As some of you may or may not have noticed I posted about Lanae moving into her “Big girl” bed last night for the first time. I was so excited to get my old daybed set up complete with rod iron hearts and porceline knobs! Seeing my old bed set up for my beautiful little girl was such a fulfilling vision. I’m not quite sure why but knowing that I was passing something on to my little lady, despite it being material, feels good.

She was absolutely fabulous as James tucked her into bed and cuddled her before coming to find me. I went in to say goodnight and saw her tiny little body snuggled into the duvet barely even peeking out. She took up so little of the bed I’m sure she could have easily have gotten lost but she giggled happily while she informed me of her new bed.

A friend asked if I was a bit sad, seeing the time fly and I have to admit that I was ready to move her into this next stage of life, especially with little Annie so close behind. Of course there is a small part of me that watches this beautiful little princess grow and grow and I know a moment in time will come when I hardly recognize the tiny girl as she stands before me a grown woman. I can only hope that I will cherish these moments as they come and remember how precious she is. Perhaps my good friend’s comment will serve as a reminder that I should not push her too fast into growing up and miss what little time I have with her as a little child, eager to giggle and snuggle!

2 thoughts on “Growing, Growing, Growing

  1. The fact that you’re sharing these thoughts and feeling about how precious your daughter(s) are to you speaks volumes of the things you are passing on to her besides the beautiful bed. You are an amazing mother and your children are adorable!

  2. It is fun to be able to pass down your old treasures to your kids. I saved a few old dresses from when I was young, and no way were they going on Chelsea when she was old enough to wear them. Should have saved the furniture instead. 🙂

    From how big (or little) Lanae looks on her bed, you should have a girls sleepover at this age, you could fit 10 on the bed all lined up, hahaha.

    I do love that we can comment on these stages in our lives in our blogs. When our kids grow older, they can read over these ramblings and see how much their parents love their kids. You should print this for Lanae’s scrap book, I’d be precious to her later on in life.

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