It’s The Little Things: Some Sweetness

First, thank you for your sweet comments on Waverly’s big girl room!!  I am constantly inspired by all of you, so it truly makes me happy to be able to share a little of what we are working on in our own home.  I look forward to sharing more soon, & as always, thank you for your support! 🙂
I can’t believe that Halloween is less than two weeks away!  We are even more excited than usual, not only because Waverly has her “trick or treat” phrase down pat, but also because it falls on a Friday this year (as a working mom, my dream come true!).  We have lots planned to celebrate over the next week, Waverly’s kids gym party is this Friday & then we are taking her to a “boo zoo” day at our local zoo for the second year in a row.  We have also been able to fit in some fun this week, we made a batch of festive cupcakes & I let Waverly have at decorating them herself.  Dangerous yet so much fun!

She was so proud of her little self, this was the first time I let her completely go for it all on her own & she couldn’t have loved it more.  We would be baking everyday in her perfect world!
 Also this week, we have had a few rough nights on the sleep front.  I can’t say it surprises me, I should have known once I publicly proclaimed how well things were going that it would come back to haunt me. 😉 Waverly has been putting off going to sleep just about every way that she can, calling us back in every few minutes for anything she can think of.  She asks us to bring her extra juice, another book, to cover her again with the blanket, or far most common, lets us know she has to use the potty (smart girl).  The other night I was completely exhausted, had gone in there about 20 times when she started screaming again around 2am.  I seriously could have cried, all I could think about was my alarm going off at 5 the next morning & was giving myself a really big pity party.  I went in Waverly’s room & she asked me to cover her back up with the blanket, then she looked up at me with the sweetest face & said, “mommy, I love you, good night” as she turned her head to go back to sleep.
 I lost it as I came back down the hall to our room, crying alligator tears to my husband for longer than I am willing to admit. 😉  I just could not get her little voice out of my head or the fact that she just needed her mama for a minute.  Waverly is acting like such a big girl these days that I often forget she is still so little & most importantly, needs me as much as ever.  I’ve said it before & I realize it more with each passing month, the days are long but the years are short.  I think I will remember that “little moment” forever, this little lady is truly my whole heart, I love her something fierce. 🙂
We hope you are all having a fun week! 


  1. October 22, 2014 / 3:08 am

    I love that our "little things" are so similar this week! Hope the good sleep fairy visits your house soon and that you both get some rest! xo

  2. October 22, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Sweet girl! Isn't it amazing that just when we are about to lose it, they know just what to say to make it all better?!

  3. October 22, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    I can sympathize on the sleep front! Liam has been fighting naptime & bedtime with all his might lately. I just keep reminding myself that a day will come when he longer needs or wants me to help him go to sleep and that will be a sad day…

  4. October 22, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    What a little sweetheart! My daughter is 4 and has been crawling back into our bed for the past two weeks, I just figure we need to ride it out! Hopefully she'll get back on a schedule soon!

  5. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    I'm pretty sure babes just know when we need that extra hug or an I love you (still dying to hear Rae say it) bed time battles are exhausting!!

  6. October 22, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    that is the sweetest thing! her face in the first photo is priceless, so beautiful

  7. October 22, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    Such a sweet moment. I can't wait for my son to say I love you for the first time. I imagine there will be some alligator tears on my part too 🙂

    PS – love her outfit! I always find myself saying this with her clothes, but that is totally something I would wear.

  8. October 22, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Oh that moment made me tear up too, and what you wrote about her needing her mama for just a minute. Soak it all in. I know it's so easy to forget when we're tired, your post was actually what I needed in the motn.

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  9. October 22, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    What a sweetie pie…she sure knows how to melt your heart. I love her little knit hat!!

  10. October 22, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    I bawled the first time our oldest said I love you… so precious! Now I want to go home and whip up some cupcakes with my girls! I love letting them create in the kitchen! Have a great week!

  11. October 23, 2014 / 1:39 am

    I can't tell you enough how much I love that quote… "The days are long but the years are short"! Because it is oh so true! I have found it even more true now going through it all over again from the beginning. The littlest things with Charli will frustrate me like no other and then I feel awful, horrible, and like the worst mother. But we are doing our best and our littles still want us at the end of the day, and for that I am grateful. I finally bit the bullet and focused on potty training Charli and I can confidentially say we did it in 2 days! But we are also dealing with the "needing to go pee pee or poo poo on the potty" every night after being tucked in! Lol! So I feel ha!

  12. October 23, 2014 / 2:36 am

    Too sweet! Hope good night sleeps are coming your way!

  13. October 24, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    so precious! Elyse's thing right now is sometimes after she calls us in, she says…Momma, rock for a little bit?" Of course how could I say no to that…so we rock for a little bit and then she very abruptly says "Momma, I'm ready for bed." Love that my big girl still needs her cuddles!

  14. October 25, 2014 / 3:28 am

    Heart melted. I LOVE this! Just when you want to pull your hair out and cry, they do the sweetest thing and melt your heart.

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