She is only three years old, with two little chestnut brown pigtails that curl up into perfect ringlets and big root-beer brown eyes you could just swim in.
She has the most precious soft and tiny voice and is always humming some tune while she plays.
Yesterday, she laid her head back against her car seat as we rode along and with the most dramatic expression staring out the window softly started singing, "You....are.....so....beautiful.........to me......" and even went for the super high note at the end.
I mean, it is just melt your heart sweet three-year-old innocence. I can't get enough of it.
Don't get me wrong, we have had our moments. We have had the moments that turn into whole days and occasionally a whole grumpy-pants week.
She knows what she wants (usually cheese) and she's not going to settle for anything less!
At the same time, I admire a girl who knows what she wants. Miss Mae will not have a problem in life holding her own.
The other day, Dan came home from work and fumbled in the door arms full of books and things.
Jovie ran right up to him and just stood in front of him while he unpacked. Bare toes prancing up and down and holding her fists under her chin, she kept whispering, "It's Daddy, It's Daddy...." with a dramatic breathy excitement.
She 'pranced' in place like that for a solid 3-4 minutes.
She inspires me with her enthusiasm for life..... And for cheese.
I'm so thankful for this sweet spunky girl.