Friday, January 11, 2008

Gone baby, gone!



When I first became a mom, one of the most frequent warnings that came my way was "Look out! Your baby will grow up SO fast!" I smiled and nodded and somehow I knew it would be true. I have always tried to savor every moment. I don't think I'm one to take any of this precious time with Lily for granted. But, that doesn't slow things down any. I am noticing a lot lately what a big girl Lily has become (in the blink of an eye). I adore the sweet, energetic, smart, silly, singin', dancin' girl she is - BUT it still catches me off guard at times. The other night I called home as I was driving home from work and Lily answered the phone.
Lily: "Hewwo?"
Me: "Hi Lily!"
Lily: "Hi momma! How ow you?"
Me: "I'm good, thanks"
Lily: "WHERE ow you?"
Me: "I'm driving home from work...I'm on the expressway"
Lily: "Ow you on I-75? Can you see Macy's Mow?"(She calls the mall Macy's Mall because she recognizes the red star)
Me: "(chuckling) Not yet...How was church tonight?"
Lily: "Good. I wike to tell you a story."
Me: "OK, go ahead."
Lily: "When we get home. See you soon!"
I'm not gonna lie. I hung up and got a bit weepy. When did this happen? When did she get so big?

*The picture is from Christmas. My MIL wanted a stepping stone kit with Lily's handprints in it. I thought it was a wonderful idea and really want to make another one for myself. So, at least her hands will stay little in that stone and we can look back years from now and say "Remember when?"*

40 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Like always...
Lilly is adorable..
You can tell she loves MOMMY & DADDY to pieces..
Have a Great Day girly..

Steffie B. said...

I hear you girl......I look at Sophia, listen to her talk and I am just amazed. ;)

~Amy~ said...

so precious! Love that girl!

Daniella said...

She is precious. I hear ya on the fast thing - I look at my son now and see him changing so much and so quickly. it does seem like yesterday he was a baby. It doesn't help that I've been putting all of our old movies on dvd and I sit and watch and cry.

JulieM said...

I was just telling my husband the same thing this week. I told him I want to freeze them right here. Where has the time gone! What a sweet idea to do the handprint stone! Love the phone conversation!

Doris & Dan said...

Sweet. Too bad they can not stay little forever.

What a great memento!

Keep smilin!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh, they do grow up fast. D.S. and I are trying to grasp the fact that S.G. is 5 now. How has the time gone so quickly? I'm really struggling with her starting Kindergarten next year. I don't take a moment for granted. I'm going to enjoy the rest of the "home" time we have together before the many years of school begin. Sigh.....

Mob said...

Yes, its true. I know because it happened with my older daughter. One day you wake up and they want to be with their friends more than with us moms. She is adorable and it looks like you have a lot more fun years before that happens.

Beverly said...

Awww, Glenys is defying me in this request not to grow up too soon too.

Sucks doesn't it.

Beverly

Tiffany said...

What a cutie she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hear ya on the growing up so fast part.... I was just thinking the same thing yesterday. It is so fun to watch them grow and change but I sure wish I could slow the time down a little.
The stepping stone idea is wonderful.

krj said...

Goosembumps. And now I'm all weepy too and dang she isn't even MY daughter :O) Though I hope mine is just as incredible.

Here's to all those remember whens...

LaLa said...

Awww....isn't it crazy how big they all get so fast!! Love her little story : )

GWEN OATSVALL said...

oh my how the time does fly ...she is going to be an amazing lady one day, and right now she is just to most beautiful little THANG i have ever seen ... enjoy ever moment as you already do and treasure each hug and kiss as if you could keep them in a jar .. love ya !!!

Two Kayaks said...

Time. It moves fast.

She is the sweetest and it is no wonder that her words bring you to a halt.

Janet said...

I always find that my kids sound older when I'm talking on the phone with them too.....

kerri said...

Sweet girl , gave me a smile. ;)
Time really just flies too fast, Jen constantly asks me "Mom, when am I going to be older?"
I would love to keep the monkeys little forever, but I am looking forward to them becoming the wonderful, sweet, accomplished women I just know they will be.
I just wish they could slow down just a little bit, LOL.

Laura Nipper said...

They do grow up way to fast. Sometimes I get sad when I am packing away the clothes the kids have out grown or when I look at pictures from just a couple of months ago. I want to remember every moment and cherish all those sweet moments. Don't you just wish you could keep them little forever?

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Life is great here. I didn't mean to alarm you. XOXOXOXO

How dare they grow so fast.

Olivia said...

oh girl, my little Evie is only one month and I know what you mean. hehe
it really is amazing how the time just gets away.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Nikki, how you and your precious baby touch my heart. This post hits so close to home.... With each new stage of their life it is so exciting, and you fall in love with them even more... but it is so hard to let go of yesterday.... I guess that is why we say they will always be our babies..... always....

Jewels of My Heart said...

Hi honey.... stop by my place. I have something for you.

Beth and Shayna said...

Ah, she is growing up fast. Soon, she will be calling her friends on the phone.

Tracey & Mike said...

Too true - too fast!
The stepping stones are a great idea!

kerri said...

It's award time again for you and Lily. :)

Gee Gee said...

What story did she tell you when you got home?

Truly Blessed said...

Our Katie just turned two last month. Today, she was sitting on the counter (Daddy put her there) when her biggest brother took a knife out of the block to cut a bagel. All of a sudden, Katie said quite clearly (and quite loudly!), "Dangerous!"

At two years, 28 days! Talk about growing up fast!

Lily is such a beauty. What a little sweetheart.

TB

PS, did you get my email about the CAWM CNY festivities? I'd love to meet you there!

mommy24treasures said...

I too would love to slow time.. I love to talk with Caitlyn and enjoy seeing her grow, but sometimes I would just like to have a few moments where I could go back and hold her when she was tiny just for a few moments now and then...I love how Lily could visualize where you were, that is pretty big for a 3 yr old!

i-Con said...

Awwww....the babies, they grow far too fast.

i-Con said...

....but you get a fabulous little girl where that baby once was.

Dannye said...

she is wise beyond her years....growing up way too fast...

love the stepping stone idea...get her footprints too!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Wait until they are 15. They need you less, but you still need them the same. Motherhood is the greatest gift. I miss who they were at each step along the way...but I love the children they are today. I look back on pictures of Zach in my arms. He was the sweetest baby and I miss that baby boy, but I sure love the young man.

Linette said...

They do grow up SO fast! I talk to Hannah on the phone and think the same thing. It's like they grow up overnight. :( We'll always have all the great memories though!!

Beckyb said...

Does that ever sound like me!!! My momma's heart wants all mine back little (some days!!!) - yes, where does it go!?!?
When I listen to Chloe I often think - are you really only 3???

Holly said...

She is so sweet! They grow up way too fast. Have a great day.

sea star said...

She's growing up fast, that's for sure. You never believe it till you start looking back and seeing how far they've come. She's so beautiful and happy! I just love her smile!

Debz said...

Yup they sure do grow up fast...the handprints on the wall get higher and higher....
She is such a sweety.

Praise and Coffee said...

Awww. I feel the same way about Lauren. It's going by so fast!

Let's just enjoy every minute.
Sue

Tracy said...

I can SO relate to this posting! It's amazing to watch them change and grow ...

ilovepearly said...

Awww..thats sweet.

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