Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Time flies...

I was just thinking that I have not posted here in forever! Life has just kinda been passing me by lately. We haven't done much except for work, school, and the mundane day to day things. So, no new pics. of the kids. But, let's look at some old ones.

Where have the past 5 years gone? It seems like just yesterday (ok--maybe not yesterday) that I found out we were going to become a family of three. My, how time flies, and life just seems to take over! Now here we are 5 years later as a family of five. I still just can't comprehend how lucky we are to have 3 beautiful healthy kiddos.

I have loved each stage of my children's lives....but...I think when they were around 12-18 months was my favorite. So, here's a blast from the past!
OMG...Why didn't anyone tell me that I had a gargantuan baby?! When I look back at pictures of Caroline (she was 16 mos here) I realize why the pediatrician always told me to make sure I am careful with what she eats so she will fit into her prom dress. Who knew she would grow into a tall and thin little girl?! Look at the next pic to get the full effect of her chubbiness!!

Can you say cheeseburger? I sure loved this age, and I loved her little "rolls" even more! I was already about 3 months preggo with the boys when this pic was taken.

Again, I grow me some chubby babies!! I could just eat them up and squeeze those little cheeks! They were about 9 months here. Wow, I was lucky that they were such good babies! Maybe I'm paying for it now! ha ha

They were 16 months old here. I LOVE their hair here. It makes them look just so sweet. This was before the mobility (and trouble) that goes along with walking!

Look at this sweet baby-faced little Evan! She was holding Caroline, so she was almost four here. It seems like just yesterday I was going to her birthday party when she turned 1. She was definitely my best practice before I had my own kids! Then ironically, she and Caroline have many many similar personality traits.

Ella had just turned 1 in this picture. She was such an angel baby. I remember she used to put anything with a strap or a handle on her shoulder like a purse. That's why this pic. cracks me up. So fitting....and the pappy strapped to her (at all times btw)--LOVE IT!


Heather said...

OMG...OMG...OMG!!!! I do not remember Caroline being such a chunk!! That's crazy. And Ev's baby face...miss those days!

Sarah and Brad said...

Awwww...I LOVE that picture of Caroline sitting in her diaper...definitely snuggable!!! You have beautiful kiddos and nieces.

Heather said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing these older pics. The second picture of Caroline is absolutely adorable!

Dianne Baer said...

Love those baby photos-what cuties! I had lost touch with your blog and finally located it so I had some catching up to do. Great blog-reminds me of the days when mine were that age. You WILL survive!

Cara said...

Awww... those are some cute baby faces. It is so crazy how fast they grow up and how much they change.