I am feeling a bit lengthy. I am not sure why. I think my kids are growing before my eyes. I looked at Katie today all in her pigtails and little shoes and carrying that dang red vinyl purse and just about cried. She looked so big. She is able to draw not only faces now, but people. Complete with arms coming out the sides of their heads. I LOVE this age. Her vocabulary is growing, her fine motor skills are amazing and she can ride her tricycle. GAH! When did this all happen.
We went swimming the other day- yep, 90 degrees here in March- and I was watching Jack and Sammy play with our friends, Abigail and Esther. Jack, with his "big" teeth, and muscles galore, floors me. Is that the same little boy who screamed bloody murder for the first 6 months of his life? Is that the same boy who would not go into the church nursery because he was so scared? Now, he runs into school on his own, with a wave over his shoulder to me. (Though he always looks back to make sure I see him, and I LOVE that.) And that Sam. I look into his eyes and see Michael. What a joy he brings me. Sammy is such a great, goofy boy. His teacher told me at our conference that he has just taken off. He is bright and funny and just a wonderful kid to be around. He too has lost baby teeth, grown taller and lost his baby belly. Where did the time go?
I am tired today. Still, from my crabby post about the time change. But then I look at my kids, and I cannot wait to see what they will look like in another 5 years. What will their interest be? I watch my Lindsay and Taylor and marvel at them. I have known them since before they were born- and watched just about every stage they went through first hand. They are a constant source of pride and amazement to me. I just look forward to this Friday when I get to see them again.
I guess I am just realizing how fast this life goes. And I am thankful for these little reminders of just how precious this time is.