Princess Libby -- She's all that!

Libby - Six Years Old (July 2010)

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Feeling Nostalgic

OK...it may only be March, but my baby is turning 7 in July! It's so hard to believe! I've always heard other parents say how time goes by so fast and I never believed them. To me, other people's children stay kids forever it seems! I also used to think my mom was crazy when she would say how quickly you forget what your children were like when they were young. I told myself, "I'm not like that! I would never forget! I'll remember everything!" But now...Oh how my perspective has changed! I'm so glad I've taken so many pictures over the years, because believe me...sometimes you need a little reminder to get those memories started! But how sweet they are once I do remember something I'd forgotten...something I swore I wouldn't forget! So please take a few minutes and take a random trip down memory lane with me:



I wish I had more pictures of me pregnant. I have this one, when I'm 28 weeks. My other picture is before I left for the hospital to deliver!




Elizabeth Grace Hoover...

My little Libby.

The was her first night at home. She's two days old and as orange as a sweet potato! She had to come home on a bili blanket. Even though I'm a NICU nurse, there are things you don't think about when you become a mom. If this was a baby at work, I would tell you in an instant this is one jaundiced baby! But since it was my baby, I just thought she had gotten her daddy's coloring...tan! Hahaha! I still laugh about that! Just look at that color!! But she's beautiful...and tan!



I love this picture. This was taken when she was three. We were outside playing in the leaves. I would rake them into a big pile and she would run and jump in the leaves over and over again. Sometimes she would just lie there and look at the leaves and the sky, like in this picture. I could kiss that face all day long!




You may think I had a baby, but really she's 50% puppy, 50% baby. This is when she was going through her puppy phase. We had just finished decorating a cake and she wanted some icing...on the floor, in a dish...so she could lick it up like a dog! I love that face! Look how happy my little puppy is! Look at her little diaper butt! My heart is aching!



Call me crazy, but I love the face she makes when she cries! Whenever she cries, to this day, she gets these two little creases on her forehead between her eyebrows. And when I look at her like that I can always see her as she was when she was my newborn baby. She's two in this picture and wearing the John Deere jumper I made her. The head scarf is the best! Cutie Patootie!



It gets very muddy around our house in the spring. I bought these rain boots for Libby so she could still play on her playground. They went up to her knees. They were a little big. She loved them. She had been outside playing all day. She was taking a short rest in her "clubhouse."




More crying! Again...I love that face!




I took Libby to the park after I had gotten her one year old pictures taken so I could take some of her outside with nature. They turned out to be some of my favorites. Look how she is studying that little petal. And her little ponytail with the tiny pink bow. So sweet. My Beautiful Baby.




I love her hair in this picture! It really kills me! She had just gone swimming in her new baby pool and I brought her inside, got her dressed and popped this headband on. That face, that hair, her little fat feet with the curled up toes!



I took Libby outside to get some pictures of her when she was 10 months old since I didn't take her anywhere to get 9 month pictures...bad mommy! She found those helicopters that fall from the trees. She thought they looked tasty, but quickly changed her mind! But I got a great picture out of it!




I find this picture amusing. She had just woke up from a nap and her daddy thought it was time she tried her first girl scout cookie. It was one of those peanut butter sandwich cookies. She got it nice and gooey!



The palm tree ponytail on top of the head never gets old! Barely two and already a movie star! Libby has always had an impressive sunglasses collection! Look at her tiny little lips!



This is probably one of my all time favorite pictures. It's the hat. It reminds me of a "Little House on the Prairie" sleeping cap. It cracks me up. I love her chubby little cheeks, her cheesy little smile, her pretty blue eyes and I could go on all day...
I could look at pictures of Libby all day long, over and over. It never gets old.
My baby...forever and ever...no matter how old she is!