It’s The Little Things: Week Eighteen

Waverly has been amazing us (& making us laugh) with how much she can say lately, each day brings at least a couple of new words.  Most of the time, she randomly busts them out like they are nothing, just to remind us how much of a big girl she really has become.  She strings her words together to make phrases & sentences on the regular, yesterday she asked to call daddy (or Joe, since she has apparently moved on to that now) as we were driving.  They “talked” for a while & then she confidently stated “see you later, have fun now, ok?”.  Listening to her currently ranks as my favorite pasttime, hands down.
Which brings me to my “little things” point, her other new phrase as of lately.  Waverly has randomly been getting up extra early, something that I love (during the week) since that means I get to see her before I leave for school.  Each time, I really do cherish the opportunity to be the one to get her from her crib, my husband knows how much it means to me & wouldn’t even consider stepping a foot near her door. 😉  When I walk in, she always says “hi, mama” & touches my face, then makes sure I get her babies from the crib when I pick her up.  And then, for the past two weeks, (every single time!), she scrunches up her face & says … “mama gotta go to work” in the saddest, most pitiful little voice. 
And obviously, I have no idea how I pick my heart up off the floor & leave her sweet face at that point.

Part of me feels good about the fact that she is starting to understand where I go each morning, because for the longest time I felt guilty (damn mom guilt) that I would just disapear & she didn’t know why.  And then of course the other part of me wants to cry my entire drive to school.  I strongly believe that being a mom is hard no matter what your situation, it’s obviously moments like these that for us working mamas, are the absolute hardest.

On the plus side, I really do love my job.  This time of year is obviously always exciting but also a little difficult, most of my students are senior girls who I really do connect to, & since I teach Advanced Fashion, that I have had for two years in a row.  I always give them a congrats letter & a “good luck” talk on the last day I see them.  I’m not sure if it was Waverly’s new phrase that got me extra emotional during it this week, but in my ten years of teaching, I don’t think it was ever that hard.  These kids really are the sweetest, they always ask about Waverly & genuinely care.  Though there isn’t a day I don’t miss her, they really make leaving her so much easier. I truly feel fortunate & am thankful for them. 🙂

AND because I can’t leave off a few more fun pictures, Waverly Maye had the best time ever at the waterpark this weekend.  She discovered that she could do the slide on her own & must have gone down about 50 times in a row, laughing equally as hard every single time.  She is a true water baby with no fear at all, totally her father’s daughter!

Congratulations to Emily Janning for winning last week’s giveaway, a tutu & matching sandals from Sarah at Foxy’s Domestic Side.  We don’t have a giveaway today, but have some really exciting ones planned in the next few weeks!  Please email me at or Jess at jess@sadieskyboutique if you are interested in working with us in the future.  See this post for details on how to link-up & hope you all are having a fabulous week!


  1. June 11, 2014 / 6:57 am

    These pictures are priceless! I love her smile going down the water slide. She looks like she loves it, and you all had a great time!

    Thanks for another week of Its the Little Things! xoxo

  2. June 11, 2014 / 7:44 am

    Oh how bittersweet! This age is just fascinating is't it! Their vocab is just exploding! I think its so funny hearing what things other kids say because it is such a product of what they are hearing at home. Which also means, time to start watching what we're saying with these little parrots around! xx

  3. June 11, 2014 / 10:46 am

    She is just so sweet! Love the overalls with the bikini!

  4. June 11, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    That last picture couldn't be any cuter!

    I remember the first moment when Aria entered the world and I was flooded with so many different emotions. It was like a crash course in all the ways you get pulled as a mother emotionally. For me at least I've never been in a situation where I've felt happy and sad and frustrated and like a failure and full of love etc etc all in a minute. I know my friend how teaches and is a mama feels the same, and it is a bittersweet end to each year when her kids go off to conquer the world. And, that tug on the heartstrings of the joy of seeing her little face in the morning and then hearing her say you have to go. It's like a gift and sad. Always so many emotions!

  5. June 11, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    She is such a cutie pie, I can't get over it!

    I love watching children grow, explore, and learn. It is just amazing!

  6. June 11, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    The water park pictures are the cutest!!!

  7. June 11, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Oh my overall dress & bikini… Too cute!

  8. June 11, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, that last picture!!! Melt my heart!

  9. Anonymous
    June 11, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    I just LOVE LOVE that bikini on her!! Way too cute.

  10. June 11, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    So stinking cute! It truly is amazing how much they are talking and actually putting sentences together!

  11. June 11, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    that waterslide is perfect for her size! We need one of those here! She's so cute! And I totally get the leaving for work thing. I think it would be near impossible for me to leave if I got to see the kids before I left. As it is every night and whenever my son can he says, don't go to work…breaks my heart! I have to keep reminding myself, go to work now so I can stay at home later…

  12. June 11, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    Love it! LG's newest word is "octopus!" So precious! And speaking of precious, that last picture of WM and your hubby?!! How precious is that?!!

  13. June 11, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    Awe love that you get to spend a little time with her in the morning. I can't help but already think about the day I go back to work and how I will probably cry the whole time on the train into the city!

  14. June 12, 2014 / 2:47 am

    Aren't their words so powerful?! Can melt your heart and break your heart all at the same time! And Waverky is rocking those overalls/skirt! That girl can pull off anything!

  15. June 12, 2014 / 3:05 am

    That 3rd photo from the water park – my goodness she looks grown up! Oh my – that little sentence would break my heart too. Can you imagine how excited she'll be when you're off?! 🙂 She is really becoming a little person with lots of thoughts and apparently holds her own on the conversation end too! 😉 Love watching her grow up!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    • June 12, 2014 / 12:00 pm

      I know, we are BOTH so very excited!!!! Thanks so much for your support, it really means so much to me! Love having you following along! XO

  16. June 12, 2014 / 3:22 am

    Those little moments are sometimes the best!
    And, let's talk about how flipping CUTE Waverly's bikini is. I'm dying over here!

  17. June 12, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Love the ‘see you later, have fun now, ok?’ – too precious! And her little overall dress is too cute. Waverly has the cutest wardrobe I have ever seen. And I know that Mommy guilt all too well. It got the best of me when I started working at home and having to take Mason to school. So glad I decided to keep him home for the Summer.

  18. June 14, 2014 / 3:58 am

    She's talking so much!! Go Waverly!! That water slide looks like so much fun!!

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