the summer of 2010's been a stunner. and unforgettable. but just in case i do forget...
esmé grabs my face every morning and tells me how utterly cute i am. even when i am nowhere near cute. i can tell she believes it by the forcefulness of her clutch. she also pronounces feather like fevvah. i'm grateful she uses that word a few times daily.
grae-rose thinks she's perfection, inside and out. if you ask and even if you don't, she will tell you. and if you catch her in front of the mirror, she'll be the one smiling. last week, she told me how lucky she felt to be born a blue-eyed blondie. minus the usual aryan nation concerns, i'm grateful she loves what she sees.
and, oh, my lillie kate. in less than two weeks, i'll have had a lillie kate for twelve years. she started out looking like a little old man with horrible skin and an unusually large melon, but now? that chandelier smile guts me daily. even when i find one. forgotten. frog. from our creek adventure. last week.
in her backpack.
clenched jaw, slightly nauseated, obsessively washing my hands...i am still grateful.
the girlies three are celebrating their birthdays all september long. i'm dreaming of cake already. photo swiped from here.