To my little girls of the prairie,
When you are grown, I hope you remember how rich your childhood was unplugged. I hope you remember long summer days playing in pastures, riding your cowponies, picking paintbrush, and letting your imagination determine afternoon plans.
I hope you remember exploring in the creek, hunting for arrowheads, witnessing new life come into this world as you watched a new calf being born, and fishing at the pond.
I hope when you’re grown, you never forget to look up at night to see the bright stars, the magic of an Oklahoma sunset, or the memories that resurface of riding with your Dad in the tractor when you smell fresh cut hay.
I hope you drive with your windows down and play our favorite songs that were on repeat when you were little. I hope you read the same books we’d get lost in and relive the stories with your own kids.
I hope when you’re grown, you’ll realize that sometimes what we did wasn’t popular, but your childhood wasn’t cut short, wasn’t desensitized, and we hid you away from the things we could control so you could experience what life was intended to be like for a kid.
I hope you look back and are proud of our brand, what it stands for, your family it represents, and the way we try to live different. I hope you loved your childhood so much, you try to mimic it within your own fences for our grandkids one day.
And when you’re grown, I hope you know how much your dad and I loved you. That we did the best we could and fought for you. For your freedom, for your morality, your faith, and your education. We prayed hard, we loved hard, we messed up too, but we tried to give you a childhood that’s becoming unheard of. The things we don’t allow that might seem silly to you now, I hope are your saving grace later in life.
I hope you’re always proud of being raised on the prairie, living different, and that when the world seemed like it was in shambles, our little corner still felt special and wonderful to you.
To my little girls of the prairie,
Yesterday we celebrated our Paisley graduating Kindergarten! I can’t believe she is going into the first grade. Weren’t we just dropping her off at Pre-K? This year flew by and she’s grown so much this year. We had some pre-graduation pictures with our friend Rikki the other day and they are something I am going to treasure forever.
The morning of her big day! I took her to buy a dress for graduation and she picked this adorable one out all by herself. I’ll link her outfit details below.
Their ceremony was too precious. They sang a couple of songs, had an end of the year video, and each graduate got to walk across the stage while someone read what they wanted to be when they grew up. She’s a daddy’s girl.
We are so thankful for all of the family that showed up to watch. It made her whole day!
Paisley and her sweet teacher. We loved Mrs. Johnson and are so thankful for all she taught Paisley this year.Some sweet friends from school.
And a pretty proud little sister who cannot wait to go to school herself.
We love you so much Paisley. You make us proud every day. You are such a kind, talented, and creative little girl and you are going to do amazing things with your life. Congratulations sweet heart. I know the day will come when I have to write your senior graduation post but I keep hoping our days will slow down before that one comes. Love you bunches!
Paisley’s Outfit Details:
Dress: Mustard Pie
Shoes: Livie & Lucca
I am in love with Solly Baby. The quality of their products are amazing. When I was getting Paisley’s Big Sister Bag ready for the hospital, I bought this doll wrap for her to play and “match” me when I wore little sis. She loves being able to baby wear just like mommy. :)
It is super soft and easy for her to run around in. It’s literally a mini version of their Adult wrap. Transitioning into a big sister when you have been the only for awhile is tough sometimes. I was so worried the last few weeks of pregnancy what Paisley would think when Scout came along. She has taken the older sibling roll like a champ with helping whenever asked and even voluntarily. The kisses and loving on Scout just completely melts me. We have really made an effort to include her in baby related duties and I think it’s helped a lot.
It’s been the sweetest thing to watch her play in her room and talk to her baby doll “Scout” while wear, changing, and feeding her. If you are in the market for a sweet gift for your little-I highly reccommend Solly.Paisley, we are so proud of the awesome big sister you have become. We love you so much sweetheart!
*This is not a paid or sponsored post. All opinions are my own.