Thursday, January 08, 2009

RJS

Jan 4 09




Ruby Jean Smylie. Lover of music, of soulful dancing, and questioning the obvious. She's painfully persistent. Her cheeks are always full of annoying noises saved for a long boring winter's day. She also likes to tell me what shape her poo turned out to be that day, "just like Wall-e's arm, Mommy!". She's tough, real tough, and real snuggly.

She often cups her hands around my face and repeats the same phrases over and over, "Lillie is a baby, huh? Lillie is a baby, huh? Lillie is a baby, huh?", and I answer "yes" every time. In that moment, I'm hers, all hers. I am really in love with her today.

7 comments:

Rebecca Smylie said...

You know, I was looking at her when we were in Florida and you know how sometimes you get a glimpse of what someone will look like when they're older? Be warned, she's going to be alarmingly beautiful.

Caitlin Rose said...

I am with Rebecca on that. She is and forever will be gorgeous :)
XOXO

kevin said...

at least she is not to the stage where she wants you to confirm the uniqueness of her poo's and record them for future interested parties.

Missy said...

Her eyes. She really is beautiful.

I love those repeat questions. Over and over again, until finally it clicks! And then it's as though everything is right in the world.

the pomegranate apple said...

thanks for your story over at the apron stage. it's good to hear "real-life" stuff.

thanks.

Team Bowers said...

So precious! Wish we could all be more like them!! And sometimes, I wish my husband would keep asking the obvious--all well though...

Katherine said...

Sarah your pictures really are amazing. Your girls are amazing. You are amazing. Miss you.