Monday, June 11, 2012
3 Bumble Bees!
Laine adores her cousins Savannah & Lilah. They live 2 miles down the road and she sees them often. While we were away in Maggie Valley, Laine woke up at 2:30am one night and said, "WHEN am I gonna see Savannah & Lilah?!" I love that she loves them so much. I love it because it's the same way I felt about their mother growing up. Tonight Grandma & Auntie Me arrived for a quick visit on their drive back up to Maggie Valley. Auntie Me gave the girls matching outfits to wear at the beach which they put on immediately! I took their photo and I think it captures each personality perfectly.
They are so much fun to watch and listen to; they are so animated. I know this stage in their lives is going to fly by and I want to press the "pause" button and just stay here for a while. They are so innocent, so sweet, so comfortable in their own skins. I don't want them to know broken hearts; I don't want them to critique their bodies; I don't want them to get hurt by girlfriends or gossip. And I know I can't prevent any of that because life happens. All I can do is savor this sweet stage and live in the moment showering them with love and affection. I hope that the love they receive from me and Kate is enough to build their self-esteem sky high so that when the time comes, they are ready to conquer this tough world. Thank heaven for little girls!!
Posted by prenni5 at 10:15 PM