Thursday, June 4, 2015
Lily at 3 years 7 months
After my brain dump about Atticus on Tuesday, I thought I would follow up with one filled with things I don't want to forget about Lily. Today she is 3 years and 7 months old so it seems as good a time as any to jot a few things down.
--She loves helping Ish water the garden in the morning.
--If another child takes a toy from her she throws a royal fit, but when they ask nicely she readily gives up whatever toy she is using.
--She loves picking flowers. She especially loves picking dandelions. Every time we go outside, within seconds she says, "Mommy, I have a surprise for you," and she pulls a dandelion out from behind her back.
--She collects things and stores them in bags. When she can't find a bag she stores her treasures in a hat. She has one hat that she lovingly refers to as her "hat-bag-purse".
--She likes to wear necklaces and bracelets and has reached an age where she'll actually keep them on for more than a minute or two.
--She would subsist on carrots and hummus if she were allowed to.
--She is starting to draw a lot more often. Recently balloons are a favorite.
--She can recognize her name when it is printed (both Lily and Liliana).
--She has several characters that she pretends to be. The two most frequent are Etta, who rides a horse and Callie who has fuzzy pink and purple hair.
--When she is scared of something in a movie she asks Ish to "protect me of the bad guys".
--When she is looking for Atticus she asks "Where's my Ats-a-bats" and when she is looking for Little Ish she wants to know where her "Ferks-a-berks" is. She refers to her cousin Percival as her "Herfs-a-berfs".
--She is still tiny enough to front-carry in the Boba carrier and will often request for Atticus to ride in the grocery cart so that I can wear her.
--She is petrified of ants.
--She gives an amazing side eye.
--She likes to play a game she calls "Grape Shoopa" in which she pours water from one container to another. She will often play this for an hour at a time.