Tuesday, August 31, 2010


It is. It really is just a blink.
In the midst of it, sometimes it seems like forever. There have been a few days when I've said, "Just 3 more years and Boog and I will be able to really travel with our family....." (meaning, Sophie at this age is just not a great traveler!)
But at the same time I say it, I also know that I don't want to rush any of this. Just a few blinks ago, Sophie was this little chubby baby thing....
Sweetness. Pure & Simple.
(Look at that gummy mouth!)
And this is my ALL time favorite picture of Grace.
A little girl giggling in the yard.

Beauties with their daddy.

There's no way to make the blinks go by any slower. I guess I'm being a little nostalgic these days, but tonight my 6 year old made her own school lunch. I've officially been "axed" from that job. Services no longer needed. What's next? She does her own laundry? (Ok...she can have that one.) But oh my. These blinks. How precious.


The Garners said...

What a beautiful family! You're right though--it's just all moving way too fast!

Misty said...

Love the pics Flo! (ps - you may not believe this, but I allowed my mom to make my lunch up until I graduated HS....heck, I was home this past weekend and let her make me a sandwich & I brought home my laundry!! :) No, I'm not about to be 33.....)

Eastlyn and co. said...

Aww, Flo. I know exactly how you feel. Do you remember Wayne Watson's song "Watercolor Ponies"? Here's a youtube link to check it out (keep in mind that this is very early 80's, mullet and all): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7natUZs2Wo
He does a lot of chatting for the first 2 1/2 minutes, but the song is a beautiful reminder to cherish the little kid years. Here are the lyrics to the refrain: "Baby what will we do when it comes back to me and you? They look a little less like little ones every day. The pleasure of watching the children growing is mixed with the bitter cup of knowing the water color ponies will someday ride away." That song brought tears to my eyes before I was ever married with kids, and even moreso now!

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