Our Five Ring Circus: Oh My Lily

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oh My Lily

My sweet Liliana is now 3 1/2 years old! In less than 6 months, she will be starting Pre-K.  I can't even believe it.  I can't even believe it's almost time for my BABY to go to school.


Now, I know she technically isn't the baby anymore, but I can't help but think of her as my baby.  For the first two years of her life, it was mainly just the two of us.  Dylan and Lexie were in school, so I got plenty of alone time with her.  Liam entered the picture, and even though things changed, she was still home with me.  It's really hard to admit to myself that she is growing up!


Although I do wish time would slow down a bit, I love watching her grow.  She has a personality like no other.   She is extremely sweet, loving, and loyal, just like her older siblings, but she's also precocious, stubborn, sassy, adorable, and ABSOLUTELY hilarious!


Some of the things that come out of her mouth are really funny or just plain adorable!


For instance...

A rolling pin is a dinner pencil.
A unicorn is a hornycorn.
A heart beat is a heart beep.
A donut is a donup.
A caterpillar is a rollerpoller.
A skeleton is a sket-lin. 


Instead of saying goodness gracious, she says Goodness Tracy's.

She told me, "My heady-ache is on my knee" after she got hurt one day.

She was struttin' her stuff and told me, "I freakin George-ous."  (Yeah.  We're working on freakin'.)

She put on a fancy dress, and said, "I look like pretty!"  She started singing "I SOOOO FANCY!"


She was playing "This Little Piggy..." and said "This Little Piggy went to Target!"

She was describing her Uncle Greg to me, and said, "He's the coolest man."

She's a bit obsessed with all things Frozen and all things Elsa. She said, "I love Elsa. She is amazing."


One of her favorite movies is Hocus Pocus.  She climbs on top of Liam's Fisher Price doorway toy, pretends it's a broom, and sings "Come Little Children" complete with the head tilts and hand motions.

She recently got her first black eye.  She cried for just a few minutes, then declared it didn't hurt at all.  It looked awful, but she was so proud. She told everyone, "Look at my rainbow eye!!!" 


During storytime, I went into the room to watch her make her craft.  She looked at me, sighed, and told me, "I don't need any help, Mommy. Please leave. This is my time."

She's very compassionate and intuitive.  She truly cares about feelings. My eyes were tearing up one day.  Lily looked at me, and asked, "What's the problem? I see sad things in your eyes."


She has the cutest quirks, too. 

She still sucks her thumb to fall asleep.  Very loudly.

When she wants to relax, or needs to calm herself down, she sucks her thumb and plays with her belly button at the same time. 


She eats cheesy broccoli soup almost every morning for breakfast.

She drinks her hot tea out of a straw.

She loves sketti-O's.  (YUCK.)


She prefers to wear an Elsa dress every single day.

Her friends Lily, Charlie, and Vic-tola (Victoria) are mentioned daily.

She can correctly identify every popular WWE figure, thanks to her big brother.

She loves trains during the daytime, but they terrify her when she hears them at night.  Every so often, she can hear one in the distance, and she races into our bedroom.  She quietly climbs into bed, curls up next to me, sticks her thumb in her mouth, and presses her forehead against my cheek. I let her stay because I know it's just a phase that she will outgrow way too soon. I truly love it, and look forward to hearing that train whistle in the middle of the night.


But my favorite - my absolute favorite - is when she tilts her head to the side, smiles so sweetly that even her eyes smile, and says, "My love you sooooo much, Mommy."


The feeling is mutual, baby girl.


  1. I LOVED reading this. So sweet and funny. What a special little girl. :)

  2. It’s such a great post! Awesome! I like your style of writing and your photos!
    I know how much time it requires to keep updating your blog, but don’t stop doing it!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  3. Hornycorn, bahaha! She is SO cute. I just know that she would get along with my Emily so, so well. Emily is always saying Mama, I sure do love you. Aaaahhh *heart in a puddle on the floor* What sweet girls we have.

    1. Thank you! Hornycorn definitely makes me laugh! Emily sounds so sweet. XOXO

  4. What a sweet way to capture her as she is today! My girls have the cutest quirks too... and I selfishly egg on the way they say things wrong because I don't want them grow out of it.

    1. Thank you! I don't want her to grow out of saying these things either, but it happens. She no longer calls water Laloo!

  5. She is so cute! I can't believe how fast she is growing! What are we to do when there are no more little ones around?!?

  6. Beautiful pictures! Our Karsyn is the same age. It's really fun, but I am sad too that she's growing up so fast!

  7. Aww, what a cutie! My favorite is Goodness Tracy :)

  8. If Lily is 3.5, then I've been following your blog now for close to four years...maybe even longer! I can't believe how quickly time flies! She is so cute! I have to admit that my favorite saying is "This little piggy went to Target..." I sense a little shopper in our future... I love her pictures!


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