I ride wagon?"  Apparently Nana offered, and she said, "I go check a' Mama."  So then she ran in and checked with me, and ran back out to hit the road.

She really wanted to fix my hair several times throughout the day.  The way my latest haircut is going, it couldn't hurt much.  I'm just saying.

She got all friendly with strangers today (which I should probably address).  People in line behind us, waitresses, random people walking past--they all got a perky, "Hi!  I'm Lucy!  Look a' my shoes!"  followed by some foot twisting so they could admire them.  The funny thing is that she's had them for months.  But the last few days they've been big news.

She called several people on her hand phone, and had the following type of conversation:  "Hi!  Uh-huh.  Yeah.  Huh.  Hmmm.  Yes, I do!  Okay, okay.  Any-an-anywAAAAy, okay.  (insert big knee-slapping fake laugh.) Um-hmm. Bye-bye!"

(Okay, this may be over-sharing.  Sorry!)  Lucy did something today that she's done several times.  I'll be, ahem, on the potty, and she'll squeeze in right beside me, put her arm around me, and say reassuringly, "I hold you, mama."  Then she'll give me a few encouraging pats on the knee.  This CRACKS ME UP!  I guess I've "held her" on the potty, so she's just returning the favor.  I assure you, I'm in no danger of falling in, but I really get tickled that she's concerned.

She asked for about 100 books.  She told me I was pretty.  She made John, Nana, and Pap happy by visiting and being a little Joy-baby.  She made me happy just in general.  She sang loudly.  She laughed and laughed.  She got "hot" the minute a ray of sunshine touched her through the car window.  She made me lunch in the microwave.  She fussed about me fixing her hair but absolutely pranced in front of the mirror.  She announced, "I'm peed.  I peeding."  (Just in time for potty-training, take 3 on spring break next week).  She was just a little extra-snuggly, and I loved it.  She kissed her bible story book when she thought she saw Uncle John in there.

 And tonight, after Bible story, prayers, songs, and snuggles (and the new part of the routine, calling me back in from the doorway to "kiss her milk", which she does.  Just kisses the cup.  And then I usually get another one, too.), I hear through the monitor:  "Mama?  Mama?  (so quietly)  I miss you.  Mama.  I miss you."  I went in and patted her, and then before long, I heard, "Mama?  I need a hug.  I need a HUG, please!"  I probably should have let her sleep, but I needed a good snuggle, too, so we snuggled and hugged and rocked a bit.  Good stuff!


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