"it's a hard nut life.." from the movie Annie,her favourite movie right now. I hear her burst into song throughout the house and my heart overflows
waiting for her turn in the bath, making me promise I won't wash her hair "say it mumma, say I not washin' hair"
she gets dressed and tests her skirts for twirling every single morning
new shoes..belated birthday shoes, worth the wait
her 'dancer' skirts are to be worn Harry Highpants style, this is not negotiable
May has been a month of (more) strong will, singing out loud, dancing skirts worn her own way, 'sleebs' (sleeves) always turned up, and sooo much development! She is amazing us with the things she knows, the way she articulates a sentence, her sense of humour and her nurturing ways. In this month of May, she drew her first real picture! A body with eyes, a nose, a mouth, arms and legs. Now when she draws, the shoes and hair are added. I've always been so amazed and so ridiculously excited by each of their first 'real' drawings. It's such a milestone, don't you think.
Her brothers know her well and know just what to say to make her feel happy when she is sad. They piggyback her to the bathroom to brush her teeth for bed, they make her snacks, and sit to watch her shows. They know her quirks, her routine and how to distract her when she won't take no for an answer. She hugs them tight, plays their games and loves them fiercely.
They are a lucky little bunch, these four.
More portraits over at Practicing Simplicity..