Friday, August 07, 2009

Capturing The little Things

From time to time I want to capture some of the little things going on with AA. For the most part these will be and are quite common. Insignificant if you will. Boring don't you know.
You get the picture...

  • AA loves playing with my iPhone apps. The other day she was playing with a Flash Card app (thank you Marsha, Leaa told me about it) when the phone rang. She immediately stopped what she was doing, looked over at me with brown eyes wide and and made tracks to give me the phone. All the while repeating; mom, mom, mom...
  • Naptime bed "guests" include: Elmo, Worm, play camera from Nana Ann, a DVD remote that doesn't work and a folded up 1 dollar bill that she has named Mine!
  • First question Alyzabeth asks upon waking in the morning. "Where mom?" To which I reply. Where is mom? To which AA replies: "Mom at work." And then proceeds to act out turning the steering wheel on mom's ride. A black truck, she will tell you.
  • The girl wears pull-ups for naps and bedtime. We're strictly big girl undies otherwise. In preparing for our nap I will ask Alyzabeth to go pick out the pull-up she wants to wear (it doesn't matter they are all the same) and to turn on her music box (cd player). I am forbidden to be in her bedroom while these tasks are accomplished. I must wait in the adjoining bathroom. Reason being? Why, I might do one of the tasks or worse, tell her to HURRY UP ALYZABETH!
  • We enjoy quiet time on the couch together singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I sing as softly as possible to better hear her sing... She has a much better voice.
  • Every time we pass the Publix market where we grocery shop, AA will point out the window to get my attention. We both love finding wide, empty aisles to dance and twirl. Publix serves as our private, air conditioned, indoor playground. And the kind, friendly folks there indulge us. Did I mention it's air conditioned?
  • If we go to the pool, AA will need to get to a potty before we leave or immediately upon arriving home. Who knew the pool had hidden laxative properties!
  • We have not entered the "Why" stage just yet. Everything is "What's that?"
  • I'm much better at pulling AA's hair back and putting it up in a ponytail than I was just a month ago. I can't say I'm any better at getting up off my knees after washing her hair in the bathtub. I'm thinking a waist high bathtub might do the trick...
  • Alyzabeth is beginning to use Thank You often and in the appropriate circumstances. It's hard to miss her distinctive: Tank-Tu.
  • She reminds us more often than not to pray at our meals. All meals, including snacks. Throw in naptime and bedtime prayers and it's easy to see we've got our own little hot-line to God going on here.
  • I love seeing her face light up and hearing her giggles of delight as she runs with outstretched arms when Mom comes home...
    peace
    fm

8 comments:

Catherine said...

I love this!! What a neat little window into your sweet AA's corner of the world and someday you'll be oh so glad you captured these precious habits. I love the carefree attitude of AA...and her mommy and daddy too. If I'm ever in your neck of the woods I'm going to go to Publix just in case I can be a guest at your private dance recital! :o)

Precious, precious.....

3D said...

She is adorable and you can tell that Daddy is her biggest fan! The joy you take in her and in sharing it with us warms our hearts.

Keep smilin!

Truly Blessed said...

Not a boring post at all, Ford. A wonderful glimpse into 2+ year old AA's life for posterity.

Brian and Melinda said...

It's great to hear you two are having such wonderful times together while mom is at work. (And while mom is at home too) It's hard to believe the changes that have taken place in our lives in the last year. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Dawn and Dale said...

Great post!!

It's funny cause we always joke that God gave us Charla to remind us to pray as well! I love how you write she's your hot-line to God! lol That's so cool! :)

Ann said...

Upon first trip to Publix's with AA and SIL, I was shown the one-leg flamingo dance down the aisle, arms and elbows flapping! Upon check-out, I was approached by the lady in charge and asked if I had 'danced' in the aisle w/AA. They light up when they see her coming. Nice blog, SIL. Nana Ann

Marsha Cruce said...

Nice post indeed! I love this. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Special Day coming up soon.

Dita said...

I love hearing about all these little gems and having a glimpse into the wonderful life she is enjoying with Mom and Dad.

Oh, how much her life has changed in the past year...actually, how much all of your lives have changed!