Saturday, September 06, 2008

like weeds, or kudzu, or rumors in a small town

Before I say anything else, I have something important to share:  Silas slept through the night last night.  Is still sleeping through the night, actually, because the time at the tone is 5:21, and he hasn't stirred yet.  


I am posting then and now pictures so that you can agree with me when I say, "They're growing up too fast!" By the way, this is most of why I stay at home. Some of it is financial - I work in non-profit, and would basically hand over my paycheck to childcare - and some of it is overprotectiveness? the desire to nurture? I'm not sure what to call it, but it's the belief that, as their mother, I am their best teacher at this age (though not at every age. Someone else is way more qualified to teach them geometry). But most of it is that I don't want to miss their childhoods. It's running away from me as it is, and the idea of someone else having more time with my kids than I do is just too much for me. It will be over too soon anyway, and I'll spend the rest of my life telling stories about the next few years. I don't want to miss a thing.

With that in mind -

in March

in August

June 22

August 31

in April

in August (yes, of the same year. Unbelievable.)

and my favorite - June 2007 (look at that baby!)

last weekend

Happy Saturday.


Anonymous said...

does your mom have a dixie chicks song sheet? cause that's just awesome

and yes, they DO grow too fast - tell them to hold out for three more months (90 days plus travel time to be exact! :)

Carrie said...

this is CRAZY. you were right that Asher is turning into little boy and isn't a baby anymore. wow!!!

Stephanie said...

Hey Elizabeth, that's Patsy Cline and Dixie Chicks on the piano. It's music my sister likes to sing.

Mary said...

Ha. The first thing I noticed was the music on the piano too! You stole my comment :-)