Sisters pushing each other on the swing and goat feeding in the backyard.
Lil in her new dress and shoes.
Tammy and Kevin’s wedding day.
Lillie and I went to the church while Kevin and Eva met us at the reception. Lil had fun playing around with her cousin Jadyn (haricut twins) in the church pews, much to Grandpa Bill’s chagrin. Also Lil got to hang out with one of her favorite people- Amanda! The same Amanda who (as Lillie tells it) takes care of Lillie’s horse Stella.
Lil’s first haircut in a salon - she was super excited. Technically though her very first haircut was done by aunt jenna (who does a great job too :) )
Eva and her favorite household appliance.
Me: You were baptized when you were little. Lil: You mean when I was a baby floating in the water in your tummy? Me: (be still my beating heart) Yes, yes thats exactly right.
A conversation with Lil after my baptism on 1/13/2103
hanging out at work with me before school
Lil teaching Eva how to use the typewriter
on our way to school/work
Lillian, describing herself while making whooshing sounds and blowing raspberries in Eva’s direction.
Three and a half is seeming so big these days. All the sudden Lillie is losing a bit of that really crazy energy of a toddler and settling into her body a bit more. She is very courteous and quite delightful company- often full of conversation and crafting seemingly endless birthday plans. So many others say this but this growing up part is so very bittersweet. With each passing day my daughter moves a bit apart from me and becomes a bit more sure of herself. It is a glorious and beautiful thing to behold but it is also terrifying to have part of my heart walking out and about in the world.
Lillie is so far my astute observational one, she is always watching and listening and her memory is very detailed. I have also noticed a love of affection and compassion in her relationships with friends and family. I often tell her that her gentle and loving heart makes my heart sing. She has this gentle, delicate spirit full of excitement for life and full of excitement for the people she loves. Of course she has grumpy off moments too but even those are beautiful in their own way.