Josiah turns four this week. I'm a mess of emotions, proud of who he is and so excited for the next stages, but at the same time mourning the ones that have flown by far too quickly. There are moments when I just want my children to hurry up and grow, to not need me so much, to speak through words instead of tears, and to not be so messy! Then a birthday hits, and I'm reminded of how fast time is going and would give anything to slow it down. The baby fat, tiny feet, and cute mispronounced words are quickly disappearing. There's a lot of good stuff taking it's place but a part of me still misses the "baby". In my state of melancholy I've been looking through pictures and thought I'd share some of my favorites.
|The day we brought him home|
|Day at the local splash pad|
|Our little scarecrow|
|One of my favorite Ryan Browne pictures|
|Trying to look like Mommy|
|It's good to always be prepared...|
|Sweet big brother|
Yeah, there's no doubt about it, he's one extraordinary boy. And I am one very blessed mommy!
Happy 4th Birthday Josiah!