Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Emotional Momma.

The first clue of my craziness happened yesterday at Disneyland. I went with my sister.  We were having a lovely time over in California Adventure near the Monsters Inc. ride when Jennifer says, "Oh look...there is Sully!"  And I said, "Oh LOVED that Sully when you were a baby."  And just like that...I was so choked up that I couldn't speak.  

Haley was only a few months old when we first took her to Disneyland/California Adventure.  She was scared of all of the characters except for Sully.  Which is STRANGE...since he is the BIGGEST and FURRIEST of all.  One time we went with Grandma Connie and while we were riding a ride, she bought Haley a Sully doll, which is still a big part of the family today.  Well, yesterday took me right back to that moment, as if it was yesterday.  Except that now instead of a 5 month old, I have a 5 year old.  

Sidebar: I have tears dripping down my face right now as I type. 

Back to the story...

When we got home, Haley and Lexi got in the bath.  A few minutes later, I heard Curtis say, "Where is your tooth?????"  And just like that, my baby's tooth is gone.  And I mean REALLY gone. We couldn't find it anywhere. She didn't even know she lost it.  Don't worry, after searching all over the bathroom, Curtis found it on the rug.  

And admist all the joy...all the high-5's...all the "I can't believe its"... I started crying again.  Crying because I remembered how excited I was to see that little tooth come in.  She was 3 months old and there was nothing cuter and sweeter than her little tooth.  I remember that tooth biting me when I nursed her. I remember seeing her smile her one tooth smile.  And's gone.

Time is just slipping by too quickly for me.  

But nevertheless, I am happy because she is happy.  Look how beautiful my toothless girl is...

Once the tears finally dried up, we had a fun time preparing for the tooth fairy's arrival.

Placing the tooth under the pillow (she was kinda nervous about the tooth fairy coming in and taking it while she was asleep)

But she was excited.

Making sure it was still there.

Couldn't be happier!

And good news...the fairy did come. And Haley woke us up at 6:30 am to let us know that she had brought her a DOLLAR! Wow. Lucky toothless girl!


johnsonandjohnson said...

YAY!!!!!! That's so fun! She was showing Emily that moving tooth like crazy yesterday. It looked pretty loose and I could see the one coming in I figured it was soon, but not the same day soon! YAY YAY YAY!!!

Lyn said...

Okay - now you have me in tears, too! Sweet thoughts from a sweet momma. So glad you were able to capture Haley's pure joy in those pictures, though.

I love you, Haley - you're Mama Lyn's BIG girl!!

Rick said...

(Shameless blog plug to follow): My blog today had a then-and-now moment with Jolie. Just keep reminding yourself it gets better and better all the time.

Heidi said...

So sweet... Yay Haley!

Erin said...

Such a sweet post...I am emotional for you :-)

Lisa P said...

So glad your tooth fairy is faithful. Ours missed her first appointment because she fell asleep with a dollar in her hand. T wrote her a letter asking her if she just missed him or does this mean that "you're not really real." The tooth fairy has some fast talking to do, let me tell you!

World of Wright said...

I know how you feel. I pick Stephen up from the Edison High baseball practice and I HATE IT. Where did the time go?
The point is, it doesn't get easier.

AMankin said...

wow-time really does fly