Monday, June 30, 2008

Making me happy


You know when you're... say, reading a book, minding your own business, when someone decides to eat a literary, juicy, green apple.... and before you know it, your mouth is watering and your glands are doing that pinchy thing, (is it happening right now?) and it almost hurts a little, like you're actually eating something sour? It's like you had no control over it, like the author actually jumped out and forced your mouth to water. Weird. Or when you're feeding your baby and you want them to open their mouth, and you don't realize it, but you're opening your mouth super wide like that's going to help. Like baby-feeding voodoo. Looks pretty silly. But it seems to be almost reflex (tell me this isn't just me.) Some things we just don't really have control over.

Like when I see this girl for instance... smiling... like this...


I smile. Whatever the status of my sanity. Can't even help it. Reflex. They're good medicine, babies.

11 comments:

Sierra said...

wow i miss u guys sooooo much and i wish i could still sit for u guys! its too bad sophia is still really little cuz then when i come back and see her she wont remember me! 8-(
but i hope i can come back soon to see u guys

The rlmmmmcaress family said...

She is so sweet. What a cute little smile and sitting up too. Sometimes my jaw starts hurting because my kids make me smile so much.

koko bean..... said...

Lillie it isn't just you both Mitch and I do it when we are feeding a baby and we laugh at each other. Hey I do have a question for you though any tricks in getting a baby to eat baby food? I have tried everything I know and well no luck. I am up for anything thanks....

Lowdogg said...

Taming the mohawk? She's a cutie.

Christin said...

No matter what kind of day I'm having I always get a smile from my babies. I think that's why God made them so stinkin' cute and yummy.

Christin

Missy said...

I love that smile! She is too cute Lillie. I'm dying at that second picture.

Kodi said...

Love Mila's new do. So cute! She is the CUTEST. Miss you guys!

Rebecca said...

Here's the thing. Apparently babies can mimic our faces, and so when we open our mouths, it actually helps them to open their mouths. Just further evidence that you are equipped to be a mom. You probably tilt your head when you look at her too? Supposedly they understand that to mean affection. These things we do naturally happen to be the things they need. And the things they do naturally--like smile--happen to be the things you need. Tell me this isn't divine.

Sarie said...

Love all the new photos and especially the way you write. Sounds exactly like having girl talk in person:)
I will always have a closeness to your name from now on! It's Jake's grandmother's name, but we struggled on the spelling. Finally decided on the Irish way, which is of course the best. And so feminine. So here's to all the wonderful Lillies in the world.

Brandon or Michelle. said...

such a beautiful little one. and I agree, love the lillie writing. :)

Lindsay & Weston said...

Wes makes fun of me all of the time because I take as many "bites of air" as Nate takes when I'm feeding him!

Great picture of Mila. that smile is contagious.