Friday, February 8, 2013

Fast Trikes and Hair Bows

Photograph courtesy of Alecia Mitchel Photography

Enjoying her fluffy hair bow and sassy boots, Alexandra toddled happily around Max's school when we dropped him off yesterday morning. 

I said, "Let me carry you up the stairs.  I don't think you can make it."

"Sure, I can." She lifted her tiny foot high in the air, pulled on my hand, and climbed the stairs.

Max's eyes were as wide as mine as we both laughed.  Not only did her speaking astonish us, but she'd spoken in a sentence!

Alas, this mama's heart wasn't done with surprises that morning.

The three year old class was playing outside as we left.  Most of the boys zipped around on tricycles.

Alexandra waved at them. 

One of the little boys removed his feet from the pedals to slow down. "Hi, cute baby."

My heart seized.

In a very short period of time, those trikes will be replaced with fast cars. 

Those beautiful, round faced boys will be handsome young men with muscles.

And my eager little girl who scampered away from my hand to clutch the fence just to be closer to them will be . . . a teenager.

For now, though, she still wants to triumph over walking up stairs while holding my hand.

I'll follow her lead and take it all one step at a time.


  1. hahahaha that Hi cute baby really made me laugh. Look out it's just a slippery slope from there.

    1. I don't know if I'm ready for this. I know it's the natural progression of life, but I just didn't expect it so soon!

  2. In a very short period of time, those trikes will be replaced with fast cars.

    Oh my. This even set MY heart to pounding! Hard to believe how the years will fly by.

    "Hi, cute baby" was quite the pickup line! Watch out for that one. :)

    (She is awfully cute in that bow!)

    1. Thanks.:) That picture was taken on her first birthday. Apparently, she is much more mature now.

    2. Sorry I can't be more encouraging but , yes, the time really does fly. Before you know it, you'll be helping your GRANDbabies climb those stairs! But that's fun, too.

    3. *sigh* It is the natural progression of things. I suppose I wouldn't have it any other way.

  3. Ever hear "You pay for your raising"?