My Captured Moment – Growing up too fast

Growing up too fast

Last week I missed joining in with the lovely Heledd at Running in Lavender and her linky, My Captured Moment. I was ill in bed and feeling very sorry for myself.

I am now feeling much better and today I am thrilled to be back with another My Captured Moment post.

The idea is simply to share photographs that have captured a special moment in life. A moment to treasure and remember forever.

I took this photograph last week. Little Miss H and I were sitting on the sofa having a snack and chilling. I glanced over at her and for a moment she took my breathe away.

She looked so serene. So beautiful. And so grown up.

Growing up too fast

My Captured Moment - Little Miss H - growing up too fast 

To our darling daughter,

In the past month, you have grown up so much.

Your vocabulary is amazing and some of your favourite words include “squid”, “porcupine pufferfish” and “sea sponge”. All thanks to your obsession with the Octonauts.

You no longer want to sit in your high chair. Instead you want to eat your meals sitting at the table like mummy and daddy. You even have a favourite chair. Which just so happens to be your daddy’s seat of choice. I’ll let you guys fight over that one.

You wants to dress yourself every morning. And insist on wearing a “pretty dress” and nothing else. Never mind the weather or the fact that a thin sun dress is completely impractical on occasions.

You are now lord and master of your own nap schedule. On some days you’ll take a nap. But mostly you are having too much fun to sleep during the day.

Every night, we read you a story, you have a little bit of milk and then you ask to go in your cot. You go to bed awake and mummy and daddy often listen to you chattering to Maxi the Monkey, Kwazii Cat, Tigger, Tiny Clanger and Manket (your blanket) before you eventually drift off to sleep.

You surprise me every day. But, to be honest, this business of  growing up amazes and saddens me in equal measure.

I am amazed and proud at the lovable, cheeky, kind, feisty, funny and independent little girl that you are.

But I am saddened that your baby days are now behind us.

Mummy and daddy love you so much. And we are so excited that we get to have more and more adventures together as you get older.

But, dear baby girl, please don’t grow up too fast. It feels like we’ve only just started this journey together.

Hugs and kisses



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    August 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    So beautiful Lucy. As a parent you really are torn with wanting to watch your child grow and develop into their own person and also lament the phase passing by so quickly. Your gorgeous daughter is lucky as she will be able to look back on all this through your blog posts as she gets older and see her own development recorded here

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    August 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Mrs H this is a beautiful post!! That picture is so gorgeous, just look at those big amazing eyes. And your letter to your little girl is equally as beautiful. I’m glad you’re feeling better honey and look forward to have you link up again on Thursday, I hope.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

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    August 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Oh, this is such a beautiful letter to your daughter. Just lovely. #SundayStars

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    Lady Nym
    August 17, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Aw, she’s stunning and does look very grown up. Sometimes they just have a look like they know so much more than their few years would suggest! Both the cubs have also had been developments recently, especially Baby Bear who’s starting to talk, climbs a lot (and falls…eeek!) and is generally trying to communicate in ways he just wasn’t a couple of weeks ago. It’s a strange thing to see little humans you created growing and changing in front of you!

    Thanks for sharing and for hosting #SundayStars

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    International Elf Service
    August 17, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Aw, she’s so beautiful and those gorgeous eyes!! They do grow up too fast don’t they 🙁 She sounds so much fun!

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    Random Musings
    August 17, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Gorgeous photo, Little Miss H has the most amazing eyes! Sounds like she is coming on a treat, how time flies! Thanks for hosting #SundayStars

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    Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme)
    August 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Awww what a heart warming post. My youngest starts School in September, she has grown up so fast. I look back and wonder where the years have gone. Enjoy every moment (it sounds like you are already) children grow up so fast x

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    August 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I am actually nearly crying!! all because I know how you feel! Great post.

