Sunday, September 20, 2009

Librarian Lily

Have I mentioned Lily is a little bookworm; or shall I say a BIG bookworm! She wants to read books from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to sleep. Going to the library is like going to Disney World for her. If I had a quarter for every time she hands us a book, turns around and walks backward like she's a garbage truck going in reverse just to fall into our laps, I'd be a rich, rich woman.
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See all those books? That's just round 1...
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She actually kisses books and hugs them like a stuffed animal...Photobucket
We'd be shut ins and Lily would never bathe or eat dinner if we never stopped her from reading books; we have to come up with plans to transition to something else where one swoops in with a distractor while the other gently puts books away so we don't have a sad little person...sometimes we even take them with us to avoid tears...
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and she is one happy little person...
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she doesn't even need clothes to enjoy a great bestseller...
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maybe Lily could join a local baby book club where they meet for milk and cookies to share their favorites...

say cheese...
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somehow she took off my headband I was wearing and she thought it was stylish - she looks like a kungfu fighter
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if anyone stops by, she smells a new reader and will greet them with a book, then back up and fall into their laps
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there's something really special about grandparents reading to their granddaughter - like they're imparting wisdom through a tale of "So Big"...
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and before bedtime is probably everyone's favorite as she is freshly bathed, extra baby lotioned up, smelling delish in her footed jammies (even though it's 100 degrees outside) snuggling with her blanket as we all pile into bed together listening intently and she signs 'more' after every single book. I don't remember loving books as much as she did when I was a child, but am sure reliving and reloving children's books in a whole new way these days...
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Life is Good!

12 comments:

Meagan Harris said...

So awesome! Love your little reader. Great seeing you all at the mall this weekend... sorry for busting in on you in the bathroom! YIKES!

jen said...

isn't it fun?
i once found cora ...
it had been a little too quiet for a little too long ...
in the middle of her room with EVERY book from her shelf piled all around her. she was quietly pulling each and every book down, flipping through the pages and "reading" to herself ... so involved in the moment ... i didn't grab the camera. oops.

Heidi said...

the pic of her laughing on the potty is sooooooo stinkin cute!!!

and congrats on the potty training....beckham is completely opposed doing it. we even drop cheerios in the potty so he can play target practice...he's not into it!!!

i love these pics of her. she is so sweet and so into books...wow, that is great!

Jennifer said...

Oh...how I love to read books to her...because it's the best way to sneak in some quality snuggles and head sniffing. Her smell is intoxicating!!

And since when does she sit on the potty?? Um....what?? Aunt Jennifer missed that memo, and she's NOT happy!!

Great pictures of her reading...I loooove how her mind works, and how she shows just a little bit more to us every day. She is crazy smart!!

xoxo
jc

Grandpa said...

Reading is one of those “happy germs” . . . it not only infects Lily’s entire body . . . but since this “germ” is so contagious . . . those of us that read to her are also infected.

We know Lily is learning . . . we just don’t know how much . . . but if Lily wants to read and it makes her smile . . . then let’s keep this “happy germ” flowing . . . and there’s one thing I know for sure . . . reading to Lily as she cuddles on my lap is . . . as they say . . . PRICELESS!!!

. . . and one more thing . . . whoever heard of “reading on the throne? Mmmmmm . . . maybe Lily’s going to start a new trend . . . Ya think?

Kelle said...

the potty ones are precious! the best is when you sneak up on them readin' on their own...and that one with her back turned looks like someone totally snuck up on her. love it. she just looks bigger and cuter. ah, joy.

Tisha said...

so cute! she's going to be reading herself at 2. she's so adorable!

Anna Ruth said...

Here's to the love of books!! I love the picture of her and Daddy in bed. That is one of our favorite places to read a night also.

Julie Frizzi said...

Nathan & I are looking at pics and he says MOM SHE LOVES THAT BABY...so true.........

wylie said...

I can totally see her with her little reading glasses and a small bun and her white button down shirt... such a bookworm! I didn't get the memo about potty training, fill me in !

DGMommy said...

Booktime is the BEST for snuggles!!! I love how she loves books so much. Such a smartie!!!
Love to the little reader! And you guys too:)

Love
Aunt Molly

Cibele said...

potty training??? already!!!!! OMG, share with me you secret please!