Monday, July 13, 2009

My "Baby" Girl

It has happened. Up until now, I have always called Ashlyn "my baby girl" and she has loved that title. But recently when I say it, she corrects me with, "I'm not a baby mommy, I'm a big girl." It is such a small thing, but it makes me so sad. She is growing up fast and becoming more independent every day. I tried to explain that even though she is a "big girl" she is still my "baby girl", which she seems to have accepted. For now anyway. I know that it won't be long before she won't allow me to call her "baby" anymore.

Some days I wish I could freeze time. But since I can't do that, I must write and record or I know I will forget. Here are a few of my most favorite, recent photos of my "baby" girl, along with a few funnies:

Ashlyn is becoming quite an expert. On any given day, she will tell you, "I know a lot about horses." Or, "I know a lot about slides." Or, "I know a lot about bugs."

Ashlyn is a pretty outgoing kid and makes friends easily. She loves seeing her aunts, uncles and cousins as often as possible and freely passes out smiles, hugs, and kisses. However, for some strange reason, a recent visit from her uncle Aaron put her in a foul mood. We were sitting at the dinner table when he came over and she sat there giving him the stink eye. Nothing he said could change her opinion of him. At one point she glared at him and stated, "You better be gone by morning."

At a recent Bee's game, Brian took Ashlyn to the bathroom. After taking care of business, Ashlyn and Brian exited the stall and went to wash their hands. Ashlyn immediately noticed a man wearing a cowboy hat, standing at a urinal, and in a not-so-quiet-three-year-old voice declared, "Hey Daddy, I never seen a cowboy pee before."

We did some home repairs before we sold our home. During these projects, Ashlyn often asked us what we were doing and why we were doing it. The response was always the same, "We are getting the house ready so we can move." After one such inquiry, Ashlyn paused for a moment, and then stated, "It's gonna be pretty hard to lift!"


16 comments:

Jamie said...

She is too stinkin' funny . . . love that girl!

Esther said...

She is such a doll! Her comments crack me up! It's way sad to see them grow up, but exciting to see them at the next stage of life. I loved the picture of her with the olives on her fingers!

The Carter Family: said...

Those are some pretty funny stories-she sure is growing up (!!!) How is the search for a house going? Have you decided to buy or build?

Ashley Rae said...

Oh my word- she is hysterical!! I love that she told Aaron that he'd better be gone by morning. That is just classic. I'll bet she just keeps you laughing ALL day. every day. What a cutie.

Lindsay said...

She is seriously the cutest. Ever! And what a smart little cutie-pie too! All your pictures of her were so darling!

rsheedy said...

She is positively adorable. I can't believe some of her comments...they are so witty and clever! You have such a cute family. :)

The Simmons Family said...

Ah too cute!!! Why do they have to grow up?? Enjoy every moment. The second they start school... time disappears. :(

Melissa said...

You can tell me all the stories you like about this child. I promise I will never be bored. She is absolutely fantastic.

Zachary said...

So was he gone by morning?

That is hilarious! That "baby girl" is a doll...keep the stories coming!

Gretch said...

What a sweet/funny/beautiful "baby" girl! That is funny what she said to Aaron.

Princess said...

Oh I just lover her to death! I don't want her to grow up either! I love how confident she is in how much she knows about things, lol! Unfortunately I HAVE seen a cowboy pee and you never forget the first time........Poor girl

The Wright's said...

That cowboy story was HYSTERICAL!! She's a hoot - really. I don't know where you got her, but she's a one-of-a-kind. She's got a lot of personality in that little body!

Monica said...

I adore that girl. She makes me laugh every time I see her. I can count on it. She is strong and witty.

Johansen Family said...

She is one smart cookie....good luck staying ahead of her.

Heather-hoo Andersen said...

Oh how I miss your "baby girl"!! She could always brighten my day. I miss you all too! How you are doing well...

Erica said...

Man! I need to check your blog more often. I've missed out on a lot. Your little Ash-Belle is getting so big and she's so stinkin' cute.