Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And then she went and grew up on me

Since I was off work yesterday Sal Gal watched Kate for me while I went and gave my hair some much needed attention. My roots were beginning to tell on me and my ends were in the midst of some nasty break-ups.
After my appointment, I headed back to get Kate and pulled up to Sal Gal's only to see her riding around on my nephew's scooter like she was all grown-up! When I first saw her I didn't realize it was her....she looked that old! I thought to myself, "What?! Oh no, hold up, this is not happening. When did she get so big?!"

After I got over the fact that she is 19 months going on 9 years old and that she is indeed growing up before my eyes (which I don't remember giving her permission to do), I quickly jump in on the fun. And after seeing the pics, I think I may have been enjoying myself a little more than she was!





I'm the one cheesin' it up, and there she is all calm and collected, like she's been doing it for years.

She does that. She'll be doing something cute, or something for the first time, and then I'll run to get the camera and she'll stop immediately.

It was the same thing with the scooter that day. When I drove up she was riding it while Sal Gal and my niece, Lillie, pushed her and was smiling so big, laughing, and making little screams of excitement.

Then I decided to push her on it (because I have this mommy hang-up about wanting to be a part of everything she does) and she plays Joe Cool and doesn't crack a smile as in, "Yea whatever Mama, you're always trying to get involved aren't ya?!"

It's hilarious. Really. I'm smiling about it....through hard-clenched teeth.


And as if riding on a scooter didn't grow her up enough, she goes and grows enough hair to put up in pigtails....micro-pigtails, yet pigtails none the less.


It seems like just the other day I was trying to find a way to make her out of control she-mullet look presentable and now she's got strands long enough for pigtails. Wow.


Kate, Mommy has a request. Please get a hold on these growth spurts and slow them down a bit. Please? I'll be your best friiieeend (sung in my best kiddy sing-song voice).
See? Mommy never grew up.








48 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

She is so stinking precious! Plus, I always love how you dress. Come dress me please!

Cindy said...

Love her pigtails. Very cute.

Kristy said...

I am telling you- her and Kinley are long lost best friends. Kin rocked some pigtails the other day and looked SO big! *tears, sobbing*
And can I just ask that you STOP lookin' so hot? I just got a vest and now I want that outfit!! =)
Problem: Short legs + Jeans in Boots = Hello I'm a Hobbit. =(

Mandy Rose said...

You two are having a good ole time on that scooter!! Adorable!! I'm loving it! And I'm dying over the pigtails!

Tiffany said...

Oh...adorable! They do grow so fast. My baby turned 3 earlier this month. I'm begging him every day to stay little and he just smiles at me and says okay mommy!

P.S. Hair turned out great :)

Jaime said...

Love the pigtails!!!

OH...and I'm with Mrs Guru and Kristy... I LOVE the everything you wear.. You always look GREAT!! Come dress me too please, lol!

Preppy 101 said...

She is so cute!! I know exactly what you mean about how fast they grow up! I have even done this with my PD who is 25~! When she went from looking like a college coed to a young woman! Wow - shocks you, doesn't it?

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

You both look fab!

Bridget said...

ahhhhhh they do grow up way too fast! roots look good! There's an award waiting for you on my blog:)

The Thompson's said...

Just wait till you take her to school and want to give her a kiss goodbye! That was such a funny post.

Go to my blog, there is an award there for ya!

Tim

Heather said...

The pigtails are precious!!

The growing up too fast never slows down!! My son is a little over 3 1/2 and I swear it seems like he should just now be 2.

It is crazy to me how fast time flies!!

Heather said...

BTW, the hair looks awesome!!

Jon and Steph said...

So adorable! Love your pictures and your outfit is adorable.
Kate's pig tails are so....so cute!

Wibeche og Rune said...

Love your pictures. They growe up to fast.

My youngest girl are also 19 months. She was born 14 jun.2007:)

Hve a blessed day

Wibeche

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

She's such a cutie - it must be hard to see her growing up so fast!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

So happy to find your blog. She's a little sweetie. I'd give anything if blogging had existed when my now 18 and 22 year old kids were little. I'd have done a much better job archiving such sweet memories!

ASC said...

This post is too sweet!

sassytimes said...

Her pig tails are so cute! It's so sad how fast they want to grow up :(

Vineyard Vogue said...

Look at those pigtails! She is the cuuutest!

Adorable photos!

Living for the Little Moments said...

She's sooo precious!

Your hair looks great too :-)

Stephanie said...

Those pigtails are the cutest thing ever!!! I cannot wait until Allie's hair gets long enough for that!!!

Your hair looks great by the way!

Lindsay said...

My daughter was the same way, her hair took forever to grow and I used to do the same piggy tails. So cute!

They do grow up so fast. My kindergartner didn't want me to hold her hand the other day cause the older kids could see her. sob sob! :(

Tiaras and Timeouts said...

Kate is adorable and you are hilarious! Please keep those pictures comin!! Hop over and visit my blog sometime.

Suzette said...

The pigtails are precious! She is a doll!

Megan said...

Very Cute!!! And your words always make me laugh!

Rebecca Jo said...

You two are just adorable together! I love the way she's looking over the handle bars!!

And those pig tails are adorable! Love the cocked pacifier too!

Candice said...

Your posts are always so funny and cute Hollie...love them!

Kate is adorable in the pigtails...she looks so chilled out:) I love your outfit in the pics...both of you are always so cute together!

Kelly said...

My daughter turned 2 last month and I think i had a melt down! Now if I could just get her to hold still long enough for pigtails! My your daughter is SO stinking cute!

Carolyn said...

She is so precious! I love those pigtails...

petrii said...

Too funny Hollie!! That "little" Kate is so precious!!!

Have a Blessed day, Dawn

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love little girls in pigtails! Its so stinkin cute!

April said...

I LOVE her pigtails. She is the cutest little thing!! And your hair looks GREAT too!!
Love your blog!!!

Emily said...

ahhh... she is soo adorable! I love the piggy tails!! And you are one stylish momma!

Britni and Justin said...

Love her pigtails! So cute!!!

Les said...

Love the piggies. Hope I get some before my babe turns 3 :)

AN ATLANTA BRIDE said...

Awww. Such darling photos!

...love Maegan said...

awe, she's the cutest! ...and so are you! Time must just fly watching kids grow. Amazing!

Jennifer said...

Hehe, I remember the mullet post and look at those pigtails now! (o:

Abbi said...

i'm telling ya, she's growing up! i noticed like 3 weeks ago how she acts soooo much older!
i love that little girl!!!
hollie, those pigtails are sooo cute!!!

Jenny.Lee said...

LOVE the pigtails! Absolutely adorable!

Lane said...

She is so adorable! I love the little ponytails! I can't wait to have a little girl! (Lord willing of course!) You are such a cute dresser btw! :)

morewineplease said...

You are going to have to have daily talks with her about that growing up thing!
Those pics look professional... so sweet, and your hair looks awesome!

EJ & Roo said...

LOVE the pigtails!!!

Trina said...

My girl doesn't like pigtails, and wouldn't you know that is the hairdo they have to have for her dance recital in May! LOL

Your hair looks fab and I love the outfit.

Carolina Girl said...

i want you to know I now have "where is thumbkin" running through my head! THANKS!!! hahahaha

JK - LOVE the pics :) Too cute.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Umm could you and Kate be any cuter?? I think not! You make mommy-hood look so fun and glamorous!

Justin and Jenn said...

I LOVE your outfit!

Soliloquy said...

And you're rockin' the highlights, girl.