Sunday, February 10, 2008

That sums it up!



























Those photos sum it all up...The first represents their relationship in the past and the second picture shows how Lily and daddy feel about each other now. She now realizes that he is just as fabulous as mommy (insert laughter here) and can do all of the tasks that once upon a time HAD to be done only by me. Hallelujah to that. Life for our family of three is pretty sweet these days. I love age 3. It kicks age 2's butt - and I REALLY loved age 2. I did. But 3 is wonderful and independent and even mature. Gone are the days of temper tantrums and hard headed stubbornness. Instead we have a girl who will often say "I'm happy. I don't wike to be sad." And "When you get upset, you just need to take a deep bweath." And she does! When she starts to get agitated/excited/upset about something she will stop and take a deep breath. Then she usually giggles. I love that. I don't even have to interject! My "job" has gotten a whole lot easier these days. And the fact that she sleeps by herself all the way through the night now!? I cannot even begin to describe how that has changed my life. I'm a new woman.



Oh, and here is another funny conversation we had the other day:



Driving in the car Lily asks me to drive faster...I tell her I will once I'm on the expressway. Once there I speed up and she says "Don't go too fast, mommy, I don't want to get a ticket fwom a poweece officer. Papa D used to be a poweece officer... Booma D. used to be a Dentist." I said "That's right, he did. And Booma D. STILL works for a Dentist. Very good. Now, do you know what mommy does?"



Lily's response: "Ummmmm....you bwush my teeth."



And that about sums THAT up.

29 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

LOVE the pictures...
Lily looks like she adores Daddy...
Glad things are going well..
Lily is sooo adorable..
Did she learn to breath from Ni Hao Kai-Lan... that was adorable...???
Hope your having a Great Day...
Stop by and see what I did yesterday.. you will be impressed.. I am..LOL..
Hugs to you all..

Denise C said...

Precious precious pics of Miss Lily & her daddy-O!!! They look like best buds to me!!!
I LOVE when you type as she speaks....I LOVE "Lily Lingo"!!!
SO cute!!!
Happy Sunday to you friend!!!
I'm not feeling great today for some reason...!?!?! Got a stinkin' fever again! uggg!

Alyson & Ford said...

She is SO precious!! I love the conversations. Our daughter will never know what her Daddy does for work since he will be retired and the SAHD.

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Sophie's Mom said...

The first pic looks like she's saying, 'talk to the hand, Daddy!' LOL!

I love your conversations with her. I am envious that you remember them, write them down and capture them as memories on this blog. I wish I were that on top of things! My house is just too crazy I guess.

I enjoy your blog very much!

redmaryjanes said...

Now, that is HILARIOUS! Yep, that's all we do....brush teeth.

Gee Gee said...

I have ALWAYS loved "daddy and daughter" pictures. Just wait until he can take her to a "daddy-daughter" dance someday!!!
Nikki...be careful around the poweecemen

~Amy~ said...

Love the pic of daddy and Lil! 3 is a good age but I'm afraid each year will get better and better with that girl! ;)

XOXO

Daniella said...

Great pictures! Love the talk to the hand one. The toothbrusher made me spit my water out - she is hysterical.

Kimber said...

So funny!

LaLa said...

Hey, someone has to be the teeth brusher!! Love the pics!!

Tiffany said...

Those pictures are so precious! Could they be any cuter together!
As always I just love to hear what your Lily has to say!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, she is darling, in every way! So happy her feelings toward Daddy have mellowed...nothing like a Daddy's girl:)

I must admit, I am pretty happy to be the teeth brusher!

Great post, thanks for sharing.
Heather

Denise C said...

Just popping by to get my 'Movie Monday" fix of sweet Lily!!!

Thanks for checking on me....I am find today....some weird feverish deal going on yesterday....but fine today....I think you can chalk it up to hormones! hee-hee!

Hugs & Love!!

Sharon said...

Adorable post! It is so nice to see through to what the other side of the tunnel looks like and that is it really there. Thanks for sharing that. Hope you have a great week!

Beverly said...

You have been reduced to tooth brusher. I guess it isn't such a bad job?

Beverly

kerri said...

LOL!!
Glad you brush teeth, LOL. ;)
Glad Daddy is able to do somethings now to free Mommy up, truthfully my girls prefer Daddy(daddy's girls, sigh).

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Hi.. cute post. Also wanted to say Thank You for the beautiful pink bows. They are the first to arrive from the bow swap and we love them!

Janet said...

Tee hee. Well, dental hygiene is VERY important, you know....:-)

Mob said...

I'm glad that lilly is out of the tantrum stage. I know I have that to look forward to. Glad things are sweet! :)

JulieM said...

She just cracks me up!! I'm glad you are writing all this down!

Kim & Jeff said...

Great pictures! She sounds like such a little ham :)

Beckyb said...

And just what is better than bwushing their teeth!?!? I love it!!!! We have the best job around - MOST days!!

Mommy Spice said...

Well, enjoy the 3's because they were a bit "nightmarish" for us. Don't get me wrong, we had a lot of fun, but 4....much nicer age for us. 5 has been a little trying, but we've also been going through a lot as a family, so I can't really blame her.

Mommy the Toothbrusher!! LOL!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Ahhh, Daddy and his girl - sweet pics!
Looking forward to 3 myself!

Loraena said...

I love how you type out her pronunciations. the videos are adorable too.

mommy24treasures said...

oh WOW what a transition in just a few months! This is such a great post!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Too funny! Where does sweet baby girl get her humor from? I just love everythig about her upbeat personality.

Love,
Jonni
:)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Priceless...

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