Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A smile goes a long, long way…

Miriam has been practicing her grins. Most often she smiles right after eating, right before she falls asleep. Pure contentment.

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Occasionally she’ll smile when she’s completely awake. I can’t wait for her to smile more. Somehow it just makes motherhood more rewarding when you’re showered with smiles for every little thing you do. Clapping is also a fun stage, when you get a round of applause for anything and everything, but that won’t happen for a while so I’ll gladly take the smiles. It’s like a big thank you.

*Smile.* (Translation: Thanks for feeding me, Mom!)

“Oh, you’re welcome, sweet baby.”

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Rachel, on the other hand, spent all day avoiding smiling at the camera. And then she wanted to know why, when I was showing her the pictures I had taken, she wasn’t featured in more of them.

“Where’s my picture?” she asked.

Well…you have to stand still for a split second for me to take the picture first. But apparently that was too much to ask for today. (Not that it’s hard—it just starts with an S right here, and it’s a mile to the other ear…)*

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So here’s one from Sunday for those of you who miss her smile.

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*I totally used to watch Ballooner Landing. It’s been off the air for over a decade. Does that make me old?

2 comments:

  1. She looks so grown up! (both of them actually, but I was thinking of Miriam.)

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  2. I love her name.
    25 November 2009 at 19:28

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