Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dearest little one...



Dearest little one,

It seems like just yesterday you were a tiny newborn baby, who depended on me for everything. You have grown in a flash and are now an independent little three year old. Where did those 3 years go? You were beautiful at birth, and you are even more beautiful now. You love your siblings and are a delight to us all. Thank you for being a true joy. Your siblings had to be moved out of their cribs because of you and your sister needing a bed. For the first time, I didn't have to rush a baby out of her crib. It pained me to let you get out of your crib and into a big girl bed, but I knew it was time. You're a big girl now, as much as I want you to still be my baby:). So, I took pictures of you in your crib, where you've slept for 3 years.

Then, your dear Daddy carefully put together your new big girl bed. We bought you a little toddler bed with lambs on it since you share a room with your big sister. Your room didn't need two twin beds. After all, you need some room to play! Your new bed is the perfect size. You carefully crawled into your new bed and stayed awake giggling with your big sister.

At long last, you fell asleep, like a little angel. You are one precious baby girl. We are all so proud of you. As I dried my tears, I couldn't help but smile to see you sleeping so happily in your brand new big girl bed. You saw my tears streaming down my face when I put you to bed. You looked at me and in your very own words, you said, "Mommy, I'm your big girl but I'm your baby too." Yes, my little love, you sure are. All five of you will always be my babies.

27 comments:

Raining Pearls said...

Yeah for the Big Girl Bed! She must be so proud of herself :) Good job Mom!

Mrs. Bogarde said...

You are truly blessed with this darling angel!

HT said...

That is so sweet and precious! Whenever my girls accomplish a certain milestone I always feel a certain sense of sadness while also being so excited and blessed. I don't like to see them grow up so fast!

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Marcie said...

AHP, you made me cry! So sweet. Tell Hennie I love her big girl bed, Kate will be following in her footsteps soon!

The Hayden Family said...

what a darling little girl...and lucky to have you as a mama!

AmyRLugo said...

She can wrap anyone around her little finger. What a precious Big Girl.

annechovie said...

Happy Birthday to your little angel!

bevy said...

She reminds me of my funny little niece, whom I call: Crazy Caroline! What a big step for you and D. to move your last little one out of the crib and into a "big girl" bed!!! So cute...

Trish said...

Big kisses to the beautiful birthday girl!! XOXOXO Such a sweet letter Mama Henley :)

Jo said...

Your sweet baby is growing up ~ it's so hard on us parents! :)
She is just adorable.
Jo

Manhattan Mommy said...

She is adorable!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What super sweet pictures...

Mc Allen said...

awww, yay!!! I know they grow up way to fast. I just blogged about that on Monday (I think it was ) about my baby is about to turn 17! Such sweet post and pics!!! xoxo LA

Travelbug Mom said...

She is so precious...and will stay that way because of her mama. What a big step...but don't let her give up her BUNNY I see she is holding...my 10yr. old still has her horsey and may go to college with it, but I don't care- it's a reminder of the beauty of babyhood!

2PreppyGirls.com said...

Beautifully said!! My youngest PreppyGirl will be 3 in October...

I read your comment on my blog about The Jefferson - Funny!! Did you end up going to St. Catherines? I went to St. Margaret's, 5 year boarder.

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theaikenite said...

Awww...that brought tears to my eyes. They will always be our babies!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

How sweet! She is adorable!

Henley on the Horn said...

2PreppyGirls, I am from Raleigh, NC & was adamant about not wanting to leave my hometown. My parents SO wanted me to go to boarding school. I liked St. Catherine's, Madeira, and VES, but I won the battle & was able to stay in Raleigh. However, my brothers both went off to school after me! My parents didn't let them win:). I know you loved St. Margaret's!

Disabled Domestic said...

Ok, I'm crying now...

EntertainingMom said...

Oh she is precious!! XOXO

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Oh, sweet! I am totally with you on that - I plan to keep E in the crib as long as I can or until I need the crib.

Kappa Prep said...

What a SWEET tribute to you little one! My mother kept me in my crib FOREVER and then I also moved to a toddler bed!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

What a milestone-always make you cry! She looks so happy and she certaintly is sweet to help you get through it!
Cash was in his crib for 3 years and I was a wreck when we moved him!

JDB said...

My mascara is running! Hug that "baby" tight!

AHarbin88 said...

I am on the verge of moving my 2.5 year old into a "big girl" bed, and I'm starting to get emotional about it. I feel your pain, my dear! It's tough to feel proud and sad all at the same time!

pink green & southern said...

Such a sweetie! It is a sad day when we take down the crib isn't it? But what a big girl she is!

Mrs. Expat said...

Keeping Hopsy in her crib until she was 4 and then putting her into a toddler bed worked out VERY well. Your post brought back some special memories!