Sunday, November 7, 2010

sunday sweet 3.

a memo for You, darlings: my sister & her hubby both happen to work the same weekend once a month, so i keep watch over their babes while they work.  seeing as how they live an hour away i just stay the weekend at their house.  so... this really stinks due to the fact i can't get a moment for the internet or my sunday sweets!  
so, i decided to do one sunday sweet on these weekends, & make them extra sweet. ; )
[julia (2), carolyn(3), nathan(4), noah(1), natalie(2). fall 2008.]
this picture is two years old.  these little babes have already grown up so much since this day. heaps & bounds... as much as i love watching them grow, i wish i could turn back time & snuggle them up like the first day i met them.  even as an aunt i feel like time is flying by far too quickly... i can't imagine how fast it goes when they are your own children.

this weekend, while i watched the three amigos, natalie, nathan & noah, we went on an adventure out to pizza in the city.  as we drove this song came on & it made me tear up.  i told them it was a song for them & they just nodded off to sleep while they listened- they know their aunt anna is super sappy.

having my oldest niece, Carolyn, turn six today also makes this song tug at my heartstrings that much more.
Taylor Swift

Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up

Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies

And you're mortified your mom's dropping you off
At 14 there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out someday and call your own shots
But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember that she's getting older too
And don't lose the way that you dance around in your pj's getting ready for school

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up

Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
No one's ever burned you, nothing's ever left you scarred
And even though you want to, just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room

Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment

In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder that I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my night light on

Wish I'd never grown up

I wish I'd never grown up

Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up

I could still be little
Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
It could still be simple
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even though you want to, please try to never grow up
Oh, don't you ever grow up
Oh, never grow up, just never grow up



[me & carolyn. 2005.]


 xo-
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9 comments:

  1. Cute post!! What a great song!!

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  2. Ahh teeny Julia is so cute!

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carolyn!

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  3. This song is lovely.

    happy Birthday to Carolyn!

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  4. I get teary eyed whenever I hear that song :) I can't help but agree with her when she gets to the part about her new apartment and wishing she never grew up. However, I'm so excited to be at this point in my life, getting married next year to the love of my life... it's a struggle- but I guess what I take away from the song is that even though you have to grow up, you can still have the spirit of a little kid. Nice post!

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  5. oh my gosh, they're a bundle of adorableness! i know what you mean too. i have bunches of nieces and nephews, the oldest is going to turn 18 soon - 18!!! i can't believe it. he's over 6 feet, but he'll always be the cuty-pie baby boy to me.

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  6. too cute! I love that song! its wonderful

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  7. I looove that song - I listened to it yesterday and then I was singing & humming it constantly... :)

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  8. I was just listening to and talking about this song with a friend! I love it, and the first time I heard it, it brought a tear to my eye...so true and very bitter-sweet!

    Liesl :)

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