Friday, January 20, 2012

oh, this kid.


Oh, this kid, this kid. I just love her so much. It's like my heart has gone and exploded about 12 sizes larger in the last week and i just can't get enough. She's babbling and singing and using words. She's hugging the lambs in her books and squeezing as many stuffed animals as her little arms will hold while squealing with joy. She is building towers with her stacking cups and knocking them down. She is putting things in and out, in and out, in and out of the washing machine. She plays with water as long we'll let her and loves drinking straight from the faucet. She feeds herself yogurt and oatmeal with a spoon and makes the biggest mess you ever did see. She stands on our bed and falls face first onto a pile of pillows, giggling wildly. She puts a bucket on the crook of her elbow, heads for the door and tells us, "Bye!" as she heads off to shop or find Mickey Mouse in real life, or something. She grabs my face between her two little hands and leans forward to give me the sweetest kiss you ever did receive. She hugs my neck so tight my head might pop off.

She is my daughter and some days I just can't quite believe my luck.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh, this gave me chills...and I got a little teary. Such sweetness. Best journey ever, this mom journey ~ thanks for sharing bits of yours with all of us!

Anna {dear friend} said...

Adorable!!! What a sweet, sweet girl. :)

Lauren said...

So sweer!! It seems like when you just can't love them any more, they do something to prove you wrong.

colleen said...

she sounds so awesome heading to the door with her fake purse and saying bye? haha i love it!

Kate said...

Oh, how this post makes me wish that you were still in Boston. Owen and M would be such a pair! This age is so much more amazing than I ever could have imagined.

The Rigolosos said...

What a beautiful post about your sweet girl! I love that you are capturing these everday special moments. Happy weekend to your sweet family.

Jodi Ann said...

That is the sweetest thing! She is completely adorable and you are such a great mom. :)

Kristin W said...

Perfect picture. Perfect story. Love the small moments. I need to do this more often :)

babypics said...

She is absolutely cute and I'm sure she is a wonderful little miss to be around. Really great pictures.

Bridget said...

Claire, I totally love this post. So much.

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