last weekend was hectic. boxes were piling up quicker than i could find space for them and we were smack dab in the middle of packing... you know that awful stage right before you move, where you can't find anything you need and the house looks like it was either ransacked by burglars or destroyed by an earthquake? yeah...that's where we were. my oldest saw some of my tea china sitting out on the counter about to be wrapped safe and sound in bubble wrap. "mommy... we should have a real tea party...with the pretty cups. 'acause' i'm four now and i won't break them."
sigh. four?! how did that happen?? wasn't it just three days ago that i watched this sweet girl take her first breath, step her first steps and say her first words? and now she is four...a kid! not a baby...not a toddler...but a little girl. who is growing and thriving and assuredly more beautiful inside and out than words could ever express. and i get to be her mama. blessed doesn't begin to describe it.
so...we stopped packing. ran out for some pretty flowers and cookies and did this tea party right. because she's four now... and before i know it she will be sixteen and tea parties with mommy won't be "cool." but today they are. and i'm soaking it up...every minute of it.