Sunday, July 29, 2012

Like Mother, Like Daughter

We love these cute matching maxi's that my momma helped me make! She cut and sewed. We wore them. Hooray for team work!
Our summer has been flying by so fast that I can barely keep up! We've been road-trippin', lots of play dates, and to the pool and back nearly a thousand times. Each time I swear Savannah looks bigger and does things differently. I'm trying to savor each moment the best I can. The way she'll let me hold her as she falls asleep (which in the past few months she has only done like 5 times), the beaming smile she flashes my way as I walk into her room after she's woken up from a nap, and the way she'll let me smother her neck and face in kisses... and she just takes it. Poor baby girl doesn't know any better.

Aaron and I can just sit there and stare at her. She is getting so big, my heart is excited and sad all at the same time. I'm wondering if others must feel this about their growing little ones. I love this not-a-newborn-not-yet-a-toddler stage. Let's get real, I know that I'll love it all. But I assure you, life isn't always a walk in the park. It can get hard. Like, really hard. Whoever says, 'Ohhh, just wait until they get older and then you'll see how hard it is' must have forgotten what it's like to have an infant. We had one of those melt-down moments today. You know, when they're screaming with all of those vocal chords. And it's the cry that tells you they are in dyer pain. Completely heart-breaking to listen to. And it happened while we were at church during sacrament meeting. Where else, of course.

In other news, I am simply trying to make all of her wildest dreams come true with endless peek-a-boo games, baby pool visits, and unlimited toys to eat for a total of 25 seconds each.
My world is my daughter. She's changed my life and made it clear that love truly is unconditional. Her happiness is my happiness. And in all honesty, I now understand why my own mother must love me so much. Something about becoming a parent makes the whole "parent-child relationship thing" work. All of this reminds me to try and be the best person I can be, I don't ever want to forget that she is watching me. The thought of my purpose for her as her hero has softened my immature heart so many times. The way I am will greatly determine the woman she grows up to be.
(her eyes just sparkle in the light...they are so gorg!)
Truly, a daughter is a blessing and could quite possibly grow up to be your best friend. What a wonderful thought!
Yours truly, Me


  1. We recently found out that we will be having a little girl in November, and your post made me even more excited than I already was. :-)

  2. How exciting Tyler! I just found your wife's blog. She is glowing.. Congratulations! NY looks like so much fun!

  3. Wow Janene! You're quite the photographer! She's so beautiful. :)

  4. I LOVE the Maxi's! She is such a doll. It sounds to me like she is one very lucky girl to have a Momma like you. Love your posts, thanks for letting me sneak a peak into your life!

  5. You girls are rockin' those hot pink maxi's! ADORABLE!! Don't you just love to match with your little one?! :)

  6. Love the teamwork on the Maxi skirts! hahah you should post the instructions on how she made it, they are adorable!! Savannah is so adorable!