It’s Happening

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It’s happening….my 5 yr. old is growing up.  For the 3rd time in a 2 month period we had to spend an afternoon going through her clothing stash because things were “no longer her style”.  When did she get a style?  Well at least one she was aware of?

So I put on a brave face and let her sort her clothes into “keep” or “donate” piles.  My heart was breaking as I watched her put all her Ariel, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Princess style shirts & dresses into the “donate” pile.  There were a few she kept for “when we go to Disney” pile (umm they probably won’t fit her then).  The only clothing left that remotely is still “little girl” are her jammies and character undies.

How did this happen?  When did this happen?

I asked her what her “style” was and she simply replied….anything sparkly, pink, black, cheetah, zebra print, etc. Well OK.  Yes it is somewhat still “little” girlish but she is picking things her older sister would wear and wearing it with sass.  The only thing that keeps her new “style” cute and little is the fact that she only wears leggings, yoga pants, and still prefers dresses and skirts.

So I guess I will cherish the dressing up and singing along to the Frozen Soundtrack as much as I can since in a blink of an eye that too will go away.

Happy Birthday Ella!

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Happy 10th Birthday to my beautiful daughter Ella!  You have had a heart of gold from the moment you were born. You are slowly learning to let that heart heal and letting people see the true you.  Daddy is smiling down on you and he is with you every day.  I know he is so proud of the young lady you are becoming. I am beyond honored to be your mom.  We have been inseparable for 10 years and have some mountains to climb over the next few.  But one thing is for sure, I will always be  your biggest supporter in this crazy thing called life.

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I love you to the moon and back! xoxo