The leaves are just beginning to change and the Fall temps have finally arrived in these parts, so last week I was forced to begin going through the girls' closets to make room for the warmer clothes.
I saved almost everything that Sarah has worn over the years in big rubbermaid containers that I have stored in our basement.
Last Sunday, I took a stroll down memory lane as I picked through the container of Fall/Winter sizes 2T and 3T.
It is funny how I remembered almost every outfit and the occasions that she wore them.
This sweater was one of my FALL FAVORITES when Sarah was little. She wore it when we visited the pumpkin patch with her cousins.
I really hated to say goodbye to all of their pretty summer dresses, but I will admit that I am ready for the warmer and much more cozy clothes of Fall and winter.
Now the part that really upsets me.....
My baby girl is growing up right before my very eyes.....too fast!!!
I tucked Sarah's clothes neatly into rubbermaid containers where they will wait for Reagan to grow into them.
Then I get to Reagan's clothes that she has outgrown.....
I am most certain our family is complete, but I cannot bring myself to get rid of her clothes or pass them on.
For now, they are also packed away in the basement by size and season. One day I will be able to part with them, bur for now, I need to hold onto them and the memories of the past two years.
Hard to believe it has been almost two years since I stepped off the plane with her in my arms. She has grown and matured so much these last few months and the traces of "baby" that were there 6 months ago are now gone. My beautiful baby has turned into a little girl with a personality as colorful as the sweater she is wearing. Bittersweet feelings for this Mama.
Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: 85mm f1.2
The settings for this series varied a bit:
From F1.4 to F2.0
SS 1/640 to 1/1250
This series was taken at 9 o'clock in the beautiful morning light.
Photos were processed with Perfect Color at a reduced opacity from Florabella's new Colorplay action set.
I also added a slight haze and texture at the end.
Make sure you pop on over to my friend Stef's blog to see her adorable crew and more Sunday Snapshots.