Sunday, November 13, 2011

Steppin' Out

With all the excitement of Brees's first birthday consuming us this last week, I decided to
take Isabelle out on a special date Friday: just the two of us.  With Shawn at work and
Brees tucked into bed at my mom's house, we headed out for a night on the town: my
sweet big girl and I.  This night was well needed for both of us, a chance to spend
time together with no interruptions, lots of giggling and girl talk.  As Brees turns one
on Monday, I've found myself feeling sad and trying to hold onto every precious moment of
her baby stage, willing it to last just a little bit longer.  But then I have a night like this
with Isabelle and I am reminded that, though the baby stage is amazing for all its cuddles
and warmth and closeness, there are many more incredible times to be had as children
get older.  I love talking to Belle, listening to her wit and insight, her innocent outlook on
the world.  The reluctance I feel to let go of Brees's infancy was comforted by the fun I
had with Belle's maturity.  Each stage really does bring new joys.
Dress: Roxy
Tights and cardigan: F21
Boots: Wanted
Top and boots: Kohl's
Leggings: Old Navy

We had dinner at one of our favorite Southern soul food restaurants and then went to
the movies to see "Puss in Boots".  We ate as much popcorn and M&M's as we could stand
and then waddled our way home, scooping up a sleeping Brees and thanking my mama
with a bag of her favorite candy.  Isabelle gave my mom a full report, her smile
spreading from ear to ear as she declared this "the best night ever".
There's nothing better than that, really.

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deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

you are the best mom, ever. :) you can really see how much isabelle loves you in these pictures. i sometimes feel guilty because i know gage has kind of got lost in the shuffle this past year. it's always great to let our oldest kids know they still have a special place in our hearts.

and....i LOVE that cardigan. :)

d'Artagnan said...

What precious photos! I love your dress too! You are such an inspiration!

Little Gray Pixel said...

You two are so cute in your stripes! I especially love the colors of your cardigan. Tres cool.

I can't wait for a mommy-daughter date like this one. You must've had the best time!

Sarbear said...

You are an amazing mom. She's going to cherish these times forever and I think the connections you are building with your girls are invaluable, they'll never be without someone to turn to, and that's wonderful. Goodness, you're wonderful. :)


ashley said...

i LOVE your cardigan & those boots! and how sweet of a momma are you?! these are memories she'll keep forever & one day tell her babies about :)

Caitlin said...

Great outfit, and what a neat idea. I'm sure Isabelle will appreciate these memories more and more as she gets older :)

Dumb Mom said...

You two are SO adorable! Love how cute you two look together!

Becky said...

Love the outfits. My Myra would be all over your daughters top. For being young, she is all about black & whites lately.

Dont you just love Mom Daughter time? Its the bestest ever.

marissa said...

you guys are adorable I love the shoe shot I'd love it if you would add this to my blog party at