Thursday, July 15, 2010

Where I've been...

I love this picture.
Despite the evidence of her first head wound (yes, one mom in panic) and the sweet smile, I love that it's the last picture of her with her crib in the background.

Yep. Over the fourth of July weekend, we disassembled the crib that has been a sweet fixture in our home since the summer of 2003. (And yes, I did take a picture of her sleeping there for the final time. And I may have cried. But that's no surprise.)

She has spent the most time in the crib, since her siblings were always moved out before they were two...pending the arrival of a new baby. It was bittersweet for me. But she's so excited about being in her big-girl toddler bed now.

The main reason for the move was this:
Potty training. Hello Kitty undies. M&M rewards. (Except she says nMn' cute!) Three big accidents. And then...waking up dry in the morning. Waking up from naps to potty. Staying dry on two-hour car trips. We're pretty impressed around here. And searching for the perfect dress-up dress as her "all potty-trained" reward.

And this week, while her older siblings are enjoying VBS, I've been enjoying one-on-one time with my little baby girl who is all of a sudden all-grown-up.

We've painted. Gone shopping. Had coffee dates. Played at a friend's house. Early lunches. It's been wonderful. Kinda sad that tomorrow is our last day.


lisa truesdell said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww - so bittersweet. =( lovely pics!

Amy Coose said...

What a cutie! I know what you mean, they grow up way too fast.

Valerie said...

Love your photos and your post. I remember taking down the crib and crying. A very bitersweet day, indeed.

Jessica said...

What great pictures...what a cutie! I know how you feel though. But it sounds like she is ready!

tiffabbey said...

This makes me cry...tears rolling down my cheeks!

I feel these same things about my baby Ayla...seems like this post read my mind. So sweet. Kisses to your baby girl!

Kirsty said...

Cute cute cute cute cute!


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