Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lily Bean, Dancing Queen

Lily turned five on this week. It is amazing how quickly the time flew and how now I no longer have a baby. There are many reasons to love and be frustrated by Lily. Here they are:

The fact that she can watch Piglet's Big Movie three four times in a row, especially the scene when Kanga washes Piglet:)

Her dancing. She dances in the car, in the living room, in the store. If there is music she grooves and shakes her tushy. She especially loves to dance to the Wiggles or The Imagination Movers.

Her ability to remember every lyric of every song or commercial (good or bad) after the first time hearing it.

The way she starts so many sentences with "Well, actually..."

The fact that hse can ask and remember the answers to 30 questions in a day.
Her tenacity. If you don't answer her question or give her a pat answer, she'll dog your heels until she is satisfied.

Her sweet tooth and addiction to fruit snacks.

The way she chooses only certain people to love and loves them with her heart body and soul.
The way she has no problem walking up to adults she met once and asking them questions.

The way she says "w" for "r."

The funny little people she draws.
The way she watches TV or reads while laying on her belly with chin propped on her hands.

The way she says "Mom, that's my sketch!" when I try to repeat one of her funny stories.

Her potty humor. Anytime someone asks what's that smell she dead pans "I farted." She almost busted a gut when Rob said "the Back Fartigans." For the record I discourage this.

Her belly laugh. Lily's laugh is the best and most infectious sound in the world. When she laughs, her body collapses in on itself. She exudes pure joy.

Her sweet nature. When she leaves school, she is hugged within and inch of her life by the other kids. Lily is kind to everyone, but only chooses a few to call friend. When you are Lily's friend, she is loyal for life (thus far).

The way she stands back to check out and observe a new situation. It is almost like she's scanning for the rules of the situation.

Lily loves rules.

Her desire for ultimate domination of our house. Her fury at my thwarting her every move.

Her ability to remember word for word every story, movie and cartoon she's seen.

Her tendency to say "That's inappropriate!"

When she is mad she spells "s-u-v!" I think she thinks she's spelling a bad word.

The way she renacts shows with props while watching them.

Lily loves the following: the Imagination Movers, babies, books, big families, Spaghettios, fruit, chocolate milk, her mom, family, her bear, Beary, coloring, dancing, singing, telling jokes, being tickled, tormenting her sister, asking questions, soft clothes, comfortable socks, and the adoration of all.

And love and adore her we do.

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