Claire & Lola's hands are unlike ANY other hands I've seen in my life. They are unique, one-of-a-kind, and BEAUTIFUL. I love holding their hands in mine... feeling their soft, baby-like skin. Claire will allow me to interlace my fingers with hers, and I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. She seems to love it, too, as she usually relaxes and melts into me when I do this.
Both girls' hands smell like feta cheese, no matter HOW many times you bathe or wash them. Lola's are the worst... she is constantly rooting on her fists and sucking on them (even right after a feeding!). She is best known for her entire-fist-in-mouth party trick, which usually pisses her off beyond belief, as it tends to get "stuck" in there & gag her! The combination of saliva, milk, and "got it & gopple"-ing leads to a ferocious, Greek-cheese-reeking scent like NO OTHER. I need a full-on HazMat suit just to put on her "sparring gloves" (AKA hand splints!) these days -- NO LIE!
Observe the beauty of Claire's hands:
|The ever-popular WSD (West Side Dwarves) gang signs... see the two W's?!?! Claire's what you call a real OG ~ Original Gnome. HA!|
|Claire's trademark move... I am *SO* proud!!! Now, if only I could get her to do this on command! I think I may rally to make this an Occupational Therapy goal for 2011-2012. HA!|
|Fisticuffs ~ Our bare-knuckle fighter! (Ignore the massive reflux stain on the right... lovely!)|
|As double-jointed as all Billy-Get-Out. (I love my Dad's terminology!)|
|Lola's modified WSD gang signs... can't quite form her "W" yet. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!|
|It felt wrong to not also cast Cal's hand... I LOVE how it turned out, too!|
Seeing Claire's hand look so true-to-life, so (surprisingly) BIG, and so OPEN melted my heart!
Lola's hand casted looks even tinier than it does in "real life!" I love how cute her thumb looks hiding inside and how her tightly-closed fist is starting to "bloom!"
THANK YOU, PAUL!!! Thank you for working with my tricky-to-cast girlies. Thank you for your patience with them (and me!). Thank you for creating the most amazing keepsakes for our family. They now sit on our mantle and captivate more hearts than just ours.
Thank you again... you will NEVER know how much these mean to Scott & me.
"I love the way your hands reach out and hold me near... I believe this is heaven to no one else but me..." ~ Sarah McLachlan