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    August 16, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Lovely capture and lovely letter #sundaystars xx

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    August 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    That is a breathtaking picture! I agree that when our kids grow up it makes me excited and sad at the same time. It goes by way too fast. #SundayStars

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    August 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Ahh lovely lovely post and its so so true about being happy and sad at these milestones all at once. I will understand how the days can sometimes feel so long but time is flying by so quickly. My Z is starting school this year and I’m still dreading it, he is so excited, bless him 🙂

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    Emma's Mamma
    August 16, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Aw this is lovely! I know exactly how you feel, it’s so amazing seeing them grow and learn but also sad that they’ll never be our little babies again. I bet she’ll love reading this when she’s older xx #SundayStars

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    Julie Downes
    August 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This is a lovely post. They do grow up so fast don’t they? The baby part seems to go by so quickly and soon they are a little grown up person with their own personalities. Blogging is great for catching so many precious memories though x #mycapturedmoment

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    August 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

    What a beautiful photo of your daughter & such a lovely post. One day they are that bit older & you wonder where the little baby went. #SundayStars x

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    Silly Mummy
    August 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Lovely picture and post! & porcupine pufferfish is a great thing to say – I may start slipping it into conversations! #sundaystars

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    August 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    This was so lovely Mrs H! I feel the same about Martha lately some days she seems so grown up (at 20 months) and others she’s still just a little Baby x

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    mummy tries
    August 16, 2015 at 9:10 am

    What a beautiful post lovely, sounds like she’s doing so well. Hope you’re feeling better now. Huge hugs xxx

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    August 16, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Ohh this is the sweetest and actually made me quite emotional! It’s so frightening how fast it goes. What a beautiful letter! I met my little newborn niece this week and my own daughter is 17 months old. It made me really upset because it only feels like yesterday my daughter was a little baby and it just hit me just how fast that time has gone and how much she’s become a little person. It’s hard isn’t it, because you love who they are now and you want to teach them all of these wonderful things so they grow even more but at the same time it would be so nice to freeze time or make it go slower. xx #sundaystars

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    August 16, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Those favourite words made me chuckle, what a lovely moment of childhood you’ve caught & a beautiful little girl you have. #sundaysstars

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    August 16, 2015 at 7:14 am

    She is such a beauty! I totally know what you mean, parenting is so bittersweet, we are proud when they reach milestones but also sad that they are no longer in that stage. Big hugs hun, I am looking forward to girlie shopping trips and other things like then when she is older 🙂 xxx

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    Mini Travellers
    August 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

    You do sometimes have moments like this where it seems like it’s flying don’t you! Gorgeous photo. I love that she wants to sit in Daddy’s chair! #sundaystars

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    August 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Oh what a beautiful photo and a beautiful letter too 🙂 I feel like I know precisely how you feel when I look at my own daughter – they want to be so independent now, don’t they! Mim x #sundaystars

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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    August 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Aw, lovely photo and message. Fab way to record the ordinary but very special moments.


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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    August 16, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Aww sob what a lovely post. She sounds soooo independent and her choice of words sound amazing. I love watching my daughter grow but aware the time is flying away so quickly! xx #sundaystars

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    Ellie Mulligan
    August 16, 2015 at 5:25 am

    ahhhh what a beautiful little letter! They do grow up so quick and it goes so fast doesn’t it!x

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    Emma Chanagasubbay
    August 14, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    It’s such a cliché but my eldest is 18 now and it’s gone with the blink of an eye.
    It’s so lovely for you to have beautiful reminders to look back on like this #mycapturedmoment

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    August 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Awwww!! This is so gorgeous, the picture is beautiful. This still happens to me sometimes, I look over and think gosh, where has that baby gone, it goes by so fast – says the woman who keeps protesting that she isn’t that old ha! It will be lovely to look back on these letters when she is older. I hope you are ok now xxx

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    August 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Oh what a lovely post and that photo of her is simply stunning! You must be so proud of her and I love that she has learnt all the Octonauts words, Lucas loves Octonauts too so we have A LOT of discussions about algae and jellyfish 🙂 xx

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    August 14, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I love that she can say porcupine pufferfish!! How sweet.

    She does look very grown up in this photo.


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