Stella | FOUR

Stella Sky’s 4th birthday photographs.

4 1/2 months late. Mom fail.

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Her initials and age.

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I told her to sit on the rock. She did and then purposely gave me this pose. Natural.

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Her footprints.

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Always in the water. Forever our little beach baby.

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Her little smirks get us every time.

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Still can’t believe she’s FOUR.

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Her silly personality (and road rash) captured perfectly.

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Carefree. Parental win.

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And then she rubbed her eyes and I saw her as a bitty baby again.

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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.

For Stella | Number Two

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.

Elephant shoes.

For Stella | Number One

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.

Elephant shoes.