...my attempt at capturing Arissa's precocious moments
...a way for me to share them with family & friends
...Arissa's response to "how about no?"
M: That’s an expensive car…
A: [unimpressed] That’s a frowny-face car.
A: I’ve got my bag all packed for Nana’s today!
M: What’s in it?
A: My swimsuit, my goggles, that… umm… the thing you use to dry off after you swim…
A: …not a towel… the thing you wear… I’ll just call it a “dry suit.”
M: A cover up?
A: Yeah, a cover up!
A: Don’t you just hate when those mow-lawn things come out?
M: The lawnmowers?
There aren’t many things in this world that make me think there’s anything beyond it but you are one of them.
There’s no other way I can explain how I could possibly have such a phenomenally sweet, thoughtful, joyful, brilliant light in my life.
You are special beyond measure and I hope today and always that your heart continues to shine with the unique magic that touches everyone who meets you.
With every year that passes, I see your potential for greatness of mind, body and soul grow exponentially. And I am so very proud to be your mom.
At the bus stop:
A: I want to go play in the snow with Gracie!
M: Ok, but ASK her if she wants to play first, her daddy said she’s not a morning person.
*A runs over to Gracie, returns immediately*
A: Gracie said she’s grumpy and she doesn’t wanna play.
M: Well, Gracie’s like Mommy…You know how I’m grumpy in the morning a lot? Well some people are happier in the morning and they’re “morning people,” and some people are happier at night and they’re “night people.”
A: I’m a morning person AND a night person!
M: Yes you are, kiddo.