Popping in to share some sweet photos from our third and last full day at the beach. We got up with the sun, and went down to the beach to enjoy the beautiful sunrise at 6:30am. There’s just something about the sunrise at the beach. I don’t know what it is, but it’s just the best. It’s peaceful, serene, quiet, and optimistic. I just love it. I’m usually a sucker for sunsets, but I think I prefer beach sunrises. Being able to wake Adeline up and take her down to the beach to watch it with me was so special. She was still pretty sleepy, and in some of these pictures her eyes still look so tired, but I’m glad she got to experience one of mommy’s most favorite things.
As we inch closer to her first birthday, and the fact that she turns ELEVEN MONTHS OLD tomorrow, I’ve been overly emotional and sappy lately that I just can’t help myself. I feel like every night as I rock her to sleep I find myself in a puddle of mush and holding back tears because this year has just flown by so fast. Why does time have to move so quickly? God, why did you design it that way? Why do babies turn into tiny time machines? It occurred to me that while Adeline is my number one priority, she is still one of several big things that consume me constantly and make up my daily life, but to her, I am her everything. I am her entire world. I am her mother and when I think about how much I love my own mom it makes me teary to think that Adeline will, and does feel the same way about me. I’m her person, and that’s a pretty big job.
These photos of her in the morning golden light have my heart, and even though they’re not the best photos we’ve ever taken, they’re just real and sweet. There’s nothing more innocent than a little baby girl in a gold tutu watching the sunrise atop the ocean, and I hope I always remember Adeline in this way.
Thanks for putting up with my sappy mom posts. One day I’ll post my workouts again. One day.