It's true what they say about children growing up entirely too fast. I've especially been feeling this way about my Lydia. At 10 yrs old, the dreaded teenage years are just a skip away. When I went to her award assembly at the end of the school year, I was amazed how big the 5th graders were! Lydia just finished 4th grade. (Her school has only 4th and 5th grades.) The thing is that most of those kids would have gone to the same K-3 school as Lydia, so I should have been able to recognize a lot of those 5th graders, having seen them for years at the other school. However, there were only one or two that I could at all identify as having ever seen before. There were some of the 5th grade girls who could have passed for 15 or 16 years old! Scary!!!
Anyway, Lydia looks older and older to me everyday, especially with her new glasses. Yikes. She came in from playing outside, the other day. She was wearing a playing-dress-up dress, her face was all dirty, and her hair was all disheveled. I felt so glad! She's still a kid for now. Man, I love that girl!
Snapshot of Hazel at Age Two - This picture right here is the essence of Hazel. She's such a ray of sunshine in our family and for pretty much anyone who meets her, and she's always read...
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