Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Photo.


I could snatch them up, take a private plane to a Montana ranch and settle into a tiny little house with a fireplace... live there forever... have some animals... sew them quilts... bake bread every day...


Grace: She got my make up out today. Spread it out in front of her and made some real decisions. Colors, textures, brushes. She had all the girls pick nail colors and cheek shimmer and lipstick. She looked beautiful with her painted face. She does everything for me. She carries Tada around like her own. And after all these years, from 18 months to 7.8 years old... she still pretends she's a puppy.

Ruby: She emoted a lot this week. Screaming, crying, stomping, glaring. I scold her and when her big chunky tears begin to fall I have no choice. I hug her and I hold her. There's no choice involved. My arms open and my hands pull her to me. She has incredible power.

Lillie: Today was another one of those days, we loved and we lost. So many battles with her as the victor. At one point Jake had to run away from her. Run down the hall. Her demands were just too unreasonable for him to satisfy. She's a tyrannical queen and at the end of the day, our beaten hearts swell with adoration of her ferocity.

Matilda: She learned to clap this week. She thinks she's the trickiest thing. She also sniffs loudly through her nose (pictured above). It's her way of saying, "hi". She waves "bye, bye" and tries to pull herself up on everything. That trick ends with head bonks, poor little babe. The older girls go to bed before her and Jake and I spend some baby time with her at night. We exclaim many many things but mostly, how much we love that little thing.

6 comments:

The Hones said...
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Kristen said...

Love it!!!! And love Matilda's sniffing nose!!! Adorable....btw....I might add Rachel has that same sweater Grace has on!!!!! At least it looks exactly the same! OH and yah....the tears from JT in those situations like Ruby....same reaction from me and I am SO glad I am not alone in that!!! And you put it so well.............as always ;)

Rebecca Smylie said...

Trust me Sarie, being with just your daughters all day long isn't what you'd think. SEND ME A FRIEND!!!

but then, if I had FOUR daughters maybe things woudln't be so bad. They're beautiful.

Laurel said...

i think it sounds like a lovely plan (and that squished up nose "hello" could NOT be any cuter)

sarah said...

This post touched my heart. The secret world of mom and young ones at home. It's a magical kingdom all it's own.

Cindy said...

I like the "little house on the prairie" kind of life idea. As long as all of our friends live a horse ride away. This is a wonderful picture of your children. Such personality and life. They are beautiful and make me smile.