Archive for September 26th, 2008

little miss frenchie…

jasper lilith was ready to go this morning!  she has her hat, her boots and her panties on – what more does a little girl need to start the day?

and she wanders around the house for the rest of morning like this…  in fact, she did not want to put clothes on when it was time to be out in public 🙂

i know the feeling, sugar…

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the hat doesn’t fit her head anymore so she couldn’t pull it down – it just sat on top of her head and kept falling off…  she would go, “uh, oh!”, grab it and put it back on – all morning long!

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at the park…

i found these pictures in my draft box and i can’t remember if i posted them or not!  oops…

but they are of a park day… 

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a game of chase da!  or was that chase jasper lilith?

reading rainbow…

so jasper lilith is an independent little 2 year old – the girl likes her me time!

i have gotten used to her going into her room and doing whatever it is she does in there all by herself – i peek my head around the corner to make sure she is ok (boy, it gets quiet in there sometimes!) ever so often but otherwise let her be – hey, her me time is my me time, too!!  and i try to be careful she doesn’t see me because i don’t want her to feel smothered and also because i get scolded when she sees me checking up on her…  that is right, scolded!   but i figure i am in training as much as she is and it is good for me to remember that everybody, no matter their age, needs alone time!

unless i spy a picture-worthy moment of oh-my-god-isn’t-she-cute!  or a wow-is-this-normal moment… and then all bets are off!

and this would be one of those wow moments:  a bit after her nap, i hear what seems like the entire bookcase being emptied and rush on in (gray hair, anyone?) only to find jasper lilith pulling out a bunch of her books and making a big pile of them on the recliner…  of course, i am thinking, “what in the world is she doing?” so i hang back and just watch her…  she continues to pick out books and add to the pile and then climbs up beside them and starts to read them – one by one!

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i find it cute but once she is settled into her spot, i go about my own business…  i keep checking on her every once in a while (got a scolding when she caught me once) and watch the pile of books grow smaller as the pile of “done” books on the floor grows bigger…  every once in a while, she would call me into the room to make an animal noise at me (moo, baa-baa, cock-a-doodle-doo, whatever fits the story she is reading at the time) or show me a picture but then she tells me to “go, mama…”  when she is done with me…  i think she has figured out that i am at her beck and call, hasn’t she?

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jasper lilth keeps up the reading for about an hour – can you believe it?  that is a pretty impressive attention span for a two year old!  and she doesn’t come out until she has read all the books in the pile 🙂

and let me tell you, it was a very nice and quiet hour!!  thanks, little monkey!