Tuesday, November 22, 2011

dolly wolly

Dear Little Leah,

My favorite thing in the whole wide world is to come home from school and snuggle with you on the couch. You always seem to be so content sitting in my arms.

Last night, after dinner, while you and I were watching a movie on the couch, I gently set your dolly in your little arms. You were so still. Your arms and hands didn’t move a bit as you cradled your dolly. You kept looking down, staring into your doll’s face. It was cute beyond belief!

Even though you can’t walk over and pick up your dolly yourself, I figured that you still would like to hold her. Boy did you ever like it! Sometimes I forget that just because you can’t physically play with a toy by yourself that it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to play with toys at all. I love helping you with your toys. But you know what I love even more? Seeing that adorable, squinty smile on your precious little face.

I love you little girl!


Monday, November 14, 2011

hockey daughter

dear little leah, 
you are, what i guess we can call, a hockey daughter. your dad plays hockey. he just started. he's no professional, but he's actually not all that bad. even i was surprised.

sometimes he falls. 

sometimes he doesn't. {sometimes he even scores!}

and you love to get dressed in your jammies and mittens and watch him play {even if the games are really late}... 

...and then patiently wait for him to change into his street clothes so we can drive him home. 

he's already talking about getting you some ice skates and taking you to a rink this winter. just thought i'd warn you. 

love you, little leah. 


dear little leah, 
we got your school pictures back last week. and it's a no go. they should have turned out okay. there was definitely potential. you looked like this, after all. 

but the end result was nowhere as successful as 2010-2011. you kind of set the bar high. so, retakes it is. sorry miss ribbons. but perhaps you should try smiling next time.

love you.