You guys! Someone stop time for me PLEASE???
These kids of mine are growing up way too fast.
I can't even start to believe that my babies are little people now.
When I try to cuddle with them, they are all elbows and knees instead of being soft puddles of baby fat that conform to every nook and cranny. There is morning breath and stinky you-know-whats and sweat now, instead of all the sweet smells that used to surround them (well, the diapers weren't so sweet, now that I think about it).
I saw a picture recently of my little sister's two year old and two month old together, and it reminded me of a similar picture that I thought I had somewhere. So I went digging through my 2008 folder (the year my daughter was born), and I couldn't pull myself out of that memory vortex until I had looked at e v e r y s i n g l e p i c t u r e.
I stopped myself before continuing the journey through the thousands of photos between that year and this, but I did choose one from each October since my oldest joined our family.
Watch and weep with me: