Monday, June 30, 2008

"I Miss You, Da Whole World!"


This baby is now in a big girl bed. She has princess sheets and a butterfly quilt and freshly painted pink walls. And when it's time for bed, she finally calms down from the business of imagination and playing and tea parties and barking orders and driving her brother crazy, and snuggles with her mom.

She's always been a bit of a mama's girl (my husband would raise his eyebrows at this understatement), but at bedtime when we snuggle down in the pinkest of pink princess rooms, she is mine. Wholly, completely, adoringly mine. She wraps her little arms around my neck so that our faces are touching. She plants baby kisses all over my face and tells me, "you my best friend." Even though we've been together all day she declares, "I miss you da whole world!" She runs her little hands through my hair and says, "I braid you hair, a ponytail."

I know I probably won't hear declarations of best-friendship in 10 years, and I'm sure she'll roll her eyes at the thought of missing me even after a full day of togetherness. But for now, these are just about the sweetest times I have ever had in my life. For now, I get to be the intimate friend, the snuggler, the person who gets to feel her breath on my cheek as she falls asleep.


Best Shot Monday is guest-hosted at Melody's today.



Trying to catch raindrops on her tongue.

19 comments:

Christina said...

She is such a treasure! And such a beauty! Those declarations of love are the sweetest thing ever - I know, since my girl tells me the same.
I love reading your beautiful words again!

Melissa said...

What sweet pictures. She is just beautiful.

Blueberry said...

she is such a cutie! catching raindrops on her tongue! adorable. :)

Never That Easy said...

What a cherished memory: I think it must be so sweet to hear her say all those things. And she is just adorable!

Mia's Mama said...

Awww 'you are my best friend'. You're shots are as lovely as the little girl those words came from.

Mel said...

Awwww! That is so sweet. Must be a girl thing :( Although when G feels really lovey dovey, he says, "Happy Borthday, Mommy!" :)

Jen said...

I love that last shot. Priceless.

the adventurer said...

what a wondeful memory to treasure!

Maggie said...

She's getting to be such a big girl! But I'm so glad that she hasn't outgrown the need to snuggle yet! What gorgeous shots of her, she is just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Don't you have a son? You seem to favor the girl a lot.

Andrea said...

Very sweet! Catching raindrops on her tongue. =)

We're still not ready for our big girl bed yet. ;)

Jaimee said...

Oh what a beauty! These pictures look very magical!

Kara!!! said...

Such beautiful pics - she is quite the little princess :)

Maya said...

What a cutie and this makes me want a little girl, tantrums and all. How precious!

melody is slurping life said...

Beautiful photos of your little snuggle bunny. She is precious.

kim said...

Adorable! Lauren has that dress. I love it.

*NIKI* said...

I haven't commented in awhile because I couldn't figure out how to but I think I got my typekey working. Woohoo! That was just the sweetest story. Love the pictures! You've captured some really precious moments!

mkblondie said...

Yeah! Nicole figured out who we could post again on your site! I have missed talking to you soooo much! Your pics just keep getting better and better! I love them! I can;t believe how big our girls are now! i thought you had a rebel.. are you using a nikon now?

Mindy said...

Hi!! I'm Mindy! I found your blog on Frederick Maryland On Line. I just love what you wrote about snuggling with your daughter now!! Because I have a son who is 21 months I just know that won't last!! I love your blog and your pictures!!! Hope you don't mind me snooping!!