Monday, December 5, 2011

The Baby Whisperer

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.


  1. Uh-oh. Sounds like it's time for another one! You always said you wanted three, right?you have to catch up to our 4!

  2. But if I have more, they'll just grow up, too.