Before leaving for school this morning, Guy looked at his picture in the frame on our wall and said, "Mom, can we switch out the pictures for all the kids?"
I looked at the photo, which is a few years old and reluctantly agreed that we could.
I have been keeping the photos the way that they are because they are just my favorite photos of my kids ever. They are all the perfect age, perfect expressions on their faces. They are just so "them."
As I swapped out the old photo for the new one taken in Kindergarten this year, I realized that the photo that I thought was from two years ago was taken when Guy was three. The other one that I found behind it was taken when he was just two.
Earth to Me..."Your kids are growing up!"
I am so proud of them....so happy for them. Guy is reading. Scarlett is heading to Kindergarten, and Autumn has begged me to let her attend preschool this year, and I have given in to her wishes!
As I take down these old photos of my children and compare them to each other...I can see their growth and it makes time seem to pass much faster.
After the Primary children sang in Sacrament meeting yesterday, a brother in our ward leaned over to me and said, "I sure hope you are video taping your beautiful children every day, because when you are my age there isn't anything you wouldn't give to be with them at this age again for just five minutes!"
Anyway, I am reminded of the frames my Mom gave us when we started school. They were shaped like apples and had slots for us to keep a school photo of ourselves taken each school year. I need to get some of those now...for myself! (Anyone know where I can find one?)
Because of Bro. Robertson's comment, I am thinking about doing a daily video diary with my kids this summer! Earth-life: You pass too quickly, but I am glad for reminders to enjoy each day.
PS - I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday! I sure did!