Lily has had many nick names these past 14 months of her life.

Before she was even out of the belly we called her Lily bear.

Will and I would sing: Lily bear bouncing here and everywhere… she is a Lily bear! (you know, the Gummy Bear song?)

She has been Cheeky Monkey.

Cheeky Cheeky.

Cheely Cheeky Bang Bang.

And those are just some that I can remember, not counting the ones that Will personally has for her.

However, for a few months now one has stuck.


Ratinha means little mouse girl in Portuguese.

Not to be mistaken with mousy girl!

Lily is my little ratinha… 🙂

a perfect example of a “ratinha” face