Sunday, August 1, 2010

The difference a year can make

This is Lorelei last year in September....Lorelei loved to smile and laugh even then. I swear she was born just looking for a reason to laugh and wanting to make us laugh.

This was taken just a week or so ago...if you look closely at her eyes, hey look teary eyed. That is because they were. Her mom had been playing 'bee's knees' with her and she was laughing till tears were in her eyes. In case you are wondering, 'bee's knees' is just something Sarah says while gently getting Lorelei...sort of the same thing as 'bottom feeders', while pretending she is going to pinch her bottom...or 'neck nibblers' while tickling her neck.

You name it and she will love it. Sarah also does a Lorelei sandwich...which is Lorelei in the middle of a hug....normally it was Lorelei and a stuffed toy, but we tried it with the three of us the other day and that was fun. Then Grandpa joined in and she squealed with delight. I would have loved for Jeremy to be there...I cannot imagine what she would have done had he been there.

She pretends to talk on the phone and she always talks to her Da-da! And she wanted to see the baby on the computer (her), so I was showing her. She is the wall paper on both our computers...then I went to my blog and pulled up the Lorelei posts, and there was one with her dad in it, and she just Da-da....with this hint of longing in her voice. She surely loves her dad!

I have got to tell this little story Sarah told me today. Sarah has a childhood friend who is still one of her best friends. This friend has a little boy named Noah. They had lunch together the other day...along with Noah's grandma and great aunt. Noah and Lorelei are the best of friends...he is almost a year older than her and is just so good to her. For some reason they seem to click. Even at this age.

At lunch, Noah was sitting between Sarah and his mom with Lorelei in the high chair. Lorelei wanted to be beside they got her out of the high chair and sat her beside Noah. Well, I don't know how many times he kissed her...and I don't know what all else they did. But this is not the point of this story.

Noah is going to be getting a little baby brother towards the end of the year...a name has not been chosen. Noah's mom told Sarah she had ask Noah what they should name the new baby brother he was going to get. She asked should they name him Jackson....Noah said no. She asked should they name him Abraham...Noah said no. She asked him, "Well, what should we name him?" Noah answered, "Lorelei."


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute story between Lorelei and Noah.... Love it!!!!! Isn't it neat how much those two love each other????

Lorelei is really growing fast.... She is full of personality for sure!!!!! I love to see HAPPY children....

Thanks for sharing your 'toot' with us... Love the Sandwich Hug!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful. Lovely portraits of a lovely girl--so cute. ANd great personality, from the sound of it.

Mary, Imagik

Jacob said...

Cute photos, cute story! Another winning post from Rose!

Small City Scenes said...

She sure is a smiley baby and toddler.
Love the L and Noah story.
You are such a good story teller, so interesting, so real and easy to read and immerge one's self. MB

Carletta said...

They grow so quickly don't they. She looks so grown in that photo.

EG Wow said...

Love the story about Noah and Lorelei! That is just so cute!

Yes, I think Lorelei has changed a lot in a year. I hope she always stays this sweet though.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I wonder if they will continue to be best friends as they grow older?

Great story and photos.

Gill in Canada

Anonymous said...

Awww, that story is adorable! LoL! Sounds like a sweet lil boy!

She sure has changed in a year, but I can still tell it's the same baby - She has a distinct look... Beautiful!

George said...

Lorelei certainly is a charmer, and it sounds as if she is already distracting the boys near her age.

Mary said...

I love your Lorelei stories :-) It is wonderful that you have it all logged into the computer and you should print them for when she is older....a Lorelei book.