Thursday, April 24, 2008

Growing Up

I have been loving (and a little jealous I'll admit) the fact that among my friends there are so many baby's being born, about to be born, or coming in the next few months. I LOVE baby's!! That age between newborn and about 4 months is my fave. Everything is new to them and they start making little noise's and smiling for the first time. To me that is the best time, don't get me wrong I love kids but if I had to pick a age that was my fave that would be it. I guess its just cause there still so small and cuddly.

So all these baby's have been making me think of my own kids and how much they have grown. I started looking through baby pics of them and actually cried. I'm so excited for all the new "Big Kid" stuff we get to do now like dancing and sports, going to places and not having to take turns cause someone is too small for a ride, but I do really miss them being small. I think part of me is just scared that I wont be need anymore. I know it sound funny but hear me out. Justin has 7 weeks of school left till this school year is over then he is going to be a 1st grader and in school from 8:45am-3:20pm! Skyla is about to start Pre-school in Sept and be heading off to kindergarten before I know it. Justin is in T-ball, Skyla has dance and soon Im going to have nothing to do cause my kids are out of the house all day doing their things.

All I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a Mom. That was it I just wanted a family of my own. Now I have that and the time of me being a stay at home Mom is almost up and it scares me a little. I guess I better start planing for what Im going to do next real soon, maybe I'll finally go back to school who knows.

SO on a happy note here are some "Then and Now" pics of the kids..........

Justin at 3 weeks old 4/18/02

Justin at 6 years old 3/26/08

Skyla at 2 weeks old 7/31/05

Skyla at 2 years 9month 4/21/08

I love my kids :)


Natalie said...

Aw, I know what you mean. Sophie won't let me cuddle her anymore and it makes me sad. :(

Skyla definitely has supermodel lips! Yowza!

Team Chilton said...

It's so cool how they still look like themselves even from babies until now (that sounds funny, but you know what I mean). They are just so sweet looking. Looking forward, I always think "wow, someday Asher will be that big" and it is so weird to me. It doesn't seem real.

Stephanie said...

It's crazy isn't it. It's all happening much faster than I thought. Josh is going to kindergarten in the fall. Caleb will be old enough to go the following year. We'll probably wait for two years though because he's a fall baby. But still!!!

Millertime said...

Your kids are just darling. I sure miss them. I am now starting to realize how fast they really do grow up. I am just trying to enjoy each moment and stage they are in to the fullest.

Kathryn said...

Awww! so cute! I know exactly how you feel, and my Josie is only 8 months old.

But somebody told me once to be grateful that your children CAN grow up, because some children who have disabilities will never have an independent life as an adult. It kind of puts things in perspective.