Being the youngest of four, I’m appalled at what I’m about to confess. I swore I’d never: take less photos, document less, put her in a play pen. Literally the only documentation that I existed from ages 0-5 were of me playing with toys in a play pen. (You may roll your eyes, mom.) And just like my loud declaration that I would NEVER drive a mini-van after having to cruise around in one during college (complete with no a/c and a carpeted dashboard), I now understand how convenient they’d be with kids….and am considering diving back into that party-mobile again.
Alas, I’ve broken all my rules, the last mostly to protect Annie from Ruth’s curious hands.
So here is my attempt to correct the first two. Let’s learn a little bit more about Miss Annie:
She has long toes. Her second toe is even with the big one, just like mine. Ruth likes to do ‘This Little Piggy’ on them and I don’t blame her. Love those toesies.
She throws gang signs.
Her favorite position gives me a good arm workout.
She has hairy ears.
Her second favorite position is over the shoulder. Her grandma likes to say she feels like a sack of flour.
And then wakes up at 3am to give me this look:
She has some pretty killer eyebrows.
She apparently doesn’t like So You Think You Can Dance. Or several different blanket patterns in one shot. Ruthie does, thank heavens.
It’s generally going pretty well. She goes from 0 to 100 in nano seconds in the crying department. Every other night she’s a night owl. And every other night I get frustrated and tired and mumble angry things (that I don’t mean) about the rest of the world that does get to sleep. She lifts and throws her head back so much that her grandma says, “Annie!! Do you think you’re a big girl?” Her eye color is still undetermined. Some days they look light, other days dark.
But most of all she’s loved so very much by us all.
The gang signs are my favorite. Shark? Jet all the way? Only time will tell.
Any gang that snapswhile skipping is alright with me!
She is beautiful…both of your girls are!!