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Thank You, Lulu...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thank you, Lulu: 

Thank you for letting me cajole and con you into the photo room one sunny morning in April. For giving in to my tricks and pleas and persistence so that for the first time in a while, I got really sweet photos of you. 


Thank you for sitting still long enough that I got in-focus photos. And happy, genuine in-focus photos, to boot. 



Sure, you had to pull a few of your classic "Lulu Faces" when I pushed just a little too hard....


But somehow, and just when I needed it, you sat still, looked lovely, turned your sweet sweet face towards me, and looked right into my lens.





Thank you, Lulu. For being my Lulu. Thank you for singing all day long, for scrunching your face into a thousand expressions. For shadowing Noah so completely and joyfully. 
Thank you for the kisses and the unabashed dancing. 

Thank you for letting me comb your hair every morning, despite it forcing you to hold still and endure some detangling. Thank you for loving shoes and "ditties" (pretties, i.e. pretty clothes). 

I love the way you currently express your insecurities and nervousness-- by chanting your own name in a quavery voice over and over again... the nervous girl in the corner, just existentially checking in to reassure herself. "Lucy.... Lucy.... Lucy....."

I love how HAPPY you are in the mornings, just kicking back and looking at books until one of us comes in to see if you're awake. Or if you're still sleeping, once you DO awaken to one of us in the room, the very first thing you do is SMILE. Sleepy Lucy smiles are amazing. 

You are so utterly perfectly heart-stealing that I cannot imagine you could get better than this. Your little words-- no sentences yet, just sweet little single words--- are each so cute I can barely stand it. You talk in a musical sing-song that lilts and sways and rolls and bumps.  You run in such a way that you're almost running in place while getting somewhere else. You dance with your hips and your head swaying from side to side... 

And though you've started some pretty obnoxious shrieking, both from glee and from annoyance, there is so very little else about you to be frustrated at.

Simply put, I adore you. I am a mushy-hearted mess at Lucy-at-2-Years-Old.  Please stay EXACTLY like this forever. I don't think my heart can take it if you get any better than this. Because right now, you're just about everything I could ever want in a little girl. 

Love, 

Mama

8 comments:

  1. Priceless..breathtaking...wonderful.

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  2. I loved all of that. The pix are amazing, as is the snapshot of this time in her life.

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  3. She is so precious. Love her face off! ;)

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  4. She seriously looks like a little angel here! I loved two as well with Sam. Everyone always talks about the terrible twos, but two has always been a fun sweet age for us. Three is a little more 'terrible' but I think with your second child, because you know it is short lived and what comes next, you 'excuse' the terribleness a little bit more and can overlook it better. At least that has been my experience...

    But Lulu...what a sweet SWEET girl. She is the little baby girl of my dreams. You are so blessed to get her! :)

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  5. These are the most beautiful photo's of Lucy!

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  6. Love, love, love these! Don't you just LOVE little Lucys?! :)

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  7. Omg these shots are amazing, she looks like a pretty itty bitty little lady. Makes me regret my twins' 2 yo photos from Sears lol. They aren't nearly as beautiful. You are a great mother, although we've never "met" its obvious thru your blog. Keep up the good work. :)

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  8. Omg these shots are amazing, she looks like a pretty itty bitty little lady. Makes me regret my twins' 2 yo photos from Sears lol. They aren't nearly as beautiful. You are a great mother, although we've never "met" its obvious thru your blog. Keep up the good work. :)

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