Monday, June 1, 2009

Flap Happy! (Lu finally comes out of her shell).

Yesterday was a special day. The girls and I went up to Maine to celebrate the bridal shower of the Architect's cousin (he has close to 50 first only one.). I dressed the girls in their matching Flap Happy dresses that I picked-up in Ogunquit over Memorial Day weekend. The shop is called Baby Instincts and it carries all the baby/children's lines that we mommies to girls covet: Baby Lulu, Flap Happy, Zutano, Absorba, Wee Ones. The shop also carries some handmade dresses that were flowy and long with lace and stenciling and truly looked like pieces of art.

At the party the girls worked each room of the gracious old New England home, charming each person they met. This is nothing new for Sienna-whom in her presence, I often find myself holding my breath-because you can never be too sure that the child might not tell a perfect stranger that his hair is messy (sorry to the professor-looking man in Market Basket). But Luna. She's a whole different ball of wax; or so I thought.

Lu scooted around after Sienna-looking like some well dressed lap dog-and tried to crawl up the legs of anyone whom she came across. Later in the day when the party moved downstairs for gift opening, Luna reclined on the over-sized pillow-with her arms over her head. At one point I looked over to see some younger cousins-children who looked tween age-firing off shot after shot of our little lap dog. Not once did Luna even scan the crowd for me. No, she was much too busy with her photo shoot.

This is the same child who for the past 6 months has screamed every time a stranger came into her view. The same child, who has clinged to me like a baby monkey, forcing me to achieve tricks I never knew I could do; like emptying my bladder with a child strapped to me-and washing my hands afterwards.

Here are some shots taken before we left for the bridal shower. I think they capture the new Lu rather perfectly!

Lu pulling herself up. This is a HUGE developmental leap for her!

Assuming a crawling position; but only teasing us. She rather scoot.

I have tons of photos like these. As soon as I pull out the camera, Luna crawls up my legs and tries to lick the lens. Mmmmm...Canons. Maybe they taste better than Nikons?

Luna is naughty. And I secretly love it. She holds her own to Sienna, so much so that Sienna often comes running to me-shrieking that Luna pushed her, and I have to remind Sienna that Lu is 20 lbs.

They kiss and make-up.


Jen said...

She's such a wonder... and so darn adorable! Love those matching outfits.. :)

Mindi said...

Such fun. Your girls are just magic. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.