Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Transitions

Last weekend we went to Disneyland to celebrate Caleb's 29th and Cole's 4th birthdays. What a blast we had! We went with our dear friend's the Mason Family as well as both sets of our parents. What a blessing to be with so many people who we love and who would take the time and money to come on vacation with us!

We were greeted with 75 degree temps and Mickey Mouse. Memories were created for sure! Nothing like discovering Disney together.

On the last night we were there I took Cole to the Winnie-the-Pooh store (located by the ride) and let him pick a new cuddle buddy to sleep with. If you know my son, you know he's addicted to his "friend" a little blue blanket/stuffed animal with whom he would spend every moment with. He sleeps with him and sucks his thumb while rubbing a special corner. It is so sweet. It is such a comfort to him.

It is something we need to say good-bye to, because he needs to stop sucking his thumb.

Long ago we started talking about putting his friend away when he turns 4. We gave him lots of time to get use to the idea. We also gave ME lots of time to get use to the idea. I think I wasn't ready when the time came, but he was.

He picked a cute pink Piglet to be his new cuddle buddy. We let him sleep with both friends that night and they traveled together home on the airplane (so that blue friend could tell Piglet how to be a good friend of course!). Cole got one last nap with them both once we were home and then I whisked friend away to be washed and tucked in a box.

That night I cried and cried nay, I sobbed. I'm sure it was a combo of pregnancy hormones, being tired from our trip, and the fact that my little baby is no longer a baby, but a real boy.

I couldn't get a hold of myself.

Time is fleeting and scarce, these moments that feel like they're going to last forever don't. The time where my little boy was a baby is now officially gone.

I'm excited about the new adventures, and I'm also sad to transition out of babyhood.

On that note, here are a few pictures of Cole and his friend as well as Disneyland!










I guess I really wanted you to see that he went on Space Mountain... now I can't read computer speak and can't figure out how to loose the second pic! lol

3 comments:

Dennis said...

Precious, precious comments by one of the world's best moms...and daughters. I was so blown away by how great you and Caleb handled your little man, hour by hour at Disneyland. You are both just simply great as parents.

I, too, will miss his "friend", but his sister just might find it someday and love it just as much as her bruddy. Who knows?

Kerri said...

Beautiful Meg - you made me cry! :-p While not a parent myself - well I guess sort of - I am a step-parent, I can identify with that bewilderment of wondering where the time went. My nephew who is supposed to be that precocious, precious little 5 year-old just turned 13 last week and his sister is 11. On the other side of the country, where time marches on just as fast as it does here (if not faster!) they grew right up. Without my permission darn it! ;-)

~Kerri

Meggie said...

Dad and Kerri,
Thanks for your comments. Reflection is good for me to remember to enjoy every moment!
Love you both!
Meg