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Friday, July 23, 2010

two years in the making...

So today was a super big day for Reilly...

and although she has known this day was coming...

she managed to keep it a secret for over a month!

Wellllll....

She kept it a secret from almost everyone...

There were a few people...she just had to tell...

after swearing them to secrecy...

Because it's so hard to keep secrets from big sisters...




and Nanas...



In honor of her big day... I took the day off of work.

We spent the whole day together...

After dropping a very sad Reagan off at school...

Reilly and I had some much needed Mommy-Daughter time...

We started it off on the right foot with some super yummy breakfast...
Reilly has decided this is our new FAVORITE breakfast place...

She LOVED it...
the pancakes were HUGE...
we didn't get a picture of them today...
but she is a gigantic lover of pancakes...
and usually eats a ton of them...
and these pancakes...
were humongous..
and she did eat one whole one...
and a half of the second one...
which means we definitely have to go again...
so she can give it another shot.

Then..it was time...

We hit THE office...
The same office we have been to every single month for...
TWO years...




She was so excited she couldn't contain herself...


I was probably as excited as she was...
but here's the thing...
she is in such a hurry to grow up...
she talks about how...
she has two more years of middle school...and
how in three years she will be getting her license...
and how she will be going to college in six years..
EVERYTHING in this beauty's life is a countdown...

a countdown of wishes...
and dreams to come true...

I have wishes and dreams for her too...

I wish no one would break her heart...
I wish for her great friends who always have her back..
I wish for her wonderful experiences through middle school and high school...
I dream that she will realize how important the choices she makes are..
I dream that she has joy and happiness and laughter and smiles...
I dream she realizes how strong she is...
and that she can do anything...ANYTHING...
she sets her mind to...

but more than anything... I hope with all of my heart...
that she SLOWS down.

That she remembers that those times will come...
an she doesn't have to rush into them...

but today...

today...

wasn't about that...

today was about going from this...


to THIS...



and oh my does...
THIS child...
take my breath away.....
xoxo
LOVE YOU
ROO


Ni Hao Y'all

6 comments:

Lulu said...

Oh man, you made me cry!!!! Love, love, love this blog page! Give Reilly big hugs and kisses and tell her that Auntie Lala says she is absolutely gorgeous!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Oh - such a wonderful post - how amazing to pause at this event and reflect on how much your girl means to you and how far she's come........

Chris said...

Beautiful teeth!!

It is always a big day when the ole braces come off!!!

I hope all your wishes and dreams for her do come true!!

:)

Jess and Tim said...

What a great post! My daughter gets her braces on in 2 weeks and she is so nervous! I can show her how it feels when it is all said and done and how beautiful your daughters smile is (as it was before also!).

Nancy said...

Oh, so glad I tracked your comment back and found your blog! What a sweet post. Strangely, we've never had braces at our house. A couple have wanted them, but not yet. Soon.
thx for sharing... sweet post!
Nancy-The Crazy 8s

zentmrs said...

What a gorgeous smile! Time goes by so quickly. Wonderful that you were able to take time to celebrate this!