Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Orphan Child

Tonight at a Christmas party someone said, "Milly is so cute. Even though she always looks like a little orphan, she is so cute!" I can't be offended, because as I look through pictures, I think she has a really valid point.
My general policy is that if no one is crying or bleeding then things are fine. So if my children look like orphans, at least they look like happy orphans.
I admit that I could spend a little more time on her hair so she can at least see. Notice Otie's new smile for the camera.
Proof that I do, in fact, bathe my children
In other news, Milly is 18 months and went to nursery for the first time last Sunday! Otis was SO excited that she got to go with him.
Although she does often look straight off the set of the movie, "Annie", I love this girl so much. I love how excited she is to find Eddy the Elf every morning. I love how much she loves books and turning the pages by herself. I love how she likes to walk with me next to the stroller and hold hands. I love how she runs away when she steals something from Otis or when it's time to change her diaper. I love how she imitates everything Otis does. I love/hate how she prefers Tyler over me. I love how she says, "hold me". I love how she always stays close to me in a crowd. I love how she grabs my face to pull me in for a kiss.
I love how she rubs her plate all over her hair after every meal. I love how she says, "O-Dee!" when it's time to pick him up from school. I love how she loves to snuggle in just her towel for awhile after the bath. She has the sweetest nature and is so loving. I know she is the cutest thing, even if I don't spend my mornings braiding her hair.

13 comments:

Karen said...

Doing hair is SO overrated. Just look at pics of Brooke...her hair is never done. If I do attempt anything (usually just a ponytail) it is pulled out within a few hours. I dont know how other moms get their kids to keep their hair in. So I will join the Annie orphan hair club for sure! I think she always looks adorable. Can you believe Brooke and otie go into sunbeams in just a few weeks? Crazy!

Saidi said...

I can't believe she is so old. I think she is adorable. We can't wait for you guys to be here soon!!!

Tasty Sensations said...

Milly is the best. Love you.

Cherie said...

The count down begins.
See you all soon.
xoxo

Meg said...

I've always thought she looked just like her beautiful momma...but in the picture in the tub, she is the spitting image of her beautiful aunt Betsy! Love it!

Heidi said...

Awww...what a nice backhanded compliment! I think Milly is the absolute cutest!

Nanette said...

Hm. People must have much higher standards over there, because I think she looks quite cute! Even if she is wearing her older brother's hand-me-down jacket....

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! That is too funny. Are English people really blunt? Maybe I don't know these things. Don't worry. I'm sure people think that about Ali! She pretty much has what we call "crazy hair" all the time! She is adorable no matter what her hair is doing!

Christine said...

I love the phrase, "at least they are happy orphans" that got be laughing, and hooray for nursery! nothing better. So good to see you in december.

Kati said...

I am glad I have boys and never really have to do their hair. I am not quite sure a girl would pull that off as well:)
Your kids are so cute with or without their hair done!

Dana and Chase said...

love your little family!

Jenna said...

Millie is so cute! I love her hair. Miss you guys!

Nanette said...

I think it's time we talk about your orphan blog.