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Shelley Says...

on August 04, 2011

Happy Thursday my friends!

Well my little girl is growing up...sigh...

Last night marked a milestone in her life...she spent the night away from home!!! With a friend. Caroline is ALMOST 9, and I realize a lot of little girls have been doing this with friends for awhile, but she is a homebody in every sense of the word. That said, the spending the night with friends thing has been a little delayed. I AM NOT COMPLAINING. I am not a fan of spend the night parties to be honest. Unless I REALLY know the parents.

I mean, LIKE REALLY know the parents...

Now, she has spent the night a time or two with this one...

Sarah.

But that doesn't really count...

Because they live a literal stone's throw away. And Caroline has logged about half of her life's hours at this house.

This shot seems like yesterday...it really does...

I can't even take it.

ANYWAY, the first time she made it through the night over there was a big deal. I have met Sarah's mom Kirsten on the driveway many a night at around 11:30pm for the kid return.

And I fully expected to be driving south on I-65 last night at midnight to pick her up from this one's house.

Darby Mae. aka Diddles. aka Darby Dids

But like I said, she's growing up.

She loves this girl. They spent much of their young lives together on a tour bus.
I love that pic taken yesterday.

I love it and I hate it.

They are so DANG big.

LOOK at this....

WAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!! Kill me now.

Never mind. I'm so old I'm almost dead anyway.

So Caroline spent the WHOLE night away at Darby Mae's. Like really away. Like 10 miles.

I'm so proud.

Apparently there were Point of Grace Christmas shows performed.

Complete with red and green dresses. Sorry I missed that. But good to know our legacy will continue through the ages.

Hi, I'm Shelley. I hate the passing of time.

Does anyone know how to stop growth in children??

Lemme know.

Shelley

Comments

As my first isn't quite born yet, I can't say much about the passage of time... though I'll say the first 6.5 months of my pregnancy have flown... But I wanted to say that Caroline and Darby are both so pretty! They are growing up so well :)

Misty Fagan

OH SHELLEY! I know exactly what you mean. I can literally feel what your going through right now. My "babies" are 17 (18 in Oct.,my son) and 14 year old twins. The twins keep reminding me that in a year they will have their permits. Yesterday, I told Shilo (my youngest twin) that I did not look forward to that day. When she asked me why, I told her that because that means in a few more years, they will be leaving. .. I certainly feel your heart strings breaking, like mine!
---R---

Shelley,

They only grow if you feed them, but they whine if you don't. It's a tradeoff.

Can't wait to see you guys in Clarksville on Aug. 13th.

Angie Dixon