Posting yesterday about raking the leaves with Maggie and Grace had me feeling nostalgic. I try to get pictures of the kids in the leaves every year, because I love Fall and the colours are such a pretty backdrop for my rosie-cheeked cuties having fun in the leaves.
This year Molly didn’t want to come outside. She was doing something on the computer. I’m starting to feel those kid years slipping away, and little things like that are the glimpses into the teen future that isn’t all that far off.
But accepting the fact that my girls are getting older and growing up, doesn’t mean I can’t wallow in the kodak moments of years gone by. And you’re going to wallow with me. And hand me tissues and say things like “You still have plenty of years before your kids won’t admit they know you,” and “Of course you look way too young to be the mother of a tween.”
This is Molly exactly 9 years ago to the day when I stuck the poor kid in a big leaf pile for a picture. Vaguely reminiscent of the kid from A Christmas Story who can’t put his arms down, but still completely adorable! Those cheeks!!