Saturday, March 17, 2007






I will never cease to be amazed at how fast life flies by, especially when you measure it by the growth of children....

Macie is now eating cereal and applesauce (and I really think she would eat anything that comes near her mouth). I knew she was getting old when I started noticing all the teeny-tiny babies that I would see out and about and she was double (okay- maybe triple) their size. She can kind of sit up and it is only a matter of time before she is crawling around. And I think I saw her two bottom teeth today! Where did my baby go?

And Ronsi, well, she started using the word "usually". I am not sure if that is normal 4 year old talk, but then again I would probably never classify Ronsi as "normal". But she is very grown up these days. As you can see above, she likes to cook and she likes to talk (a lot). She can write her name. She told someone today that her name was not ronsi it was Isabelle. She wants to play the piano like Lisa someday and she asks me to play the song "Every Move I Make" every time we are in the car. I don't know how to explain it. She is just big.

Tori is holding a picture of a gift for Sam. That was the picture I took of her just before she headed off to her first birthday party of a school friend (who happened to be a boy). She had the time of her life she said. She wanted to go back over there everyday. To my knowledge the party was all on the up and up- no spin the bottle or anything like that. But I don't even know what happens during part of her day. She doesn't always want to talk about it. I have to wait for parent-teacher conferences to get a better glimpse of this other world she disappears to from 8 to 11.

So, in this girl's world I am amazed once again at how quickly my little girls are growing up on me. I figured that was another reason to journal. So maybe when they are long gone from my house I can read my journals and maybe magically transport myself (even if just for a moment) back to when they were little.

Ummmmmm....and just in case anyone is thinking anything. I AM NOT interested in having another baby. I am reflective, not delusional. =)

7 comments:

Beth said...

Yes true but sad, they do grow so quickly. They are amazing, Gretchen you and Jamie sure do a wonderful job!

Beth said...

ohhh yeah sure you don't want another :)

Amy said...

Maybe you don't want to give birth to another...but have you ever thought about how precious a little African boy would be in your family? We could move to Minnesota and he and Silas could meet each other on the bus on their first day of first grade. :)
Then they could become friends forever. They could even sing together "Friends are Friends Forever" by good ol' Smitty someday. :)

I'm just sayin....

gretchen said...

Yes, I did put my wording very carefully. It is a thought. An even more pleasant thought if Silas and Gus could be friends.

But we shall see....

Amy said...

I love Silas and Gus being friends! They both have very cute names....ladies would love em'! (in a fully appropriate, God honoring way)

stephanie garcia said...

My oldest started kindergarten this past fall, so I can totally empathize with that "other world my child disappears to" - only it's from 8-3 here in Texas ... ):

Full of JOY said...

some how i missed this one!! i just love the tiny carebear hooked to ronsi's apron...so her!! :)