Thursday, July 30, 2009

I don't know when it happened.


Her turning like 16 and all. Doesn't she look old? I've had my breath stolen right out of my chest on many occasion lately when I look at her and see so little of my face, so little of Ross' face, and so MUCH beauty. This perfectly formed face of her own. I know she has resemblances to us because people tell me so. But all I see is Sophia. With one set of dimples in her cheeks and one under her eyes (my FAVorite- inherited from Ross) and spaces between her perfect teeth, and cheeks you want to bury your whole face into, and eyes as big and blue as the pacific.

She can clean up the entire toy-room (a room I used to leave tornadoed (sure it's a verb) for weeks on end), color and read and paint and build and do all sorts of wonderful quiet-time activities during Mila's nap. She can get her own food and water and she cleans every spec of her face that could have been touched by food so I don't have to. She tells me that I'm pretty and tells me when she loves my dress and loves my hair and loves my necklace. She loves to give me kisses and rub my arms and she tells me that she loves ME and that I'm her best friend, like 20 times a day.


Did anyone warn me that nearly 4 is like the greatest age in the whole wide world? I wish we could all be nearly 4. The whole world would be a better place-- Obama wouldn't have felt like he had to go in and fix everything in like a month and in so doing, ruin everything.


But we might find soggy pull-ups in hidden trash cans, in countries far and wide.

(Our sippy-of-ice-water habit at night has not helped us in the night-time potty-train game. So no... she's not perfect. Under-eye-dimples and all.)


P.S. A couple new posts on my photo-blog HERE.

9 comments:

brooke said...

That makes me so hopeful that by the time I have another one, Sawyer will be this amazing little/big person that will want to help me all the time!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Four is my favorite!!!! And I have found ten to be pretty great too! I'm hoping I'll discover a teenage year that is just as magical!

missy said...

I have heard great things about four. Which is good, because three is kinda hard right lillie?

Jeanette said...

Sophia is definitely a heart breaking beauty! And I feel the same way about not being able to see me in them...they each one are so much just exactly who they are...with so little me in them, which is probably really good. And the age is really perfect, until 5, and then, well it's a good thing kindergarten was invented...

Lowdogg said...

I agree about the nearly-4's, and fortunately it continues into the just-turned-4's.

Joseph told us today that the vision of the tree of life was his new favorite story. I asked him why and he said "Because it's terrific."

Rachelle said...

I miss seeing that gorgeous girl every day. She is such a sweet, but precocious little person...and I love her to pieces!
I love all your beach pictures. It looks like you guys had a fantastic time!

Lowdogg said...

I can't believe I missed the Obama comment on my first read-through.

Almost brought a tear.

Jenie said...

I know exactly what you mean... time is flying by so quickly and I feel like I'm missing so much. I absolutely love 4 but I have to say that 12 is pretty good too! Loving the responsible babysitter that I waited patiently for. :) Sophia is so darling and Avery talks non-stop about Mila...I'm sure from nursery but I love it! What would we do without them?

S.A.S. said...

Really, those dimples, that coloring, the rosebud lips... I'm not much for guns, but think Ross better invest in a shotgun, just to wave around when the boys swarm.

Is she really FOUR?!