This girl lives up to her name. She is a light. When her mouth smiles, her whole entire face smiles. Her whole body's involved... raised shoulders, excited eyes, cheeks that squinch up. Her happy heart and overall demeanor is SO fun. There's no doubt.
Oh, but don't let her fool you. She is fiery and fierce, and stubborn, too. She can hold her own against her big sister, insistently tells us yes or no, demands for snacks, will furiously throw-it-to-the-ground if it's not precisely what she wanted. She can be found climbing in the most dangerous of places, jumping from high points, and basically giving her parents a heart attack all throughout the day. There's no doubt that Lucy is adventurous.
She's obsessed with shapes and mostly stars, identifying them wherever she sees them. But, she can't just say "star", she has to say, "up-above-the-world-so-high" in her little baby voice EVERY TIME she sees one. It's ridiculous and so cute. She's obviously obsessed with Twinkle, Twinkle. Her words are just booming lately. The girl loves to sing, repeat anything you say, and loves a good dance party. Yep, she's all mine.
Girlfriend gets so sad when sissy is at school. But when we pick her up? She run-attack-hugs her and it makes everyone around melt a little. It's totally sweet. I can tell that she totally has that little-sister thing going on. She knows big-girl things and icons already. Anything around that she sees that reminds her of Em, she'll say, 'SISSY!'. If I put on an article of clothing of hers that she knows Em has a matching piece, she'll say, 'SISSY!' If Em is napping and she's awake, she fa-reaks out wanting to bang down her door to wake her up. Even though they'll end up fighting in 2.5 seconds, I think it's sweet that she loves her big sister, looks up to her, and wants to be with her. Makes my mom-heart all warm.
Every day. Every single day I think, why is she doing that? Isn't she still a baby? Two kids in, and I'm still amazed at how these babies grow into toddlers so fast. So curious about the world, so smart, so agile, so freakin funny and witty.
Two kids in and I still have to pinch myself that I'm a mom, and she's mine, I get to keep her and get the privilege of being her mother. Despite the hard days (and ohhhh there are hard days), loving her, being loved by her (she is the best snuggler on earth!), is a joy, an honor, and just plain fun.
happy 18 months, lu girl! You are a blessing.