Friday, November 6, 2009

Growing Up Before Our Eyes

My mom's visit is over. She was here for three weeks and the time flew by so fast. But in those three weeks, Ladybug (2.5 years old) seemed to grow up before our eyes. She is now speaking in full sentences. Her vocabulary grew by about fifty words. She learned to be okay with touching play dough.

Grammy and Ladybug were constant companions, and now Ladybug keeps asking for Grammy. It makes me sad that my mom lives so far away (or I should say, we live so far away since she still lives where I grew up). But it makes me happy to see my mom and my daughter forming such a strong bond.

Grammy took this wonderful picture a day or so before leaving and I think that it captures the big girl who is starting to emerge from our baby. She's growing up, and there isn't anything we can do to stop that. But we can take a moment to pause and enjoy each moment as it comes.




PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Emily

14 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how fast children change at that age? I'm glad you're mom was there to experience it with her.

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  2. Oops...sorry mean your mom. Not you're. ;)

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  3. "Grammy's" are wonderful! My children get to see theirs this weekend! We only live 1.5 hours away, but we still miss our "Mapa" so much. I'm glad you were able to have such a long visit...we don't get that here. Great photo story

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  4. I have an 11 and 14 year old and I am hear to tell you that time flies...but the fun grows with them.

    Happy PSF!

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  5. She doesn't even look like a toddler anymore. They change so fast at this age!

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  6. I have a Ladybug missing her grandma too. Little Lady misses them and so does princess. Sometimes I worry we're doing everyone an injustice living so far :(

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  7. My hubby's family is in GA and we are in CA. We only see his mom once a year sometimes once a year and a half or so. It is hard since we have a 4 year old that has only seen her gma twice in her life. I suppose I just take for granted that my parents are close (I live in the town I grew up in so does my family). This is a good reminder to keep in better touch with those we dont see regularly.

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  8. She is such a beautiful little girl! Love that bow mouth. =)

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  9. What a sweet picture of a beautiful girl! She is growing up!

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  10. Soooooo wonderful! And I love it when their vocab explodes like that. :)

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  11. Hi Heather,
    Thanks for stopping by! I've been slow in making the rounds lately, too. I'm in my 37th week of pregnancy and started homeschooling this year, too! For some reason, Blogger didn't e-mail me your comment, so I just noticed it.

    Your daughter is getting soooo big!!

    =] Emily

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  12. Oh, they do grow up so fast...the nice thing is that it's so much fun to watch and be a part of. She's a beauty!

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  13. As parents we have to learn to savor the moments!

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