Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rough and Tough

I was so happy to receive all the generous feedback about Kerrigan's B&W photo that I had entered in the I heart Faces contest - Thanks everyone. I'm glad you think she's cute too!

One faithful commenter - Tracey - said "she certainly looks angelic...is it an accurate depiction?" I responded "to me she is an angel, but she has been referred to by her siblings as "one rough tough mean baby!"
This comment got me thinking about that little pint sized personality, and I just had to chuckle... at just 20 months old, She does carry quite a presence with her.

Daddy: "who's a pain in the butt?"
Kerrigan: "MEEEE"

She grunts and groans while she plays with her babies - these noises make you well aware of the hard work and effort she has to put forth to take care of those 25 baby dolls now living under her bedroom roof!
(where does she get that from?)

She doesn't just stroll through the house - head and belly are thrown forward, arms down and slightly back, feet are quick - this girl knows where she's headed!

unfortunately, whatever Brother and Sister have, want, need, think they own, ....They BETTER look like SHARING with little SIS!!! (she knows how to get what she wants) hopefully daddy and I can try to correct tweak this stubborn feature before poor Vivian starts to think that nothing can truly just be her's alone.

The babysitter even (affectionately) calls her "LITTLE BULL"

her softer side:

When I step in the door after working all day, Kerrigan runs from across the living room with arms stretched way out yelling "MOMMMMMMYYYYY"! in the sweetest, turn any bad day perfect, little toddler voice. - (sometimes it takes the other two a whole 2 minutes to notice I have come home)

When it's bed time and I lay her down in her crib, I get a big kiss and at least 3 hugs before she lets me exit the room. I always want to go back for more, because I know she has more to dole out, but I make myself leave so not to disrupt the routine. (man is that hard to resist).
This little person with all her cuteness and enthusiasm, coupled with her persistence and gumption is certainly going to grow up with the world (and some young man) eating out of the palm of her hand. I know she's already got daddy wrapped around a few of her fingers.
by the way ~ big news ~ "Little Bull" peed on the potty for real last night!!!!! Kyle, Vivian, and I all did the "potty dance" for her and handed out some stickers! ~ oh please let this be the beginning of the end of diapers :0)


corin said...

She is a little character! I can't wait for her to get a little bigger...and more verbal. Yikes.
Entertaining post to. You are a good writer of kid stuff :)

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

She is adorable!!!!

By bedtime I am usually so excited to give kisses and hugs and get the heck outta there. You must be a fabulous mom to want to go back for more!

Jen said...

she sounds alot like my Claire, girl and cute but can wrestle with the best of the boys.

DAD said...

Little Bull will do just fine going potty. She already does everthing that Kyle&Vivian do. They great teachers and she is a very accomplished student to their teachings. ........I'm not saying that that is always a good thing,not all the time!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

first time to your blog just wanted to say hi...and your kiddos are adorable!!!!

Tracey said...

I love that her nails are painted...

CynthiaK said...

Sounds like she's going to be just about the perfect woman! Knows what she wants and how to get it! She's adorable.

Dot O said...

Great photos of your little one! I too, like Angie, have the Canon XT. I've had it for two years and am still learning things every day. It takes time and lots of experimenting.

I did purchase last year the Canon 50 mm f1.8 lens (not that expensive at all) for taking face shots. I found it to do a fairly decent job. You can get some great photos of your kids and the lens I think is less than half of what the 1.4 lens costs. It's just very lightweight and feels rather fragile so you definitely want to make sure that no little hands get hold of it.