Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lauren, my 3-year-old daughter

"loquacious" - talkative
"logophile" - a word-lover


Well I couldn't really do anything else with my "L" post other than write about my beautiful daughter, Lauren.

Lauren is now 3 years and 3 months old but speaks much more like a teenager. She knows what she wants, she doesn't always get it (except when she just looks too cute and I give in!), and she is becoming increasingly loquacious. She certainly couldn't have got that from me; I grew up as an extremely shy boy, and although that's changed, I wouldn't categorise myself as being particularly extrovert.

I'm pretty sure something Lauren will take from me is my love of the English language and vocabulary. I am a logophile and Lauren already possesses a sound repertoire of words which she uses on a regular basis. She can also distinguish gender by appropriately using 'he' or 'she', something which my English students have always struggled with.

One of my favourite lines Lauren often repeats happens when I take my HP Sauce from the fridge and place it on the table ready for dinner,

"You and your HP Sauce eh!"

Yes she talks just like us. She also takes some decent pictures in front of the camera. Here are a few of my favourites:

But my favourite picture of Lauren hasn't changed since the first month of her life. Here she is at 21 days old - I just love this picture of her!

How many children do you have?

How many would you like to have?


  1. Oh our little cute Lauren! She is 3 going on 17!! Love her so much!


  2. Duncan, your daughter is wonderful! She looks like a doll and she is an awesome model! "L" is a great letter, thanks to Lauren:)

    I have 2 children:) a 41 yrs. old son, who lives in Canada, and a 29 yrs. old daughter, living with us.

  3. Awwww so sweet, beyond words :)
    well, how many kids would you like??

    My partner and I wish for 3 children, and already have possible baby names ready. right now 0/3, hopefully that will change soon.
    Please send some positive baby thoughts my way :)

  4. What a cutie! No kids. Never wanted any. But...not having children left me free to work full time with abused, neglected and emotionally disturb kids for 23 years. So in that sense, I have a lot of kids.

  5. Hi, fellow Bloggin Challenger. Your daughter is a real cutie!!

  6. Lauren is Lovely and we Love her Lots.
    Grandma and Granddad Horne

  7. Thanks for the comments!

    As for myself, I think my wife and I will settle for 2 children, the 2nd being just two months away now!

  8. I'm giving out awards for the A-Z challenge participants and as I browsed your blog I want to award you the Creative Blog Award.
    Go to and pick up your award.
    PS. You have the cutest little girl and a beautiful wife!

  9. Hi Deirdra, thanks for visiting and also for the award; it's much appreciated! It was nice to learn that we share the same faith too :)

  10. How could you not give into that incredible smile?! She's adorable.

    Me? A fantastic 27-yr old daughter who is truly amazing. :)

  11. Thanks Anne! Your daughter is just a year younger than me.

  12. Cute! Reminds me of my kids...

  13. Thanks for dropping by Doss, hope all is well :)


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