Certain things must be recorded and not forgotten, yet it's so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day of it all and forget to jot it all down. Before you know it, the kids are grown and off to college, and all you've got to show for yourself is a half-finished baby book and a lock of hair that's gone missing, right? (At least that's what every other person tends to tell me at the grocery store). Ha. No really though, I do get a lot of "Enjoy it. It'll be gone before you know it," and "She is so cute. What a fun stage. I remember when mine were that small. Now they are 23, 27, and 32..." You get my drift, and all of these friendly strangers are absolutely right. She will be all grown up before we know it, and it gets me all misty-eyed just thinking about it (yes, I am grateful Oprah retired. I need no more reasons to squirt a tear - chime in all you Extreme Home Makeover lovers any minute now).
Seriously though, I feel the need to jot down EVERYTHING she does that we find amusing, and most of the time those ideas end up quickly scribbled out on note paper, legal pads, or my favorite: the back of old receipts found in the bottom of my purse. All too often I get sucked in to daily life and thus, I forget to blog. But hey! I'm back. And I've got some precious moments to share with ya (before I forget them all - I'm sure I'm missing some just thinking about it).
Or how 'bout all of her new tricks she's learned? We get, on command of course, a shrug your shoulder, call Dolly (Dah-ee), dance baby dance, and our new favorite, the high chair boogie among many others. The high chair boogie is a hit, and she knows it. Such a ham for all to see. This girl LOVES attention, and she shows it. If there is anyone there to watch her perform, she totally cheeses it up with a "shrug your shoulder sideways grin" to really get her audience goin!
|This is the face she makes when asked to smile! PRICELESS!|
And let's not forget how polite she is! Heehee. Im ferserious, yall! :) "Ta-ta" is her thank ya, and she'll tell ya thank ya all the time and mean it too, even without being prompted. Every once in a while it'll even sound like our thank ya (yes, the actual English language version), with of course, her country twang spin on it (no IDEA where she gets that from - cue the sarcasm font). She's reeal good about showing gratitude because hey, when she gets that cinnamon graham cracker she'd been eyeing all morning, she doesn't think twice about being grateful to ya for it. You might just give her another. :)
There really are too many to count, but the blog helps keep us in the now. Feeding her bunny, washing her baby, feeding the baby (don't you just love the disappearing milk bottles?), and letting us taste-test her yummy concoctions from her kitchen are all part of the daily routine. She is an absolute hoot and pleasure to be around in every sense of the word! Don't you ever change, Naomi Garner! You hear me? :)
|"Shrug your shoulder!"|