Last night I was picking photos for the holiday card. (Yes, after a 3 year hiatus, I am sending a holiday card! I do write a yearly letter, but have not actually mailed one since Claudia was born in 2008.) While I was combing through pictures, I came across a video from Christmas when Claudia was 1½ and Francis was 5 ½. I watched it a few times and I was amused by Fran’s Christmas excitement and nurturing of his sister and I was in absolute awe of what Claude was able to do at that young age. In watching the video, I saw how much more she was talking than what I remembered. And her voice. It was so sweet. I had forgotten it.
Her voice is still sweet, And she is still little. But I do wish we had taken more video of her along the way. (I think we did a better job with Fran.) We were always so busy. Maybe I am really starting to get old, but I am just stunned by how fast it all goes. I can’t believe these little people won’t stay little forever. I love watching them grow and change, but it was nice having them be little. (Really little.) And I miss that.
|Little Missy stuffing her face with animal crackers at stocking time, 2009.|
|Fran posing with a stack o' presents, 2009.|