How do you properly capture a two year old?
I cannot capture this completely with my camera. That joy. …when she finds an airplane in the sky, a squirrel running under the fence, a white fluffy dandelion to blow, the way her paint brush makes stripes of colors on her paper, stripping down to her diaper so she can rub bubbles all over her body while playing at the water table.
I cannot capture the sounds she makes because my video camera is never fast enough – that sudden singing of Old MacDonald’s farm while at Target, playing pat-a-cake with anyone who will have her, “reading” a book to herself.
I have never captured the smile she gives me every.time.she.sees.me or hears my voice and the love screams of ‘MAMA” as she runs full on into my arms.
I have never captured the way she wraps her arms completely around my neck and says “I love you, mama” as she squeezes me until I pop.
I have never captured the way she lays next to the kitties and pets them gently and tells them they are such good boys or when they lick her head and rest a paw on her shoulder.
I have never captured how she repeats everything I say and some of her favorite words are “JCrew” and “Pizza Luce.”
This is the magical age. Only fully captured in my heart.