Okay, this picture just cracks me up. It is just one of those photos. You know the kind. The kind that tells it’s own story just by the “things” that are in it. A story that is in your memories, as you look back on the picture years from this day and you start to remember….
how at 19 months old she puts her older sister’s flip-flops on and flip-flaps around the house, and then for some reason takes one off and walks with it in her hand, and so instead of hearing flip flap flip flap flip flap you suddenly hear flap ___ flap___ flap___ flap___ flap.
and in those flip flops she’s sport’n the painted toes. Blue, of course. Because who painted them? Her 14 year old sister. And you remember how this 19 month old says “Mom. Toes!” and points to her pretty painted toes so you can admire them.
And the Sippy Cup. You remember how she calls it her “Ba Ba” which is so funny because ba ba is usually the name given to a bottle, and she has never had a bottle in her life.
And the hat. The baseball cap of one of her brothers. The one she takes off his head while he is lying on the floor watching tv, and she runs with it, and he pretends that he cares and chases after her (he would care if it were anyone else but the baby!) and she squeals in delight at the fact that her big brother is trying to catch her! (and just how does she run so fast while wearing those huge flip-flops?) And when her brother catches her, instead of taking the hat back, he puts it on her head — backwards, of course, because it looks “cooler” that way — and then he says “Go show Mommy!”
and she walks around the house flap___flap___flap___ looking for me, saying “Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom.” until I say, “I’m in here, TuTu…” (because that’s what I call her sometimes) and she flap flap flaps up to me and says, “Mom. Hat.” and I say, “Ohhhhh! Look at the pretty girl!!!” and quickly go grab my camera so that I can capture the moment. And then I say, “Go show Sissy!”.
and she will flap___flap___flap___ down the hallway to show one of her sisters her cuteness. And that’s really what this post is about. Capturing the cuteness of an ordinary day. These are the days that I never, ever want to forget. And photos like this one help me to remember