At bedtime one night, she was being a drama queen. “Mama’s always mad at me!” She was holding something I couldn’t see, which turned out to be little medicine cups, and she said, “They are my tear cups to catch my tears!” Don’t feel too bad for her. Within two minutes, she was jabbering about Mrs. Barksdale and the popcorn party they had that day. “I just do not understand why we had it, but you know, I’m not going to ask. I’m just glad we had it!”
At sushi, she was pretending her chopstick was a magic wand. Pointing to me, she said, “Magic wand, change your attitude!” I guess she’s heard that a time or two!
She told a lady at the paint place, “My daddy’s silly- I get it from him!” Also there, a little boy was holding her hand and dragging him around. She said, “Mama, now I know how you feel with me dragging you around!”
“You haven’t been to Bass Pro, Mama? Whoa. Lots to learn.”
After she recently told me how to close out my apps on my phone to save my battery, she asked me if I noticed my phone holding ‘juice’ better.
“When you get to heaven, Mama, you’ll have to take pics and send them to my phone.”
“Mama is my safety weapon.”
“Mama is my best friend.”
At a Mexican restaurant, she was bossing me around about tacos. I asked her, “Who made you the queen of tacos? Is that your new title?” She said, “No, it’s ‘Sassy’ to you!”
At Bubba’s house for dinner, completely unprompted, I heard her ask her, “Bubba, is there anything I can do to help you?”
I asked her what was in her hair. She said, “None of your beeswax.”
John got to coach one of HG’s soccer games, and HG was so cute about it. She later told me, “I want Daddy to coach my next game.”
First SAA soccer game of the yearLunch with GD and Spiffer on GD’s birthday at the Hollywood CafeMomo really can’t get enough lovingBlue got a little too close to the shaving cream spelling word practice at bathtime…Flower cake from John on my birthday- isn’t it cute?!I forgot to take a pic with HG on my birthday and remembered as I lay in bed with her…so this is the best I got!We had family dinner at our house on the Friday following my birthday. HG asked to take a pic of me and Addie.And then it was their turn.The two of them put on a fashion show with HG as the designer and Addie as the model.First casual day of the year- spirit day/ wear blue or whiteHG’s first pep rallySleeping in mommy’s bed is the best.We explored the Art Project after school one day- great play place!HG with all of her masterpieces afterward at dinner at Memphis Pizza.Couldn’t leave without a little cornhole.Then we went back to school to watch our neighbor play her last home volleyball game for SAA. Way to go, Katie! I feel like we’ll see a lot more of HG in this pose in the SAA gym over the years!She was showing me how her teeth were pink from her sucker, but it’s a good look at her snaggletooth grin these days.Our favorite SAA star, #12!!!THIS is our perfect Friday night. In our pjs, cozy on the couch, with Momo by our side.Daddy is in charge of getting her soccer foot gear on. John actually got recruited to be a coach for this game against Grace St. Luke’s at SAA. HG thought it was so cool to have her daddy on the sidelines!Time for a Saturday afternoon nap (for mama) with the kitties.Friday night dinner at Bubba’s with our aunts and unclesOrange spirit day at schoolTrying to sear these little handprints on my car window into my memorySweaty and happy after soccer practiceHappy mama and happy baby girl. Homemade ice cream on the couch in our pjs.Me too, baby girl, me too. Mornings stink.HG came by my office one afternoon after school and HANK was there too!Alexandra Coats has arrived! And on my birthday- whoop whoop!This cat loves her. It’s ridiculous.Saturday morning couch loveI swear she asked me to take this picture and to share it on social media. Hand on a Bible.Notice a theme?Such a big girl, waiting to see Dr. Vargo