Wordful Wednesday-She’s Growing Up

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

I knew the that the time would come when my children no longer thought that seeing themselves on my blog was fun. I was just kind of hoping it would last a little longer.

Child number one has decided that she’s not interested in playing a starring role here any longer.

I totally understand, but it’s still a huge bummer.

So, as a farewell of sorts to the way things used to be where I could write about all of my children without censure, I present to you the pictures that prompted the conversation whereby she resigned as blog material.

Grace was making the kids lunches one morning (that’s her morning job) when it hit me how grown up she’s getting.  I grabbed my camera to capture the moment:

Unfortunately it was annoying to her.

And that prompted the conversation whereby she resigned.

If only I hadn’t grabbed the camera……:)

Don’t forget to hop on over to my co-host  Amanda’s place to see what she has to be Wordful about today.

Additionally, I think I’ve told you all about being a leader over in the Memories in Motion Community at The Blog Frog?  Anyway, for the next few weeks we’ll be having a “Closet Confessional”.  We’d LOVE to have you join us!


It gets better.  Amanda and I, along with Amy from The Idea Room are hosting a live chat on 3/24 at 8 pm ET in honor of Spring (just click this link to join us).  With that in mind, our mission is to clean the wintery cobwebs from our homes, and we’ll be talking about:

  • cleaning out our closets.
  • stories behind what’s actually IN our closets.
  • organization tips.
  • Comments

    1. 1


      She’s a beautiful young lady.

      As my kids grow I also find myself sharing less, but I do sort of miss the old days sometimes…

      I’m not exactly wordful today, after writing proposal text all day long I don’t think I have many words left in me right now… I’ll be chattier next week.

      My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

    2. 2


      ooof! If looks could kill…Boy that is a good one!! I do that sometimes with our oldest…I step back for a second and notice just how grown up he’s getting. Some moments I’m in awe…and some moments it makes me sad. They are only ours for such a short amount of time…and it is blazing fast!

    3. 20


      What a beautiful girl, dirty look and all. I’ve been given that look once or twice myself. They grow up way too fast don’t they?

    4. 21


      You just let that little beauty know that Mama Kat is actually looking for a new character to play her oldest daughter. I would love to audition Grace to take Maile’s place on my blog. Perhaps she’s just tired of the circus.

    5. 24


      Wait?! You mean we have to stop blogging about our kids at some point? Well that is just not fare.

      She is a beauty even with that look. 🙂

    6. 25


      I guess when the kids are tweens they don’t fancy mum snapping pictures of them as compared to when they are toddlers.
      She has the ” don’t mess with me mom look”.. 😛

    7. 27


      And, she’s beautiful even with her nearly-grown-up-looking annoyed face. Maybe if we all compliment her profusely and you read them a loud to her she will agree to come back. Or, is it just me who likes to be complimented and will do pretty much anything in exchange for a few. Or a lot:) She will be missed. I enjoy seeing how she’s growing!

    8. 44


      had to laugh out loud a little at that second picture. heehee
      I have been waiting for that to happen to me as well (my oldest 2 are 17 and 16). I think it hasn’t occurred to them yet that they can ask me not to include them. LOL
      Stinks to realize how old our babies are getting… one of my “babies” turns 12 on Friday 🙁

    9. 61


      I’m pretty sure that if Isaac were a girl, he’d feel the same way. BUT he’s a boy and he just doesn’t care one way or another. Kind of freakishly easy going, really. My Gracie though, I’m almost certain, will put the kibosh on me posting about her in a few years too. Sigh.

      That Grace of yours is a BEAUTY.

    10. 62


      oh she’s a big girl! she’s as old as Ibit, isn’t she?
      well I think I should let Ibit read this and tell her that she should do what Grace does every morning….

      she’ll always be the star, no matter where.

    11. 63


      Awww, I guess I better brace myself for the inevitable quitting of the kids. lol Surprisingly, my teens still don’t mind. In fact, I have a photo of my soon-to-be 16 year old flexing his -get this!- muscles up on my Wordless/Wordful Wednesday post today.
      Time flies, doesn’t it? They just grow so fast. 🙁

    12. 64


      I know how you feel. My almost 13 year-old does not want me to post pics or write about her on my blog. So I stick to writing about her two younger sisters. They love seeing themselves on the computer screen. *Sigh*, it’s sad but it’s to be expected …

    13. 75


      Yep. Feeling your pain. I suppose it’s a tad different for me because by the time I came to blogging I was already well on my way to being persona-non-grata so I’ve almost always known I had to just be very sneaky and/or feature my son who still hams it up.

      What’ll I talk about once he resigns? There’s always the cat!

    14. 78


      You and I are so in sync. I also blogged about my eldest today. She goes back and forth about the blog and her role in it. Sometimes she wants to be featured, and other times she wants nothing to do with it. My son, on the other hand, is basically publicity hungry. He can’t get enough of front page coverage and frequently talks about when he is a big Disney channel star or discovered on You Tube. When I was their age, I couldn’t dream of anything more exciting than winning a radio contest!

    15. 85


      You’re daughter is beautiful and she’s got a mean cut eye. I know I’ve done the same to my parents, and I dread the day my kids make it my turn to be on the receiving end of the eye rolling, “oh, mom” look.

    16. 160


      I hadn’t even thought about the day when my kids can READ my blog, let alone resign from it! Now that’s something I need to think though… all this is on their permanent record so far.

    17. 163


      **Shiver**I already get that look from my 1 year old daughter! What’s it going to look like when she’s that age?! lol. What a helpful daughter you have, though! 🙂

    18. 173


      I can so relate! My oldest (by birth) is 21 and my youngest (yes by birth) is 2. There are 4 in the middle (16, 13, 10 & 4). Watching them grow up and acquire those “looks” and attitudes….OY! She is beautiful!

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      LOL! We call that “the look” in our house. My duaghter gave everyone that “look” her first year of life. She was very serious and wasn’t giving away smiles to just anyone! But she was a really joyful baby! Now that she is almost 10 years old, I see that look all the time. It makes me laugh. I tell her, ” I invented that “LOOK”! Just ask grandma.

    20. 175


      She is a beautiful young lady. Sorry to hear she resigned. Our 15 yr old is still ok with being on our blog for now. Hopefully that won’t change.

    21. 189


      I so dread those looks and those days. At the moment, my oldest daughter loves to offer blog ideas and posts. I am not looking forward to days when she doesn’t find any of this (or mom) fun or cool anymore.

    22. 205


      Oh! That look she’s shooting you is UNIVERSAL. Pretty much every picture my mother has of me from 13 to yesterday feature that frozen, roll-of-the-eyes glare. She called it the “Miss Thang” 🙂

    23. 206


      My kids have reached that point, too, where they refuse to be in front of the camera any longer. Sad, but true. I wish it wasn’t so. =(

      Nice blog, btw. This is my first time joining you for Wordful Wednesday!


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