Sunday, January 11, 2009

Please Slow Down!

...growing up, that is. I took this picture of Mikelle today (as you can see, she's alive and well after the curio cabinet incident) just before the battery in the camera went kaput (or there would have been 400 of the same photo to choose from). She was looking at a leak in a sprinkler instead of at me (because the leak was more interesting than mom). If I had known the camera only had the juice to take one picture, I probably would have waited until i could re-charge it. But she is growing up way too fast. She's already nearly 8 1/2, and of course I want to capture my babies as much as possible. They are no strangers to cameras in their faces.

She doesn't know it, but her Daddy is going to surprise her this Friday by taking her to see the Lion King.
Chris and I saw it a week ago and we loved it. Chris and Mikelle have traditional "date months" with each other, with one choosing what to do on their date each month. He's going to kick off January by surprising her with the show, and then she can choose February's date.

I just had a baby girl. Where did this beautiful older KID come from?

In late 1999, Chris and I decided it was time to start our family. Mikelle joined our family the following August 2000. She went from baby to toddler in a flash. And now her childhood years feel like they're on fast forward as well. At least we have photos to capture it.


  1. She's gorgeous, of course! I hate how fast they grow, too, but I sure love the dress she's wearing! :)

  2. Kids just refuse to stay little for very long. Before you know it, she'll be on her way to college. Don't let a moment pass you by!


  3. Beautiful girl...but I guess she has always been that way. Oh I miss her

  4. I can not believe how big she is getting. I would love to see you guys. you should give us a call.