Monday, February 22, 2016

Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls {The Mommylogues Series}

I am so excited for today's guest! Beth is such a great friend and I am blessed that we connected last year because we are basically the same person living alternate lives ;)
The Mommylogues Series hosted by Work it Mommy
Hello Work It Mommy readers! 
My name is Beth and I blog over at Our Pretty Little Girls. Over there you will find a variety of posts from recipes & home school, to the random events that we call life. I am so excited to be sharing on Whitney's site today. I am fairly positive that Whitney just might be my long lost little sister and I hope and pray that one sweet day we will be reunited. Until then I will remain happy following her every move through the world of blogging. That didn't sound creepy at all, did it? ;)
There they are.
My family, my heart.
I have been proudly married to Russ for heading on 9 years now, but as awesome as he is we won't be talking about him today. Today for The Mommylogues Series we will be talking about those two blonde girls who have stolen my heart.
Marissa came into this world on June 17th of 2008.
She is a blonde haired, blue eyed, dimpled version of myself.
It is so eye opening (aka humbling) to see a miniature version of yourself walking around.
Fast forward 2 Years and 8 months later to February 21st, 2011 when Emily made her big arrival.
She is our curly haired blonde with a free spirit and a passion for life. 
So much like her older sister, but completely different too.
We were blessed beyond measure with two pretty little girls. 

And time passed by...

Yesterday my baby turned 5, F-I-V-E!
Please insert all the broken heart emojis here!

I've talked about it beforewe are completely content with our family just the way it is (and we still are). But, that doesn't mean it doesn't feel weird sometimes. Our family dynamics just keep moving on, growing, maturing. We out grow clothes and we sell them, our house is completely baby toy free and I haven't seen and episode of Elmo's World in over two years. Like it or not, they are growing up and perhaps that is the hardest part for this mama's heart to deal with. 

I don't want another baby. 
But sometimes I'm not so sure how I feel about my babies growing up either.

Babies don't keep.

The baby years were great. Hard work, but great. Sometimes I find myself wishing I could go back to those times just for one day. But these older years have brought something even more amazing than watching those little girls grow in size. Now I get to watch them grow as a person. The relationships that I have with the girls now mean more than I ever imagine they would when I was holding those precious little babies.
Maybe its because they are reasonable human beings now? Have you ever attempted to reason with a three-nager?! Good luck with that. Or maybe I've just learned to be the mother that they need, how to parent them better. Our relationship comes full circle now. I still give a lot but things aren't so one sided nowadays.

Whatever it is, it is beautiful.
And as long as they still want to hold my hand in public, play Barbies with me and snuggle in the dark talking about everything and nothing, we will do just that. 

Because soon enough this stage will be a thing of the past.
Just like those baby years are now...

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  1. Thank you so much for having me dear, sweet friend.

  2. Oh what a great post. I'm finally getting out of the baby fog *alomst* and so looking forward to these years Beth talks about!

  3. Love this! Babies don't keep which I've recently "learned"/remembered because Emmy has officially become a toddler and with her being my last my heart aches a little bit. I'm loving them and their ages at the moment though a threenager is so so tough at times, but man are they hilarious. I just want to bottle them up and keep them little.

  4. Babies don't keep. So true. Threenagers are my total fave though...oh wait. I read something about when you are done having kids. Instead of focusing on expanding your family you are now focusing on growing it. I liked it.

  5. Such a great post! And so relatable. Mason is five and so grown! I miss him being a baby, but I love having a five year old too. It's fun and something new everyday! He blows me away with how smart he is...but sometimes all I want is to rock him like a baby! Beth, you and your girls are such a precious little trio. I just adore you all!

    PS - I just realized you prepared 3 different posts for one day. You are a rockstar, Beth!

  6. I hear you on babies don't keep. My girls are almost 14 months and it seems to be flying by at warp speeds. I love the baby stage, but it is hard. And I am not sure if we are going to have more kids either. Time will tell. Thanks for sharing today.

  7. They are such gorgeous girls! I love Emily's curly blonde hair. Enjoy each stage!

  8. Not to bum you out or anything, wait till their wedding day! You think this is hard! Such a heartfelt post.

  9. So. I wasn't planning on crying... But here I am. What a sweet post. Though we are still deep in the throes of baby days I know how quickly it passes, and my heart aches. That said, I know those older years are just as sweet.
    Great post, Beth!!

  10. So sweet and I just love your girls, they are so adorable. We are just getting out of the baby phase and while in theory another one sounds nice, in actuality I don't want to repeat the baby phase!


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