Friday, August 4, 2006

So Much Sassy-Pants In That Tiny Little Body

Gracen is definitely a mama’s girl, and while she does like lots of other people she really loves her mama. It was one of her first words, “muh-muh”, and she used it all of the time, but lately it has changed and I haven’t a clue how she settled on this one. Gracen calls me mummy, but at first she pronounced it muh-MEE! Every morning I would wake up to her standing in her bed, peering over the rail and yelling muh-MEE! muh-MEE! muh-MEE! at me to come and get her out. But now she says “mummy” the regular way, and she says it ALL of the time, and it gets louder depending on her mood and the urgency of the situatiation. Her other favorite word is “mine!” and she tends to use that one a lot, especially with so many other siblings that are more than willing to take things away from her. She is quite a sassy little girl, and a lot tougher than her tiny size leads you to believe. She can take care of herself in most situations, but she’s had to since some of her brothers and sisters get in the way of what she wants sometimes and she’s not one to sit and let life go by.
She’s not a brute though, really, she is actually a little snuggler and loves to give kisses and loves to her family. It’s so funny to see her pucker up and purse her tiny little baby lips and even make the “mwah” sound with each kiss. And I can’t keep a straight face when the singing and dancing begins, especially at church. She was totally getting her boogy on during the practice hymn the other Sunday. You should have seen her little bum, it was groovin’ all over the place as she sang her little heart out. She was so put out when the hymn ended, she really loves to sing her own words. I thought Mathes was our music loving dancer in the family, but No! Gracen has completely left him in the dust with her dancing feet and singing lips. So much baby boogying to do, so much bum shakin’ dancing left undone, so many unsung songs to sing, and so little time in her little baby day.

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