Who doesn't love a big, toothless, utterly-can't-believe-life-is-so-good smile?!
I love Marlee's grins! No matter how bad of a day you'd been having, she smiles at me and I'm transformed! I'm shot into a world where nothing is wrong, where colors are brighter, and songs are prettier! I can't imagine a place so perfect like being in front of her face while she smiles!
There's open-wide smiles where her mouth opens wide and she gets a sparkle in her eye...
There's simple grins that make you wonder if she has a happy thought or just a little gas...
Then, there's my favorite! When Marlee is starting to fall asleep and it's like she's reached a state of zen. Her calm, comfortable expression is broken by a sudden curl of the side of her mouth; a perfect smirk. Watching her fall asleep is my favorite...I should count the smiles!
The other day I was home alone with her and needing some happiness. I popped in a Nora Jones CD to listen and sing to. Marlee and I were sitting on the bed and I was singing #4 on the CD (apparently her new favorite cause this happened later when I showed Steven)...and she cracked this look, just for me:
It's a mobile photo....so sorry for the quality!