Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lil Tidbits

Things are going well around here. Some days I feel bogged down with our heavy work schedule, housework, daily "stuff", adoption preparation, etc...but then Lily says something and I immediately feel better. Life is good with her in it, I must say! I had been getting pretty lax about writing down her funny/sweet Lilyisms, so I purchased a notebook last week and leave it open now at all times with a pen poised - ready to capture whatever she might say. She was talking a mile a minute the other day, and I was writing as quickly as I could to get every word...she asks me "Mommy, what are you whiting?" So, I told her I was writing down all the sweet things she was saying. "Oh" was her only response. Until yesterday when she asked me for a notebook. I inquired what she might need it for. "To white down all the sweet things you say to me, mommy."

Here are some other things I've written down as of late.

- Lily wanted to be "fancy" today, so she's dressed in a frilly yellow princess dress with her red sparkle shoes. She says she's ready to go to the "kid ball". Unfortunately, the only place I'm taking her today is Hollywood Market. I was helping her go potty - lifting up her many layers of tule, and it made my brain flash forward to her wedding day - how we might be in a similar situation. I must've been staring off into space cuz she yelled "Mommy!" "Yes, Lily?" I answered. She looked straight at me, all wide eyed and asked "Am I the apple of your eye?"

Yes Lily, you are. And you always will be!

-Later I was singing a song and Lily was trying to sing it too. She just could NOT get the words right. She finally walked away with her head down saying "I'll NEVER figure it out!" I told her not to get upset, but just to keep trying. Her response was "I'm sorry mom, but I just get fwustwated sometimes."

-A different time I was in the bedroom singing (yes, I sing a lot)...she walked in and said "Stop singing mommy, this is a house - NOT a stage!"

-Lily is smitten with Wyatt, the little boy who lives across the street. She said to me "I choose Wyatt. I want him to be my pwince!" (every pwincess needs a pwince, right!?)
And, I would love nothing more for that to happen. I hope her taste is always this good!

I could go on and on. This girl is too much - I could just eat her up.

On the Korean adoption front: We have our first homestudy appointment tomorrow. Woo hoo!


amy said...

ANother beautiful post. Hope you have a great visit tomorrow!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Your Homestudy today will be a breeze...
Love all the little tidbts of my favorite girl...
Lily is a doll
Have a Great Week..
Hope to talk to you later girly..

kerri said...

Yellow frilly dress with her red shoes, this made me smile from ear to ear, the only princess I know that can pull off this look beautifully. ;)
Will be thinking about you today,best wishes. ;)

Beverly said...

she is too cute!!

Denise C said...

Love these Lilyisms!!! She is one precious girl!!!
First homestudy...wahoo!!! Let's get this ball a we can get that baby home!!!
Love and Hugs!!!

Two Kayaks said...

She is super cute for sure!! Good luck tomorrow!

Janet said...

Lily is a dear. I love reading about her little conversations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,

some day your Pwince will come, but you will still be the apple of your mommy's eye :)!

Laura Nipper said...

Oh Nikki I just loved reading all the cute things that Lily says. What a wonderful idea to write them down. She is an amazing little girl.

kris said...

These are my favorite posts, the ones filled with Lily's special way of saying just about everything. She truly makes me look so forward to motherhood!

And I'm sorry. Was my computer on the blitz when you guys announced KOREA?! I feel like I'm totally out of the loop all of the sudden. That is wonderful Nikki- it is the only other country we considered when I was married (when I was little, I told my mom I wanted to BE Korean when I grew up!). Good luck with the home study, not that you'll need it!

Paula said...

That is so precious that she wants to write down what you say too!

Juliette said...

How did the 1st visit go Nikki? I am so excited for you guys.
As for Lily, your girl is melting my heart with her sweet words. And I love her spirit.
Thanks for sharing, I should get a little notebook too.

Anne Marie said...

That is a beautiful photo of you and Lily, Nikki :)

Lily never ceases to both crack me up and make me want to give her a big hug all at the same time!

I hope the home study visit went well. Oh, what am I saying? I know it went well!

(I know I still haven't updated the blog -- it's coming I promise!)

Oatsvall Team said...

She is just a little Diva .... Call me after homestudy ... I love ya !

Bella's momma said...

There is no doubt she is the apple of your eye. Precious so very precious!!

The Byrd Family said...

Lottie tells me to stop singing all the time! LOL

You will be great on your homestudy visit!!!!

Heather said...

Ooooh Homestudy - blessings to you - it will go swimmingly, I am sure, please keep us posted:)

Love the lilyisms - she is just adorable, what a sweet spirit this precious child has. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.

I think she is the apple of our eye too;)

Have a great weekend!

Mr.Brian said...

Ohhh how I love reading all the funny yhings she says.I think it sounds like there is seldom a dull moment with her arounf
No wonder Art Linklader had the show Kids say the darndest things.
Ohh am I showing my age or what?????

Beth and Shayna said...

I love it! And that picture is so great of you too.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...


I know it is so hard to remeber to write the cute things down. i am just now working on Sofia's 20,21 & 22 month post. i had to combine them becuase I am a bad, bad mommy. That Lily is just a sweetie and I hope your homestudy went great! I am sure it did. i am so happy for you guys and can't wait to hear about it.


Jewels of My Heart said...

each time I read her Lil Tidbits... my heart smiles... I love that you are documenting these wonderful little things she says... each one is so precious...oh, the mind and heart of a child.
Love you

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to hug you today!

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