My dear sweet Lila is 17 months old.
While this may not be a big deal to the general public, it’s a big deal to me because it’s two months closer to 19 months. And, from the moment I found out I was pregnant with Baby Girl 2011 (no lie) I calculated just how old Lila would be when she became a big sister.
We’re two months away from Lila, my 22.8 lb.-wonder, becoming a “big” sister.
And… here we go.
These past couple of weeks I feel that you’ve really strongly indicated that you are not a go-with-the-flow kind of lady. Well, wait a minute – that’s not true. You do go with the flow (you love to laugh with your aunts and uncles and cousin…) But it’s quite true that you have indicated that you have very strong preferences. You prefer to eat with a spoon and a fork.
You prefer to put on gobs of chapstick (mostly on your nose). You prefer to eat each and every pomegranate seed from your plate.
You prefer to read to wear your slippers as often as possible. (Don’t judge the grout. It looks dirty, but I swear it’s clean.We have both WHITE and GREY grout throughout our house. We think the floor was “re-grouted” at one time and then wah-la… this is what we got.)
You prefer to wear various accouterments on your head. Just because you can.
You prefer to play independently. And really like to move noodles from one bowl to another.
You also prefer to feed Ferg in the morning. Filling her dog food in her bowl piece-by-piece if necessary.
You prefer to surf the internet as often as possible. (Oy, this is a problem. And I’m a sucker. I allow this to happen.)
Sweet Lila, you have a very strong sense of self already. It’s a character trait I already respect and enjoy in you. It’s what I prayed for, quite honestly.
This week, you had your first bowl of cereal. (Special K with strawberries.) You loved it.
You looked like a DOLL on Thanksgiving. It’s so funny how pleased you are to get dressed up. You walk with a pep in your step and appear to love being girl. It’s pretty precious.You adore necklaces.
You adore your Daddy. (So do I.)
You’re a big fan of your cousin Chlo, too.
And, let’s not forget about Petal.
You love your cousins, too. Here you are with Bella and Brody.
And… you love to swing. (Though it may not look that way in the picture…)
This is *such* a Lila look.
I love you sweet pickle.