Tuesday, May 11, 2010

They grow up too fast!

I guess all parents say that at one time or another. I can remember being told that many times as I was doing just that. Growing up that is. People would say "I remember you when you were this tall." We all have heard it and I would imagine we have all said it to someone at least once in our lifetime. Every time I tell my Abby to stop growing up she says "I can't Grandmother!" Then she gives me 'the look' that only she can make. Then I crack up at my own humor and laugh all the way to wherever I was going. Or not.

Anyway, my daughter Stephanie is graduating from high school on the 21st of this month. I can't believe it. She's my baby. She's still in diapers watching Jurassic Park 50 times per week. She can't be old enough to graduate! But alas, she is. But it's ok though. Joe and I are about ready to be empty nesters. That is if she ever leaves! Oh don't get me wrong. I'm not in any hurry for her to move on, but it will be nice to have a quiet house for a change.

She doesn't know yet what she is going to do after school except get a job. They are pretty hard to come by around these parts expecially since we live in the middle of nowhere. She might have a babysitting job just down the road. That would be a nice start anyway.

What was my point anyway? Oh yes. She has gone from 8lbs 2 ozs to, well let's just say she is a grown girl. She wouldn't appreciate me putting her weight on here. Or at least I don't think she would so I won't.

Here is another example of things growing up


Hello Miss Patty. This was one of the first pictures I took of her just after we brought her home. Isn't she just a doll?


There she is with last year's flowers. Sniffing. She sniffs a lot. A whole lot. She has a good snout and uses it constantly.


I think she's a little confused with the shadows in this picture


She and Sophie made friends right away


And quickly became sisters, just like she and Annie did.


Gosh I miss that girl. Her collar is still on the lamp beside where I sit in the living room. I dare say it will never be anywhere else. At least as long as I am around.

Sophie and Patty lie on the loveseat just like she and Annie used to



Run and play outside just like she and Annie used to



All good things must come to an end. It just seems that sometimes it comes so quickly.


Karen said...

My son will be a senior next year, and I know how fast the year is going to go. Our puppy is five months, but already she's lost her roly-poly belly and her round face. All the more reason to enjoy the moments at hand.

Scott W said...

Ahhhh, but it's grand in between!

Paint Girl said...

Time just flies by, doesn't it? Patty is a big girl now! That is so exciting that Steph is graduating soon!! I remember those days....

Syd said...

I think that it's just another chapter and not the end. There is still the kid in each of us and the puppy in the old dog.

Trailboss said...

Well said Syd.

Jen said...

It will be a glorious day! Enjoy every minute of her graduation...smile momma!

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