I know that this feeling is not unique to me just because I have four kids all the same age, but when I looked at the picture of all of the kids in their costumes last year, it really hit me how much they've changed! They were just little babies a year ago! Now, they're little toddlers! They're so big, and they just get bigger every day! Maybe it impacts me more because there are four of them, or because I know that this is it. There will be no more babies. That stage is over. Unlike most people with four kids, I don't get to go through the baby stage four separate times. I only got to do it once, and now it's over! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not pining for another child! Goodness knows, four is enough! And there are a whole lot of reasons why I'm glad they aren't babies anymore! But there are some parts of the baby stage that I will miss, and there is a part of me that is sad I'll never get to experience it again.
Anyway, my little candy corns are gone. Not only would they never fit into those costumes now, I can't even imagine trying to fit them in! Why would I want to try to wrestle their strong little legs into those sacks! It would never work! My adorable costumes would probably get destroyed! So I must be content with the memories and the adorable pictures!
And just in case you're wondering, I am working on a 15-month update with new weights and skills and all that good stuff. I just haven't had time to do it yet! Soon! I promise!
Sweet little baby Jonathan!