Stella Sky’s 4th birthday photographs.
4 1/2 months late. Mom fail.
Her initials and age.
I told her to sit on the rock. She did and then purposely gave me this pose. Natural.
Always in the water. Forever our little beach baby.
Her little smirks get us every time.
Still can’t believe she’s FOUR.
Her silly personality (and road rash) captured perfectly.
Carefree. Parental win.
And then she rubbed her eyes and I saw her as a bitty baby again.
It didn’t last long. After our photoshoot I looked in the rearview mirror feeling more than sentimental and she gave me this look. I swear I seen her heading off to college. Tears. Like Niagara Falls.
Today you said, “Sister.” It melted my heart. You’ve also started saying, “Oh, my!” It’s quite adorable. I should also probably add that I simply love when you say the word, “Elbow.” I can’t describe why. It may just be a mom thing. Whatever it is, I can’t get enough.
As the days pass in your sweet imaginative little life, the pressure to remember your little quirks is becoming unbearable. Too many sweet moments have taken place and I fear I’m losing track. As a mom, I know I need to write these things down so here we are. For you my dear daughter, I shall start to write big and little moments I don’t want to forget. Forgive me now, for I fail at blogging. If I should fail to write something down, remember it is always in my heart; forever treasured.
Today, while your tearful pregnant Momma dreaded the coming hours when we would drop your Daddy off for a month away, you so graciously gave me your pacifier and comforted me. You gave up your most prized possession and lovingly asked if I was ok. I couldn’t be more grateful for your tender spirit.