blossoming

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?

5 comments:

  1. 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!

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    1. 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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  2. 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 :)

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

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