Friday, January 10, 2014

Diner breakfasts make awesome play dates. Did you know?

S and P. Practically perfect in every way.

I'm being 100% serious when I tell you that they were talking about hair bows.

Everyone should have a friend like P. She is spunky and sweet and makes THE best faces ever. And her mama, Tina, is one of the most creative people I know.

Could I post anymore pictures of my girl and and her pal P? The answer is yes because I went snap happy and took about a million pictures of these two friends at our breakfast date the other morning. If you want to see more, then text me, and I will send you more right away because who needs to look at cute cat videos on YouTube to cheer them up when you've got these two? 

I had originally written out a long post about how far S has come from just a year ago. I talked about how I once worried that she would have a hard time making friends. I talked about how there were times I would cry because she was just so hard sometimes. 

But, because she has come so far, I wanted to focus on the positive because there's a whole lot to be positive about. Our girl has turned into a friendly, fun, engaging, smart, empathetic, and creative little girl. She gives her leaders hugs when she leaves nursery. She laughs and plays with other children without needing me right at her side. (Note: She still has her moments and she still has her meltdowns. Anyone know a cure for meltdowns?)

This might not seem like a big deal to other parents with naturally awesome good-natured children, but every time we see S make a friend, C and I stay up at night and talk about every detail of their time together. We laugh and smile after each play-by-play, and then sometimes we cry because our "prickly" little girl is blossoming before our eyes. I can't take any credit for it. It's as if she woke up one day and thought, "Hey, I'm going to try new things today. And it's okay if it's scary because I will be okay." 

One of the many things I love about her is that she is a get-right-back-up-er. If she falls, she quickly gets back up and says, "I slipped! That's okay! I'm okay. I try again." 

"I try again."

You fall down, and you get back up. You do things that are hard. You do things you're afraid of.

Wait...who's teaching who?


Jenn said...

So cute. I love seeing pictures of your family. Isn't it fun to see them grow and become more comfortable in their own skin and learn what they can do? I love that as a parent, it's one of my favorite things. Love you guys!

Christina Rose //floresdelsol said...

you took the best photos! I love that they loved the diner. maybe we should take up their offer to babysit them for us next time :)

Unknown said...

Our S is amazing!

Karim Jones said...

For real. I'm leaving her next time! She could sit at the booth all day.

Karim Jones said...

Yes! Seeing them grow and learn/try new things really makes my heart swell. I know that sounds so corny but it's the best way I can describe it.

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