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!!


  1. Awwww...they really are so sweet together. I loved listening to them argue the other day about which one of them was really dating Justin Bieber! How do they already know about this stuff? We are in for trouble!

  2. Too sweet! You write so well...truly your gift. Keep it up. Your children are very blessed to have you as their mom.