My baby is graduating Kindergarten. How did the year fly by so fast? It seems like yesterday that she was at her first days of pre-school. Then in a heartbeat she was starting Kindergarten, and now first grade. I can barely get the words out without crying. On a daily basis I look at my kids and ponder all of the ways I can keep them little forever. I literally stare at them gazing and wondering how I can hold onto the moment, and I mean really hold onto the moment. If I take a snapshot in my mind, hold it a beat longer, somehow will that keep them my little girls, babies for a second longer? I know they must grow up, but for now I take my time looking at them, the way we parents do. Picturing the lifetime in front of them and cherishing the years that brought us here.
In a year.... My little girl lost both of her front teeth.
In a year, my girls made sand castles and laughed often.
In a year, my four year old discovered all of the wonderful ways she could entertain us and wore her last diaper.
In a year, my girls discovered fun dip, developed a growing love for charity, and giving back.
In a year, they both had lots of scraped knees.
In a year, they learned about how it feels when they are not included on the playground and came home in tears that we soothed.
In a year, they asked about Christmas and birthdays a hundred times.
In a year they discovered singers I had never heard of and put on many plays.
In a year, they told me they loved me and would stay my babies forever.
In a year they lost a grandfather and saw mommy crying.
In a year, they went on lots of fairy hunts.
In a year they grew out of shoes and clothes, bigger sister passing on to little sister, and little sister passing on to friends, charity, and a box of memories that mommy can't bare to let go of...
What life changes have your little ones gone through this year?