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Wow!  How did they get so big?

I had a different subject in mind for this week, but I realized that we're doing some celebrating around here that I had to write about!
Our grandsons have just had their birthdays and we're having the favorite outing of the kids around here:  going to a bouncy house.   Sarah has done this type of party before and as expected every kid in the school wanted to attend.  

This year, I don't know how or when, but our two little dividends turned 5 and 6!  Do any of you remember my blogs about their births?   Dylan being born by induced labor because our daughter was having quite the high risk pregnancy.  The cord wrapped around his neck and needing to be in the neonatal unit for a couple of days?   For Aidan we were all in the delivery room-I held one of Sarah's legs since the doctor gave her an epidural.  He was born healthy and hearty.  I got to hold him first!  Quite a night.

When they moved out to Arizona, our hearts were being ripped out to the core about not being able to see all 4 of them but every few months and the begging for us to join them out here.

Could all of this happen in just 6 years???

Obviously it has-because Dylan is now a kindergartener and learning to read.  He told me the other day, "Grandma, you don't need to cut my chicken or steak-mom says I can use a knife now."
She's right of course.  I was so petrified to let my first born use one that to this day, she has a problem using a knife!  Shame on me, twice over.

Aidan informed us the other day that, "I'm 5 now and the bathroom is right there, I don't need anyone coming with me."
Sigh.
I was both beaming at this declaration and sad that he was this big!  I can't say old, 5 is just not on the radar of "old".

Funny, a girlfriend from the time our kids were literally toddlers (we met taking our daughters to pre-school), just became a grandma for the first time.  My husband's cousin (who was our best man) is about to become a grandparent and another friend announced that their daughter just had their second grandchild.

One close friend was lamenting to me that her only married daughter is focusing on her career and is just hoping that she will become a "bubbie" soon too.

Hmmm, maybe the fact that the boys are school age and able to be so independent is not just a shock to the system because I keep seeing them as tiny infants but somehow because I can't believe where the years have gone and how much has changed!

I'm proud of those boys and wish them the happiest of celebrations and cherish all the others yet to come.

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