Friday, September 18, 2009

A Glimpse of Livy's Day

I am a thief. Admitted. So bust me. Yep, some days when I write this blog I just snatch the entire idea from someone else. (Well not really, but some days getting a blog out is a lot easier especially when you have great material sent right to your in-box!) Even this title today, isn't one I conjured. I read it and thought, "Too perfect! Can't improve on it so I'm using it just the way I got it." So there you have it. I stole it from my beloved niece, Laura, who sent me a slew of the latest pictures of Olivia.

It's been awhile since you've seen her, so I thought this would be a wonderful way to kick off the weekend. Actually, to my mind, perhaps one of the finest ways. Enjoy my Baby Girl's baby with me, won't you? Remember to click on the pictures so you can see them large and in charge.

What a confident little thing this Miss is becoming. Fabulous in pink and with an entire ribbon in her hair. Definitely she's developing her Mom's sense of style and flair! All girl here, yet with a look that says, "I can roll with the big boys, too!"

A little one who finds excitement in all places. And possibility waiting to have fun with the most mundane. Holding on tightly in new circumstances as she learns her way around.

And stretching out to fill the space and take charge within short order! "Look at me, I'm now the CEO of The Laundry Basket!" And, she's a multi-tasking mogul as she takes a moment to look directly at the camera for her publicity shot. Next, corporate take over...

...the bath tub! And, "I am so peering at you...soon I'll figure out the trick to getting over the side of this whenever I feel like it! So you better be ready!" What I love about this one, is her look of complete concentration. You can actually hear her little wheels grinding away as she takes in all the data from this experience.

I ask you, who wouldn't feel comfortable in a wet situation when you have your big pink duck there to act as your body guard? And I sit back and think, the stuff we have for our kids today; a bath tub inside of a bath tub. Makes sense...

Of all the pictures Laura sent to share Livy in her day, this one is my favorite. I can't exactly say why...but perhaps it's the quality of her expression. The far away, contemplative look in her eyes.

I think it resonates with me because when I look at it, I see wisdom and depth even though this spirit is so young, so new. I can see a child who is confident and feels safe because she is surrounded by love and lead by example of love and good cheer.

I like it because I see the same sort of placid good nature that was so evident in Laura at this early age. And, like the woman Laura is now, I hold hope that Livy too, has the gift of finding, "The Possible & Good" in every day.

And if I really did have a magic wand I'd wave it over this little girl's head while I wished with all of my might....


"Littlest Girl, my hope for you is that like your Mama, The Daughter of My Heart, you grow into a woman who truly does expect the best in any situation and person; who rolls with disappointment when you run into it. And regardless, to your core you believe that life is wonderful and even if you don't find your heart's desire today...tomorrow is just around the corner and who knows what wonderful things that may bring." So mote it be with a flourish of my wand!

Here's to my darling girls, Laura & Livy. I love you both so very, very much.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka Great Aunt Hol

26 comments:

jkc said...

You have a beautiful way of interpreting these wonderful pictures of Olivia.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Adorable little girl!

jan said...

Babies seem to have a wisdom far beyond that of adults.

Dreamwriter said...

How adorable! I love those pictures and you have a way with words and I have to admit, Holly...you are quite humorous! What a sense of humour!

beth said...

she is soooooo sweet and adorable, holly !
oh my lord....what a doll !

Janet said...

oh my goodness! don't we love babies!!! especially when they're our baby's babies! nothing else like it in the world. she is just perfect!

Barbara said...

Oh, Holly! She's a little doll! So adorable.And your description of your daughter reminds me of my own. Sunshiney. You must be so proud of them both! Hugs, Barbara

Sara said...

What a sweetie pie.

cinner said...

She is just beautiful and growing. I love the first one the best, beautiful just like aunt Holly.Have a great weekend., c

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

She's so beautiful Holly! I can see how that photo is your favorite. She does seem to be in deep thought. Your descriptions and wishes warmed my heart. (:

Elle said...

How beautiful!

Kavindra said...

My favorite is where she is driving that laundry basket like it's a race car. She is adorable.
I love how you can already see her mother's sweet disposition in her.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I wish all your wishes too for your sweet baby girls. She's gorgeous.

I can't believe how big Livy is getting! Time is really flying by.

And that pink duck. Seriously, I think I need one of those!

Thanks for sharing all that sweetness with us. xo

Karen D said...

see is too cute for words!

clairedulalune said...

Beautiful words and beautiful pictures Holly! Thank you for sharing Olivia's days with us!

miss*R said...

cute!
that photo that you like so much.. it seems to me she is looking beyond the veil, listening to her guides and their wisdom... they are still so connected at that age.. it is such a shame that our cultures don't encourage the connection to stay..

Eileen said...

Oh Holly, thanks for sharing Livy with us too. She is so squeezably cute! I know her Mom and Dad and Grandparents are all enjoying these special moments, and goodness, her Great Auntie Holly can't get enough emails like today's!

Alix said...

I honestly don't think there is a prettier baby on earth and I congratulate you on your DNA contribution to this pink perfection.

Thank you for sharing her with us, Holly.

And as usual, thank you for the lovely weave of your words.

Ribbon said...

You are a wonderful Great Aunt :)

lovely shots...

best wishes
Ribbon :)

Laura said...

Again, and as always, I love, love, love, what you have to say about my precious girl. It just makes me smile. You are sweet, loving, and a complete riot all at the same time! Thanks! I love you.
Lar-Lar

Ribbon said...

ps...
speaking of theft...
I've stolen the idea of a 'translate widget' directly from your blog :) x

joyce said...

I can see you in her face, particularly the one with the pink ribbon. And a tub in a tub...who would've thunk it? Your wish for her is very nicley written...maybe you could print it out & make some sort of picture & frame with it? She would treasure it when she's older.

Sarah said...

Oh I am thinking I want to join you as a Fairy Godmother too..maybe green for me. Bibity Bobity Boo sweet Livy.
I adore her - what a sweet princess!! Oh Holly you lucky woman!! Wonderful post hon!!!
Love, Sarah

Big Pissy said...

Lovely post!

Adorable little girl!

sema said...

Holly,what an adorable baby!
And such a beautiful wish you have made for her!
My blessings to her,
sema

Linnea said...

You need a "LOVE IT!" ticky box to check up there.

What thoughtful observations of your great-niece, and what a beautiful wish. Laura and Livy are lucky women indeed.

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