The girls are growing up.
That little fact really hit me last week when Kylie celebrated her fifth birthday. How is it possible that she'll be starting kindergarten in the fall? Or that she already has 2 slightly loose teeth?
I'm amazed at how independent they are. Summer can sit down and entertain herself for long periods of time with zero help needed from me.
(This is actually Kylie's hand, but Summer can do this exact activity on her own, too).
Watching the girls sit at the computer-- and operate it properly-- just boggles my mind.
Kylie can look at and interpret the instructions to her Lego sets all by herself.
And Summer's "baby hair" is long gone. I can do all sorts of styles with it now.
Every now and then I stop and think, "Where has the time gone???" But with each new stage comes excitement. Over the weekend we completely re-vamped the girls' room. (I'll post more pictures of that when it's completely done). Kylie was thrilled that she got to help put together the furniture.
Now, instead of a pink toddler bed and a crib, we have bunk beds!
The girls are SO brokenhearted, can't you tell???
When I have a rough day with the kids, I just think about how years from now I'll wish with all my heart that I could time travel back to this very moment. I love watching them learn new things and gain confidence. I love that I get to tuck them in every night and kiss their chubby little cheeks. And just recognizing that they'll continue to grow up fast helps me to savor every second.