Today, our oldest is turning 10 - the whopping double digit birthday! No longer am I the mother of only little kids. How exciting, and how sad. It really does go by in the blink of an eye!!
It is just past midnight as I am typing this, and I only just now finished decorating the main area of the house. As I was doing that, I started wondering how many times before I had decorated late at night, after also doing my regular chores, wrapping presents, and working on last minute preparations. That would be 30 between all the kids - thirty birthdays complete with parties, decorations, special meals, gifts, cake, and the whole nine yards. And to think our oldest is only ten. Wow, funny how a birthday here and a birthday there adds up so quickly.
Here is a picture of the last time EVER in my WHOLE LIFE that all my babies will be in the single-digit age range.
It'll be a fun day, no doubt. We have some special things planned, and also worked ahead in our schoolwork so we won't have to do any today.
Speaking of growing up too quickly - look at this little peanut.
"Does this diaper make my bum look big?"
"Why, yes, it does sweetie, but you wear it well!"
Oh, delicious and kissable baby!
Anna is at that age where she so badly wants to run around with the big kids, but she can't walk yet. It's a frustrating experience for the babies every time, and they get all squirmy and impatient. She's such a lovable little doll!!
I am so thankful for the time I get to spend with our children. They are growing up so quickly, and pretty soon it will be "growing, growing, growing, gone".