Every Part of Her


A warning that her curiosity and determination has led her into something interesting.

Something wonderful.

Something messy.

Her headstrong nature and toddler belief that everything is hers means that climbing to the top of the dining room table in order to play with the Christmas decorations does not seem like a bad idea.

And my taking her down from there is completely unreasonable.

She is filled with fire.


A strength that I am already proud of.

Her heart is genuine.

Filled with Compassion.

And empathy.

I love every single part of her.

Even when she’s standing on my table screaming, β€œMINE!”


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54 Responses to Every Part of Her
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    December 4, 2011 | 8:08 pm

    Aw, so beautiful, Leighann. Your daughter sounds like a mini-you!

    Thank you for participating in Memories Captured!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:19 pm

      Thanks for hosting Alison!

  2. Rach (DonutsMama)
    December 4, 2011 | 8:38 pm

    Aww, such a sweet pic in her little Santa hat!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:19 pm

      Thanks Rach! She found it in the Christmas stuff and loves it!

  3. Kristin @ What She Said
    December 4, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    That last sentence invokes the most hilariously, adorably priceless image in my mind. Love it!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:18 pm

      My child stands on top of my coffee table and says “GIT DOWN.”
      I don’t think she gets it.

  4. Galit Breen
    December 4, 2011 | 10:19 pm

    Ohmygoodness! This? Is perfection!

    {In related news, I so wish it was still acceptable to yell “MINE!” And to, you know, stand on tables.}


    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:17 pm

      That would be awesome.
      Especially at work.

  5. Jenn @ Fox in the City
    December 4, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    Ah, I must commend you on handling the whole “mine” thing in an amazingly mature way . . . I admit I have been known to respond back with “No, Mine!”

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:17 pm

      Don’t think I haven’t said “No, Mine!”
      I have.

  6. Kimberly
    December 5, 2011 | 1:02 am

    Such a sweet picture!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:16 pm

      Thanks Kimberly..
      Thinking of you xo

  7. Jessica
    December 5, 2011 | 2:13 am

    Enjoy all of those parts of her.

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:15 pm

      Thank you Jessica… I so am.

  8. Mark
    December 5, 2011 | 8:02 am

    She’s like “the little engine that could”. But cuter!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:14 pm

      I adore you.
      I am thinking of you.

  9. By Word of Mouth Musings
    December 5, 2011 | 8:45 am

    OMGosh, just love the Christmas shot … are you using it on your card? and mine, oh how I wish I could just yell mine …
    and as for the table thing, at a girls night last week, we stood on tables – it wasn’t pretty – or cute πŸ˜‰

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:14 pm

      We had our family pictures taken yesterday and are using those on our card.
      Thank you for loving that picture.. I took it am love it too.

      I remember standing on tables.. I miss it.

  10. Sweaty
    December 5, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Awww, skinamarink!!! I used to sing that song to my daughter also when she was younger! Amazing, isn’t it, how someone so little is already filled with such personality. So unique, so her.

    Hugs to both of you girls!!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:12 pm

      It boggles my mind.
      That she was just a tiny seed and now she is a human being.
      We created her.

  11. Julie
    December 5, 2011 | 10:11 am

    So sweet. We haven’t learned to say “mine” yet. Standing on tables? Got that down pat. πŸ™‚

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:10 pm

      Not only does she say mine now but she follows it with her name.

  12. Andrea @ The Penny-Roach's
    December 5, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Love all the memories!
    Silence also means somebody is up to no good in our house too πŸ˜‰

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:09 pm

      I remember when it meant naps…

  13. Kir
    December 5, 2011 | 11:37 am

    ooooh, my hear is just exploding with that cuteness, that picture is beyond GORGEOUS!!! *LOVE*

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:08 pm

      Thank you Kir.
      I thought it was pretty cute too.

  14. JDaniel4's Mom
    December 5, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    I love this picture! The hat is such a wonderful accessory!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:08 pm

      She loves that hat sooo much.

  15. Karin @Mommy's Paradise
    December 5, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    Cute your little Santa girl. And yep, silence stands for trouble concerning toddlers, always, with no exception, unless they’re sleeping. πŸ™‚

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:07 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more!
      I’ve started to learn that silence isn’t something to look forward to.

  16. Elena
    December 5, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    So sweet! Seriously, this linkup is making me tear up!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:07 pm

      AWWWWw.. Gawd I love you!

  17. Greta @gfunkified
    December 5, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    This sounds SO much like my two-year-old….even the picture words (toots, anyone?)!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:06 pm

      hahaha… that’s so what she’s like!

  18. NV Photographyoliday
    December 5, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    I love everything on this picture. The outfit, the holiday spirit, the fact she is not facing the camera… has soul.

    visiting from “memories captured”

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment!

  19. Just Jennifer
    December 5, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    Toddlers are so cute! Also a handful, but still cute. πŸ™‚

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:05 pm

      They are a handful for SURE!

  20. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    December 5, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    OH. My. HEAVENS! I love that picture. She is so adorable in that dress and hat! You’re words match her loveliness! Perfection!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 5, 2011 | 9:05 pm

      thank you Hopes!
      You are so so sweet.

  21. Coffee Lovin' Mom
    December 5, 2011 | 9:13 pm

    Oh the sweetness! I love the way a santa hat floods a little head like that..

  22. Maureen | Tatter Scoops
    December 5, 2011 | 9:19 pm

    Awww be still my heart! Such a beautiful picture captured. That makes for a perfect Christmas card.

  23. imperfectmomma
    December 5, 2011 | 9:41 pm

    love this. So cute

  24. Nicole DeZarn
    December 5, 2011 | 11:48 pm

    Goosepimpley Gorgeous. Truly fabulous.

  25. Katie E
    December 6, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Sweet post – and I love the picture. She looks so little in her big Santa hat.

  26. Christine @ Quasi Agitato
    December 6, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    Oh! Skinnamarink!!! We LOVE that song over here. And you just reminded me of a pic of my daughter sitting on top of the dining room table reading a book. What makes this OK? So funny.

  27. Leigh Ann
    December 6, 2011 | 1:33 pm

    My word, your love and passion for her comes out in every single word. I love that you love being a mom. SHe sounds like she’s already an amazing kid, and she’ll only get better with you guiding her.

  28. Jackie
    December 6, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how clear their personalities are, even packaged in such tiny bodies?
    Love that picture!

  29. Carolyn
    December 6, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    I like your picture. Skinnamarink – that’s a song we sing a lot around here!

  30. Elaine
    December 6, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Yep, we love ’em no matter what! πŸ˜‰ Love her in her pretty dress and cute hat!

  31. Melanie
    December 6, 2011 | 6:31 pm


    I’m smiling BIG.

    Loved this so much, Leighann. Truly. Love that your daughter is filled with fire and resolve. What a great qualities!

    Oh, and what a precious picture!

    That word “MINE” – it’s like every toddler’s buzz word, huh? My toddler knows it well and uses it like, everyday. :-))

    Sweet stuff!

  32. Not a Perfect Mom
    December 6, 2011 | 9:54 pm

    that’s the most stunning Christmas shot I’ve seen this season…
    your daughter sounds like mine…

  33. January
    December 7, 2011 | 10:04 pm

    Simply precious.

  34. Amanda Austin
    December 8, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    Perfect in every way…love that beautiful picture!

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