Monday, May 19, 2008

Little Girl

Helen turned 18 months, and is fast becoming Miss Cheese. Here is Her Orneriness after lunch one day. I didn't think it was possible for anyone to be a messier eater than Owen. Then I met Helen. This happens to be after clean-up.The messy eating surprises me. Helen is showing interest in liking her things neat and orderly. She likes to help put things away--her room-time toys, clean dishes from the dishwasher, her blankets and H pillow and Night-Night Bear. But like her daddy says, she eats the way the rest of us wish we could--with thorough enjoyment and utter abandon of social restraint. She had her first ever Double-Stuf Oreo in the car the other day, and as we were rounding the corner to home, I heard a loud slurping noise that was her sucking every last bit of chocolate off her fingers.

These shots from another day are before clean-up. She was extremely pleased to be sitting in her brother's chair.

Here we are before going to a Mother-Daughter Tea last Saturday. Helen is wearing her "new" sparkly princess slippers that I picked up at our church's mega yard sale. Daddy told her to SMILE so she gave it her best. I'm 33 1/2 weeks pregnant here (that's out of 40 for those of you who didn't know.)
Helen and her cousin Abby didn't have posing on their day's agenda.
Her first mother-daughter event.
Finally....the food! She managed to stay non-messy, but she made up for it by flooding her diaper while Aunt Mary Jane was holding her. Sorry about your dress, Aunt Mary Jane! But at least that was a little less embarrassing for me than being told by a grocery store employee, while I was emptying my food onto the conveyor belt, "Ma'am! I've been watching your cart, and something is leaking--I think it's your daughter's diaper. Yes, it is, even her little feet are wet!" With my face flaming, I looked back to see the drippy trail. Clean up on aisle 5!

10 comments:

Sabrina said...

this was a fun post to read. You look great!

wanita said...

my two youngest daughters share a room. their biggest spats can be about their also shared closest. little miss raya is for the most part neat, well ok maybe closer to a perfectionist. soraya likes her clothes hung neatly and i kid you not, color-coded! along comes gerica who's clothes are usually barely hanging on to the hanger as she tosses them towards the rod.
=)

Anonymous said...

What a little sweety. I love her big, happy smile! She could cheer up anybody's day. :) Rosanna

Anonymous said...

You look amazing, Ms. 33 1/2 out of 40 weeks...I looked like that on the day I found out I was pregnant...Miss y'all. Joanne

heidi miller said...

Those pics of Helen are adorable! Your mom told me to check out your blog and I am so glad I did. Thanks for posting...it helps keep me up to date (ps- we have a xanga blog if you are ever interested)

heather said...

Joyce, I feel your pain. I too have been watered on more than one occasion. Goes with the job, unfortunately. :) But it sure has it's perks!?

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! Her little silly smiles crack me up :). Jan

Grandma Ruby said...

Joyce, Wish I could have been with you at your mother-daughter brunch and you could have been at ours! So many miles prevent that. You and Helen really do look sweet. Be encouraged--before you know it, Helen will be potty-trained and her grocery store episode will be just a funny story for her memory book.

Jenn said...

What a little cutie! I love her smile.

Sherri said...

That little Helen gets cuter & cuter everytime I see her! Thanks for posting a pregnancy picture of yourself as well...you look great!