Just The Way You Are

There is a popular song by Bruno Mars on the radio and every time Sweetness and I hear it we start bouncing along to it.  In fact I’m listening to it right now.  The chorus is my favorite and I sing it to her:

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you’re amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Love You Punkin’!!!!!

Hooray for pig tails (she kept them in for all of 10 minutes but I captured them!)





Her nickname is Ally and one day we asked her to say “Ally” and she immediately responded with a cheerful “La-La!”  It was adorable.  She is really starting to learn about what belongs to Mommy, Daddy and now La-La.  She’ll point to my hair dryer and say Mama, point to Daddy’s razor and say Dada,etc.  Today though we went for a walk and I told her she needed to hold Mommy’s hand and she shook her head and said “La-La!”  It occurred to me that the terrible two’s are going to rear their head shortly (like, now) and I know I am in BIG trouble with La-La!

She’s becoming more and more independent and I know it’s a good thing but sometimes I feel like she is in more in charge than I am!  How does that happen, lol? In all seriousness though, I went to an Eating Disorder workshop over the weekend for my CEU’s and young girls really have so much to contend with societal expectations for females and as I sat there I couldn’t help but think of my Ally and all that her life has in store for her.  I said a silent prayer that I can raise a strong, resilient,  independent girl with high self-esteem who loves herself.   May she always keep her moxie and be true to herself.

On a lighter note, here are a few pics of St Patty’s Day and the ponytail she kept in her hair for all of five minutes!

I love the look on her face….I’d love to know what she is thinking:

Pony tail!!  (Yes she is holding a pen she and sitting on top of the kitchen table) I was desperate to catch a shot of her pony!

The princesses have arrived!  This little castle was a gift and she really likes playing with it with her Daddy.


My Dearest Daughter

I love being your mother.  Every second of every minute of everyday, I love being your mother.


(taken by Photobooth on my iMac)