April 19, 2010

A Few Things About Lottie

She is just beautiful. Really, everywhere we go people comment on how beautiful she is. She's got that perfect hair that is naturally highlighted, changing from red to blond depending on how the light hits it. Vivid blue eyes. And a smile that can light up a room.

She likes cheese. Every time we open the fridge, she runs over and asks for a cheese. It's adorable.

And she loves {Vegas}. Not the city so much as the bear. I'd say 90% of the time you see her, it is like this, Vegas hanging from her hand, or tucked under an arm. When she's cuddling Vegas and you give her kisses, you have to give Vegas kisses too. In fact, he's been kissed and cuddled so much that he no longer has a nose or mouth, the threads broke from so much love.

Aunt Stephanie brought him back from a trip she took to Las Vegas, and he's been Lottie's favorite ever since she could pick a favorite. She has others she likes - {Tiger} that Uncle Lane gave her, and {Princess} from Aunt Dayna - but nobody can replace Vegas.

This is an unfortunate fact, as Vegas is missing at the moment. Yup... we had him last night, but nobody's seen him at all today. He magically disappeared between bedtime last night and this morning. We have searched our house, Grandma's searching hers (in the morning), and the van has been thoroughly searched as well. I have no idea where he could have gone. Let's just say that I hope we can find him soon. It's more than an hour past bedtime, but she's still not asleep, missing her Vegas. {And let's be honest here... I kind of miss him too... she doesn't cuddle anyone quite as adorably as she cuddles him.}

A few notes:

1. Kate took these awesome pictures while we were doing Kelsey's six month photo shoot. Doesn't she take great pics?

2. Lottie has a nice leather chair that is all her own. My furniture is stained microfiber... how is it that kids have nicer stuff than their parents?

3. We just found out tonight that the bear Aunt Dayna gave her is named Princess. He usually sits on the shelf above her play kitchen, but when we tried to pacify her with him, she did at least hug him and call him Princess. So maybe I should stop referring to Princess as "him" since this bear is obviously a girl.

4. Recently, I've been using brackets {inappropriately}. I just think they're cute. And I'm a firm believer that you can't break the rules until you know how to follow them. And since I know how to follow the grammar rules, I feel I can break them if I want to. (Just don't let it get out with the people I work with... they'd lose all respect for me.)


Steph said...

k no joke I almost started crying at the thought of Vegas missing. How could this happen?

Colleen said...

Somehow he snuck into your house Steph. Nobody remembers him coming in yesterday, but this morning he was found in the piano room. I guess he just wanted to say hi to you...

Camron said...

Whew! I'm very glad to hear Vegas was returned to cute Lottie safely. That was a sweet post, Fathead. Thanks for sharing some day-to-day details so people like me, who don't {but want to!} see you and your awesome family on a day-to-day basis, can stay a little more in the loop!

PS missed you at Girl's Night, hope all is well! See you on the 4th!