As we switched your closet from one set of clothes sizes to the next (courtesy of a very organized hand-me-down set of bins from her aunt!) we tried on hats for size. This one belonged to your big sister, and as I recall, she never wore it either – it was way too small from the beginning. You liked wearing it though, so we left it on you while we sorted and folded and put away. Taking out a whole set of clothes that you’ve outgrown is so bittersweet – you are in them and out of them in a flash and there is never enough time to snuggle you close enough to stunt this rapid growth.
Seven months old today. We had a snow day, and normally that causes a lot of headaches as schedules shift and responsibilities shift. But I put that aside this morning, and enjoyed the rest of this day, this birthday of sorts. When the time flies by as fast as those shrinking onesies, you’ve got to grab whatever extra moments you’re given and hold them tight. And that’s even easier to do when the wind and the snow is blowing outside.
Happy birthday my sweet one.