Thursday, August 21, 2008

browsing my screen saver photos

Lizzie in 2001, she was born happy. She has a few smiles, but this one -- where her top lip disappears -- she still does this and it usually reveals her inner workings are on to something funny and she is pleased with herself. Lizzie's comedy is definitely innate, when she comes up with something she works it against an inner timing and she will hold the show and start over if something isn't coming out right. When things line up we are rewarded by her gift of humor. This one always makes me think of card I have framed:

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind."Pooh!"he whispered.

"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing,"said Piglet,taking Pooh's paw.

"I just wanted to be sure of you."

I don't think Winnie was quite two in this picture. I remember this day so clear -- this picture doesn't do the moment justice. She was playing so content and the sun was streaming through the window and if she were not breath taking enough already -- the sun kissed version stopped me in my tracks and placed the moment in a retrievable part of my mind.
This is Lizzie after we returned from a weekend getaway to find our snowwoman had melted (I don't know why, but I remember her name was Vinda). Lizzie was not happy and did command her return -- Vinda didn't listen.

And, oh my gosh, with the Kelly dolls in the other hand. Lizzie has always loved all things small. She carries and stashes small things. I always wonder what goes through her mind when she looses some important tiny toy and it will turn up -- sometimes months -- later in a pocket, behind a pillow, under a barbie couch. She stashes and forgets, but when I find these items, they always seem so purposefully placed in a strange way -- I know she had a plan. Happy.

Winnie on a humid day -- oh, those curls. Shortly after this pic was taken, we cut her hair and the curls were never the same. She still has these amazing curls on the under layer of hair, but the top layer is straight -- Gemini hair for a Gemini girl.

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Blogger Melek said...

wow, you've been posting a lot lately! i think i'm all caught up now.

did you name Winnie "Winnie" bc of the Pooh?

9:24 AM  
Blogger kim said...

She is a Pooh Winnie.
We were thinking of names in the car one day and we asked Frankie what he thought if the baby was a girl. He looked around the back seat and saw his Winnie-the-Pooh book and said,"What about Winnie?"

We all loved it - it was perfect.
Now he claims it had nothing to do with Pooh and that she is named after The Wonder Years Winnie, but I was there, I saw the wheels turning and the eyes hit the book -- she's a Pooh :o).

11:40 AM  
Blogger KATE said...

Those pictures are oh so cute! Just precious! And, you're completely right Time Does Need to Go SLLOOOOOOOWWWEEERRRRR!!!!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Candy said...

seriously- those pics are great. Just one year....and they look completely different. so sad.

1:59 PM  
Blogger kim said...

Candy, -- sometimes over night! they have those "miracle days" and wake up more grown somehow than the day before/

2:25 PM  
Blogger Swishy said...

Oh, my gosh, those are the most darling pictures. You have cuties, that's for sure.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Cecily R said...

That Pooh quote is one of my VERY favorites of all. I've read it a thousand times and it still gives me the fuzzies.

And the pictures? I love them. All of them.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Barrie said...

GREAT photos! And time does pass so quickly. This fall, I'll have THREE teenagers (and an 8 y.o.). THREE. it boggles the mind. And probably my sanity!

11:47 PM  
Blogger wordtryst said...

Awww. Now I want to go and dig out my son's baby albums.

3:17 PM  

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