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Sweet Caroline; From Baby to Little Lady


From baby to little lady… How in the world did this happen? She’s growing up way too fast and despite my attempts to cherish every moment, she continues growing like a weed! I can’t slow her down, nor would I want to! She’s like a mighty & fierce spirit, yearning to discover God’s plan for her life! She’s sensitive, but strong! Tender, but uniquely stubborn! Loving, but never dependent! She loves to learn about God and has an innate desire to be God’s little princess! This child is amazingly confident, in all the right & wonderful ways! Her ability to understand such an infinitely loving God, is childlike and surreal! The beautiful confidence this child naturally radiates, makes me feel like the best momma in the entire world! Because, despite my deep-rooted insecurities, this little lady is growing up free from the bondage of insecurity! As a look into her big beautiful blue eyes, I see grace! I see a beauty so deep! A heart so genuine! I see a resemblance of the little girl I always dreamed of being! A little girl fully loved, cherished, and adored! A little girl blessed with the gifts of a Godly home, loving parents, and secure attachments! She’s such a smart, intelligent, and talented litttle girl! After almost 6 years I occasionally still have to pinch myself, as I wonder if I’m living a wonderful dream, with the most perfect daughter God could have ever given to me! I’m not dreaming, but I am extremely blessed! Extremely grateful for the blessing of my daughter, my friend, and one of my greatest accomplishments on Earth! Sweet Caroline, my heart spilleth over!!!  

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Caroline’s Room Organization

Caroline loves to play with her toys.  I love this aspect about my sweet girl, but she has the hardest time keeping her room organized.  In fact, this child figures out away to make the biggest messes, despite my many organization efforts.  Therefore, I put away all the separate plastic bins and attempted to make it easier for her tidy up, by replacing them with these large baskets underneath her bed.  The round plastic baskets were 97 cents at Walmart, the larger square basket was under $5, and the wicker basket we’ve had around the house for many years.  By far her favorite toys is her Barbie stuff and she has a ton of Barbie stuff, thus I placed all the Barbie stuff in the large wicker basket.  In addition, I purchased these bed risers to lift her bed off the ground, to make room for larger storage underneath her bed.  The “little tiny” toys, like Shopkins & trinkets, I put on the very top of her closet.  Now she can’t get out tiny toys without an adult getting them down for her. We’ve had one sleep over down and she’s successfully, for the first time been able to tidy her room by herself!  Finally, we’ve found a system that works in this little girl’s room!