|Artwork: Lauren Eckhart|
"Oh my Losh."
"Lee, you are not supposed to do that!"
"Oh, my sweet Mommy! Are you so proud of me?"
"I like no shoes the best but when I have to be fancy then I put on my black Mary Jane's (1) or my black boots from my neighbor, Nini.
"Summer dresses are best because Mommy lets me play in the backyard with them, but actually I like my fancy Sunday dresses the most. And I really really really like my new wedding dress from Grandma Stevens, (2). Lee and I are going to get married because he's so nice to me."
"I like Pink and Purple and Grey, and I like yellow."
"Cupcakes, roses, and my feet."
"Mommy's necklaces" made out of faceted glass beads by Georgianne at Parkville Insurance (3).
"Lee and I do mud a lot, (4). But I like to put lotion on my toes and princess chapstick on my neck. And sometimes Grandma Stevens paints my nails. I like pink."
Pink lights and the Star Projector Lamp from Uncle Jacob (5).
Manhattan Toy Snuggle Pod Hunny Bunny also known as "Purple Baby". "I like to bite her right hand," (6).
She Collects . . .
Hand-me-down dresses, shoes, and necklaces that she keeps hidden in various places about the house.
Tunes on Repeat:
"Charlie over the Water" finger play song and "Freeze Dance" on Youtube.
Cereal and "Eat-mo-mole" (7).
On the Go Snack:
Rice Crackers or sour grass also known as Oxalis. "I like to lick the jam off the bread and I like seaweed and 'nola bars."
On Her Bed:
Soft purple unicorn and a few babies, some books and jewelry, sippy cup, chapstick, a lego man, some plastic play food, and a red flashlight.
Camomile Tea or candy cane tea.