Wednesday, October 28, 2009

grown up

for those of you with older kids...did you have an official time in their life when you all of a sudden thought they looked old? k and b stayed with mimi and g-daddy last weekend while brett and i were in blue ridge, and they e-mailed these pictures to us....


b left, k right

k

b

b left, k right

b left, k right

i almost cried. they look like little girls now. all trace of baby is gone. they're tall and getting hair (i know they're 3, but this is a huge step in our house), and their faces are changing. i know these little moments of realizing time is slipping away are going to come throughout the years, and i really like toddlers way better than babies, so i don't know why i'm so sad, but i am. the advice i received over and over and over again from strangers when i would go anywhere with k and b as babies was "enjoy them. it goes by so fast". "good" i thought, strolling away as my colicky twins screamed and turned purple and people stared and wondered who the poor mom who couldn't make her kids stop crying was. but i get it now. they're precious and time is precious and the first few years were rough, but i still want to stop time and make sure they never go to real school or drive or cry over the boy that liked one over the other. my babies are growing up and i don't really think i like it as much as i thought i would.

2 comments:

  1. I hear ya girly! You saw me on Hannah's first day of school;) And it's not going to get any easier. I didn't know parenting will fill my heart with so much joy and break it all at the same time.

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  2. Look at Blakely with her legs crossed in that first one- too cute! We hope to see yall soon!

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