Friday, April 13, 2007

Signs of Growing Up

Mya is getting so big. I'm sure all the girls from our travel group have kind of passed the baby stage and are now on to the little girl stage. Some of the signs are that, soon we will be able to shop in the girls section at Kohl's and Target, looking into purchasing a booster type carseat and wearing real underpants.

Today, we had another big girl event. Mya sometimes has bloody noses at night and wakes to blood stains on her cheeks and sleeves (kleenex). This morning, Mya's "pink" (the very thin stringy kitchen towel that is her security blankie of sorts) fell victim to the blood stains. Also, Murphy, the infamous stuffed puppy, was just plain filthy. So, as I was filling the wash machine to wash some stuff, I asked Mya is "pink" should be washed. To my amazement, she ran and got it and put it in the washer. I also asked if Murphy should take a bath and she put him in too. Then she stood on her little kids chair and watched them circulate and bubble to see if they would come to the top. When it was time to put them in the dryer, no big deal and when nap time approached, it was time to take them out. OOOOO . . . warm pink and Murphy. Nothing could have beat that moment.
These are old photos, as you can tell. The top one is from when we drove Carrie to Spearfish SD to settle in to her first yr of college. The bottom one is from CNY 2006. Both shots include a pink towel. It is a BIG thing for Mya not to "need" her pink, even for a short time. She also forgot both pink and Murphy at daycare on Monday and survived until Wed morning without them and with minimal fuss. Amazing!
Some day, I may put that "pink" into a bag and store it away OR if it lasts long enough, Mya will take it along to college. Now THAT will be a big girl event!

8 viewers thoughts.:

Beckyb said...

I hear you - where does that time go?!?!? I miss it and yet I love the new stages too.

The Shocks said...

They do grow up so fast. Hannah has one blanket that she likes the most, her Tigger blanket. If I wash it she will always ask where it is until it is clean.

Steffie B. said...

I feel like Sophia is alittle girl too....where did my baby go? She still loves her blankies too and we are working really hard to keep our panties dry! Thanks for sharing great pics!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

they are growing so fast and as sweet as it is to see them accomplish so much there is a slight sadness that it has gone by so fast ... love the pictures !!! and thanks for the "Gotcha Day" picture .. put it on Emily's board.

Carrie said...

I was just going through some of the clothes Olivia has outgrown and talk about the memories tied to clothes! YIKES! I just couldn't pass on a few items b/c they are just too precious. Mya looks so comfortable in your arms. how sweet! :)

nikki said...

Wo! Those are some pretty big steps for Ms. Mya.
It's bittersweet, isn't it V?

Anonymous said...

whoa that's a long time with out her securities. she IS growing up!
~katie

Kim said...

Jaiden cannot sleep without her green towel "blankie" it's a microfiber towel that we found while in Germany and I hope it last forever because she is glued to it like crazy glue! I made the mistake of washing it the other day and she cried for a while because it smelled funny - but she loves on it anyway.