Sunday, August 10, 2008

Since when.... ?

Since when did MY BABY start saying things like:
-"pretty much"
-"that's awesome"
-"I'm feeling a little frustrated"
-"you're hurting my feelings.... and my heart"
-"don't worry, I'll just be over here"

Maybe I'm feeling a wee bit sentimental. Her big brother starts second grade tomorrow (seriously??) and she will start preschool next week. Don't mistake my sappiness for being SAD. I'm not. I'm thrilled. It's time. She is ready, I am ready. I'm not that mom who won't know what to do with herself. I'm just not. Who knows, maybe I might actually get more work done during NORMAL human hours! But.... it's one of those growing pains kind of feelings. The realization that really, truly, things are changing around here. Sure it's for the better... but we'll never go back to *this* phase again. Sigh...

You know what I AM excited about though? Yep. The traditional back-to-school picture of the two kids tomorrow against the brick wall like I've done for the last 3 years. Who knows, I may even have to dig out the old ones just to compare. Why not? :)


Capturing the heart and soul of childhood said...

omg she is SO sooo cute!
I love that you listed some of her sayings! Too funny. some of those are very familiar, lol!
Too sweet.

Jana Kunz said...

Nice cheesy smile, so cute!!

BantaBanter said...

Your children are so lucky to have such a talented loving mom. You photos of them are always beautiful!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, that girl is too much. My favorite is "You're hurting my feelings...and my heart". That just makes my day thinking about her saying it. :)

You have a sweet little princess, Joni, and she is going to do so great at school...she seems like the type that will thrive on social interaction. I totally get where you are coming from, though... we can never go back to "this" stage, whatever stage we're at, ever again. Sigh.

Lori said...

Hey Joni!
Is that Holiday Mini-Session Sept. 27 what you were telling me about at Mom's?

Love the pics!!! She *still* reminds me sooooo much of you!

Amanda Elpers said...

cute post! love the pics and the sayings. =) will miss you on thursday!

Monyeen said...

that stairs shot is adorable!

stacey woods said...

oh what a cracker-jack! love these, and love your work!