Thursday, May 28, 2009

Growing Fast

At a recent church service we watched a slideshow honoring this year's high school graduates. Each grad had a series of photos that showed them growing from newborns to their senior pictures. When we watched the pictures change from a baby to a child riding a bike, Josh and I looked at each other with the same thought in our head. It's happening. To us.
I can see now just how fast these years are going to pass by. Alex graduated to a real bike this week, and also had her first practices with her t-ball team. My baby is slipping away and a little girl is replacing her. Of course, this is how it's supposed to be but I can't help feeling just a little bit sad.

You can see that Alex is really broken up about it too ;)

All I can do is enjoy each day with my sweet girl, who still says "aminal" instead of animal, who thinks the boys at school are yucky, who thinks nothing about running naked through a house full of guests*, and who creates her own contractions ("No I amn't!"). One days she'll be way too grown-up for me.

*Note to self, discuss modesty with Alex. Naked somersaults offend guests.


Annie Pennington said...

Haaaa! Love that extra note you put in there for yourself! Gosh you crack me up! It's shocking how fast babies do really grow up. Glad you are soaking up all the sweet moments!!

The Stevens Family said...

Your post made me sad... I agree. Enjoy everyday!

Heather and Scott said...

I literally laughed outloud with the last comment, and have shared it with others since reading it. Hilarious. And true. :)