Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For the second time in recent weeks, Genna and I let the girls sit together at a restaurant. Of course we plied them with crayons and markers and doodle paper - but the point is they sat next to each other. Across the table from us. Not hanging on our arms or trying to sit on our laps. Giving us an opportunity to have an almost coherent conversation.

And they were great, by the standards of a four and two-year-old.

In my everyday life I don't marvel enough at the daily growth of my little Bean. My mom always sighs that she's getting so tall or that her hair is so long and I absent-mindedly agree. But today, watching the girls share and eat their lunch, and not argue and not get covered in ketchup or milk, it dawned on me that Damn, they are growing up.

On our way home, as Addie snoozed in the back seat, I couldn't help but think about how much the girls have grown since last Fall.

So I scrolled through our pictures and confirmed it...and then felt just the tiniest bit misty.

Last Fall at the Zoo

This Fall at the park.


Gibby said...

Oh, so cute. I was thinking the same yesterday about my girls. It goes by so fast, doesn't it?

TKW said...

It kills you sometimes, doesn't it? You like the progress, but still...

ck said...

Crazy what a year does, isn't it? I've been marveling a lot lately too. It's a wonderful way to pass time.