Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! But when did Fall get here?? I swear it was Summer on Friday!! But yesterday was full blown jeans, cool weather & the day-light definitely seemed shorter! Yikes! That happened so fast! Speaking of...
We have been going a hundred miles an hour lately with summertime travel & working on the blog! I was letting Ashlyn play in her pool one afternoon in this Super Adorable bikini we got her on her first trip to Hawaii @ The Growing Keiki in Haleiwa, North Shore, HI. While she was playing, I was searching through old photos to use in a blog post (thats still in progress!lol). I saw this picture of her wearing it on that first trip & I couldn't believe how much she's grown up since then! I mean, where did that baby booty come from?? And how long is her hair going to get if it keeps growing like this?
It reminded me to stop and enjoy all these fun times we are having this year! We've gotten to spend so much time together that I don't realize how much she's growing up & how many "firsts" she's getting through! I thought about the little coo-ing sounds that turned in to babbles that are now clear words. And about her little feet that used to fit in the tiniest shoes & are now size 6!! And about how excited we were when she crawled for the first time, then stood for the first time, then took her first steps and now we are chasing her as she runs "fast"!
And now I am realizing that she is making that full blown transition from baby to toddler to kid. Yep, kid. Where did the baby go? Is there any "baby" still left in her? Or has she made the full transition? She recently weaned off her bottles completely, she's starting to get ready to potty train & we are already looking at a toddler bed for her (I'd love some recommendations in comments below!!)! Yikes!! I have not been paying attention to how much is changing! Once that bed arrives, the baby is officially a kid! And its coming. Its coming so fast!!
So, I am going to make sure that I enjoy each of these new steps because I know they will come and go in a heartbeat!! But I am so excited for them! I LOVE watching her grow up & seeing her little thoughts evolve right before my eyes! I love all of those things that are coming for her! And I love that I get to experience them with her!