Friday, September 11, 2009

Beautiful, healthy, happy

That's what I see when I look at my little girl. I'm sure there are many more words I could use to describe her. Adorable, silly, cute....ok, I'll stop there. She's dressed as a princess today wearing the dress my niece wore as the flower girl in my wedding. Simply adorable. I couldn't help but to think this could be her only wedding dress when I looked at her snapping pics like a mad woman. She just ran up to me and said, "Mom, I look more beautiful." Oh this little girl just melts my heart. She wants to wear the dress all day, and I don't really see the problem in letting her. I don't foresee anyone wearing the dress again so what are a few more stains and snags going to hurt. Nothing.

This morning she got up and I put on some cartoons, asked her if she was hungry (to which she replied no) and then went back to bed. Have I ever mentioned how lucky I am to have a well behaved child who I know will not reek havoc on the house should I not be watching over her? Well, I am. When I woke up, she was at the coffee table with two slices of bread laid side by side, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly. I asked her what she was doing and she said she was going to try to make her sandwich all by herself. Of course, she couldn't get the lids off the jars so she didn't get very far. It was cute. She had also opened a poptart and taken a few bites out of it. I am happy to see her regaining some of her independence.

Yesterday, she caught her first fish. Well, she wasn't actually manning her fishing pole when it happened, but she did help reel it in. She had been fishing for a good ten to fifteen minutes and had given up after loosing many worms to the fish. Her friend Katie also caught a fish at the same time. The girls were a little overwhelmed to have two fish to deal with at once. I ran up to the house to get the camera so we could capture the moment. Summer didn't really want anything to do with the fish once we got it out of the water and would barely even stand beside it. I don't think Katie touched her fish either. Thank goodness for mommies and daddies who can take care of the icky parts like putting on the worms and taking the fish off the hooks. I'll be sure to put up a pic next week. I think I am going to try to do a picture update every other week on Wednesdays. Not sure it will actually happen, but it does sound like a good goal. I know everyone loves the pics and this is the closest thing I have to a picture album right now.

I guess I'm going to get off here and enjoy the rest and relaxation that lake house brings. Summer is definitely enjoying herself here. We are blessed to have so much in life.


Susie said...

Summer is truly a blessed little girl from having you as a mom. I'm glad she is eating. Maybe this will build her strength up. Hears hoping.

Debbie said...

Hi Summer- How awesome that you caught your first fish!! Way to go!! I bet you look like a beautiful princess in the dress. Hope to see some pictures :o) Please know that we are all praying for you.

God bless


Stephanie said...

Such a sweet adorable little girl! You all enjoy your time!!!!

Bridgett said...

So glad you're enjoying your time off. :)

Keep eating, Summer-girl! Get big and strong for us.


Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Dress up clothes are made to be worn. Even to bed. Even while eating pb&j.

Stephycce said...

Sounds wonderful!