Thursday, January 17, 2013

What does having an 8 year old girl mean to me...

It means Scraping glitter off my kitchen counters
It means having stained hot pink fingers from giving her washable streaks before school
It means being so filled with pride you might burst at so many accomplishments
It means we can do more things together like scrapbook
It means fights with friends and lots of hugs
It means she can run her own shower and wash her own hair
It means she knows how to skate
It means she has her own fashion sense and I am not to mess with it
It means reading hundreds of chapter books
It means stepping on girlie Lego
It means she can ride a 2 wheeler like a champ
It means I can introduce more child labour (cleaning bathrooms, etc)
It means (thank GOD) she still wants to snuggle with me all the time
It means she has her own TV and DVD player in her room
It means she is becoming a little lady and losing her littleness
It means I fall more in love with her everyday as she becomes more and more amazing
It means she knows how to make oatmeal in the microwave
It means she has a passion for learning and science and loves school
It means she is growing up, and I am so grateful to be there with her every step of the way. To catch her, to teach her, to love her, to guide her, to let her fall, and then catch her again.
It means I am an amazingly lucky person and Mother.

All photos taken by the amazing Sheri of Captureitphotography, Scrapbook pages done with the amazing upcoming February Valentines kit from Treasured Memories