Monday, November 15, 2010

She's growing up....

When I was pregnant, people told me "it will fly by" and I savored the moment. After I had Lyla everyone told me "it will fly by" and I still savor the moment. I don't need a reminder, I know that days whiz by and I take every second of it into my memory bank and relish in all my moments with Lyla. Don't get me wrong, I'm one busy lady but I have my priorities. I am realizing that I cannot be a size 2, I can't look perfect, and things won't always be as I envision them to be. Sometimes I have food on my clothes, my hair is thrown back and my car is filled with crackers, cheerios and snacks to the point where I may drown in carbs. That's okay, because then I can enjoy every second with my daughter. Yes, my photos are piling high and I can't scrapbook like I used to, nor can I make homemade cards for all the occasions, and I even forget some occasions as well (I'm sorry for that.)

On the flip side, I'm playing with Lyla, running around, spinning in circles, screaming, laughing, throwing our bodies on the floor, kissing, hugging, and chasing each other all over the house. Now, what's more important here?? I'm pretty sure it's all the active and  fun memories! So my extra love handles will have to wait a little bit so that I can run circles with my pretty little gal. So props to all you moms out there that can look perfect but my life isn't perfect. it's sweet though, and simply what I want.

Here's a quick update on Lyla:
She loves to sit in her crib and have every single one of her stuffed animals with her.
She runs, and does it well.
Her hair is getting thicker and has pretty curls!
She doesn't love chicken as much as she used to, but still loves to eat, and prefers new menu items daily!
She learned to sign "I love you" today! (it's so cute!)
She signs full sentences "more water please".
She roars like a lion when she sees a picture of one or her stuffed lion.
She absolutely adores READING, she prefers curious George books and the alphabet book. 
She makes the "ssshhhh" sign when she sees the wheels on the bus book.
She hates toe jam and says "ewwww" and will hand it to whomever is within reach.
She tells me when she wants to go to bed (usually 7pm) and goes without a fight.
She points at her teeth before bed to brush them.
She loves her cat, Rosie. 
She will randomly hug and pat me on the shoulder and kiss me, and it feels amazing. 
She mimics Jason sneezing. 
She is still nursing (that will end soon).
She says "hi" and "bye" and smiles.
She will shake your hand when she meets you. 

She is my life. 
She makes the world turn, spend some time with Lyla and you will feel sparks! 

Where is Lyla?
My family
The girls!
Such a serious little face.


1 comment:

Zøe said...

I feel bad for the parents of babies who don't know sign language. Lyla has a HUGE head-start and is happier bec she is able to communicate much, much earlier than 'normal babies' who aren't physically ready for speech (which comes from other side of the brain).
Lyla is so happy because she's been able to say anything, everything she wants/needs to since she was 6 months. Her Mom (Angela) has ASL as her first language and has been able to understand Lyla's first awkward baby-signs. And, as in True ASL, Lyla isn't Dependant on "proper English words" but can express herself in the "mime" that is the bones of true ASL. It is NOT 'coded signed english' but an entire language.
It's a beautiful thing to see a child so young being able to express herself (and be understood) freely and fully.
I love you, both!