Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Simple Things

I remember when I was a little girl I would always accompany my mom on shopping trips. It really didn't matter whether she was going to the mall or just going to Wegman's. Then when Livvie entered the picture, she would often come shopping with me. I love that about girls. Noah usually wasn't interested unless we were going some place fun, but Liv always wants to come along for the ride.

Even though Emma is only nine months old (today!) I feel like I'm already experiencing that with her. She loves sitting in a shopping cart and looking at all the people as they pass. She never fails to capture their attention with her big cheesy grin, or if that doesn't work- she yells in her indistinguishable language. I'm pretty sure that she's convinced that the world revolves around her; I know that's not healthy for older children, but I'm not looking forward to the day when she learns that the world can be a cruel place. Right now I'm more than happy for her to believe that everyone is patient, kind, and good-willed. It's funny, there's just something about a baby that softens people. Today I was in line at Walmart and this lady kept yelling at her daughter, but in the next breath would turn around and talk sweetly to Emma. Or maybe it's not babies but just that my daughter is so darn cute??

I took a bunch of pictures of her tonight. She's so funny; when she does something silly that I laugh at she starts laughing too and does it again. She's a smart one! However her mommy is not. I went to load the pictures...and there was no memory card in the camera. I would have known that if I had not dropped and broken this camera (as with our nice camera) so it doesn't show pictures on the screen. Here's one from a few weeks ago of her though, looking absolutely disgusted. This is what she usually looks like after dinner- not so much the expression- but the mess.

3 comments:

The Svoboda Family said...

Oh dear Kelly...you and your cameras! Love the picture you were able to post though...that face is hilarious!
I love all my kids and enjoy the special moments I have with each of them...but you are right...there is something about being out with your daughters that is just so stinken special. Must be a girl thing...I don't know.

Libby said...

I was thinking about that the other day. Something about babies (and puppies too) that can soften even those with the roughest edges! Possible the topic of an upcoming post for me. PS - your kid looks just like your hubby. PSS - I feel your pain

hcfischer1 said...

One of my fondest memories is grocery shopping with my grandma at the Taft Rd. Wegmans. She would always stop to get me a cookie and get her a cup of hot coffee. I miss that...