Sunday, February 21, 2010

Budding Artist

Lily is becoming quite a little artist. She has been surprising us with her detailed drawings. Here is her rocket ship, media chalk. She enjoys drawing people and her pictures often include the six of us and her extended family, GG, Grandpa, Grammy, Papa and Carmen. Yesterday she drew a detailed face with glasses. Lily also likes to draw maps especially with roads and rivers. The letter 'L' finds it's way in abundance to most of her art.

'A pile of rocks' - Lily

Besides being artistic, lily is outgoing and independent. She likes to do things herself. She does a great job dressing herself and has clear ideas on what she wants to wear (and what she doesn't want to wear). Her favorites are clothes are those that are pink, followed by purple. She refuses to wear anything that could be mistaken as 'boy' clothes, but at the same time she won't wear hair bows. Once she has made up her mind there is little chance of getting her to change her it.

In school she is happy to participate and easy to engage. She always tries hard to accomplish whatever she has set her mind to. She doesn't like to be reprimanded and can act quite offended if anyone tells her that she shouldn't have done something.

Physically she is close in size to the boys, about 30 lbs but they have all surpassed her in weight. Still she is able to keep up with them on the bike, playground and gymnasium. She is also pretty tough, if she stumbles she brushes herself off and gets back in the game. At the same time Lily can also be quite tender and is a natural nurturer, always looking out for 'the boys'.

Her favorite foods are anything she helps me make, like muffins and yogurt & fruit.

Lily is definitely spunky and a delightful daughter.


GrammaG said...

I totally agree with your assessment of Lily. All of these qualities will be so helpful during her lifetime.
I would add that Lily makes friends easily....and is loyal to them...She loves to give hugs,and being helpful is important to her...I think she is charming, interesting, funto be with and loveable...and Idolove her.

LRA said...

love this piece, on your daughter:) she sounds like a sweet and curious little girl. makes me want to write up my own, on my little boy:)