Just yesterday it was frilly nightgowns and piggy tails. A dozen new adventures with your sisters every day- with you at the lead of course. (You always did have an amazing imagination.) Tea parties every day. And a flair for the dramatic.
OK, some things never change. :)
Just yesterday, you and Kate would come up with the craziest outfits to wear to "go on an explore" in the fields. You slept with on your "care bear couch" and were never far from your "corner" (your favorite blanket).
Your first trip to the ocean. And Disneyland.
The first ballet recital.
Suddenly it all seems new. Our days our filled with drive-you-to-work time. Friend time and Volleyball time. First crushes (with code names, of course). Your first little ballet slippers have turned into pointe shoes. Piggy tails are now "messy buns". You borrow my make-up. I go to your room to find my missing shoes. You update me on the coolest new songs (and are learning I've always been behind in that department :). We have late night talks and riding-in-the-car talks and you act surprised to find out that I had to suffer through some of the same stupid middle school stuff that you are dealing with (some things never change).
Lately I look at you and wonder that you are mine. A beautiful, smart, funny, and talented girl. My girl.
Just yesterday you made me a mom.