I remember crying when Charleigh turned two, thinking that my favorite ages were behind us. Granted, I still miss her being a baby but there has been so much pure joy seeing her as she continues to grow more and more into this amazing little human at every single stage. Thinking back, I analyzed every little thing she did as a baby, wondering what that little glimpse of her personality would unfold into as she grew up and now I get to finally see this awesome little 7 year old making her own choices, being the goofball at home and the surprisingly shy girl when put in the spotlight. I am so in awe of her ability to recognize and see a need in others and always choosing the right no matter how tempting the wrong might be. She is so much fun and I laugh at the day I didn’t think I wanted kids. She continues to mold me into a better person just by who she is and I love this little 7 year old with all my heart.
I can hardly wrap my head around seeing these 3 so grown up. I can still remember the announcement that mama was pregnant with twins as she acknowledged God’s sense of humor at her previous thinking that she was done having children. God had great plans for this family to grow even bigger….and grow they have! <3
The Schaeffer Family of FOUR….isn’t Rory just so beautiful, with the most perfect little butterfly kiss EVER. She makes me get a little teary eyed looking at these reminding me of those first weeks with my own girls, experiencing falling head over heels for someone in mere seconds. It’s a feeling like no other. Congratulations Dayne, Carlye and Skylar.
A generation of girls and so far they are raising a generation of boys! Not so many years ago (at least it doesn’t seem that way to me), I was taking one year pictures of the not so little Ms. Elle, and senior pictures for her big sisters! And then….someone blinked!