One minute, they look like this. They are the adorable and chubby babies you love. We called them the diaper gang because at one point they all wore diapers at the same time. Next thing you know, they are 6, almost 7 and 9. They love Justin Beiber (Sammy), they sing Katy Perry songs and the top of their lungs (Darlene) and they are talking about a girl in the class wearing a bra (Angel)??!!
How the heck did that happen?
I took these pictures the other night as we were heading to Sammy's school fall festival. It was a miracle of miracles to have caught them all showered at once. Believe me, this does not happen often. They boy in particular, hates showers and anything that has to do with water and scrubbing. I knew I had to pounce before they were covered in something or another. And believe me, it wasn't that much later that Darlene had a face full of chocolate and Sammy was wearing her hot cocoa on her new white shirt. But I digress, what I am trying to say is that it wasn't until I went to edit these photos that it struck me once again, just how fast they are growing up. I wish we could put the breaks on, just a little bit. It's just going by so fast.
This is a reminder to all parents, we need to take time every single day and enjoy these little people. Talk to them, sit and read a book or watch a show together. Then you can sit and listen to the kids tell you how they would have beat up that zombie for the next hour without stopping. Just don't let the time pass without taking advantage of it. Because next thing you know, you will be posting their high school graduation photos.