I’m so excited for today’s post…it’s one of my favorites every year! I love the opportunity to share these cute faces in collaboration with one of my most-loved brands, and document another year, too. This blog also serves as our own personal scrapbook, and I often look back over the years at how much they’ve grown and the memories we’ve created.
It’s equal parts precious and bittersweet. How is it possible to love them so much, and still let them go? To want them to grow and flourish and find their own way, but also desperately keep them close!? Especially with it being our son’s senior year, every day feels like a countdown, and that pesky lump in my throat appears more often than not.
I’m trying to savor this season of our lives, and I know so much joy lies ahead, but my goodness this is hard on my mama heart!
But I am comforted knowing they are good humans, with kind hearts full of compassion and empathy. So regardless of what they do in life, they carry the most important characteristics. And having a front row seat to their lives is such an honor. And my gosh they’re cute!! Am I right?!
Their styles have evolved over the years, and it’s fun seeing how they express themselves with clothes. J.Crew Factory offers good quality pieces at great prices that fit their styles. My son relies on them for jeans, pants and shorts specifically because of the wide range of waist sizes and inseams. (He wears a 28×32, which is almost impossible to find elsewhere!)
Little Miss is petite for her age, and also very sensitive to fabrics…so she loves J.Crew Factory’s soft cottons and tagless styles. Many of the items have a slim fit and cut, making them a good fit for her.
Sugarplum Shopping Tip: J.Crew Factory offers an additional 15% discount to teachers and students!
I feel like I say this every year, but this is my favorite age! They are both so fun and funny! But so big!! Where’d my babies go?!
For you mamas with young kids…I know it feels like you’re in the trenches some days, but I promise the work you’re doing will pay off! And as cliche as it is, the years really are short. Terribly, heartbreakingly, gut-wrenchingly short!
But to those mamas with older kids…how am I going to get through this next year, and him moving away?! Please tell me this feeling of dread goes away!
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*Photos by the darling Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with J.Crew Factory, but all styling, opinions and fragile mama heart is my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*