Baby steps

For their first year, I carried all three of our babies up the steps from Diane’s, inhaling as I buried my head in their necks, recovering from a day apart.

By 16 months, Owen walks up independently, a milestone I noted with each growing kid. It’s a slow trip now, with little hands down on cold concrete to navigate the incline—not to mention several stops to investigate pathway lights, little bugs and fallen leaves.

On Friday, I ran a few steps ahead to grab my phone to capture this photo. The sight of my first baby walking my third up the same steps she took years and years ago was too sweet to pass up.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laura on November 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Oh my stars.

  2. Posted by Karyl on November 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    That is so precious! Owen is darling – and Ava – my goodness, is so grown up! Thank you!

  3. Posted by Gramma Great on November 20, 2013 at 7:22 am

    That is a beautiful picture! They are both growing up way too fast!

  4. Posted by Katie on November 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I love this so much!

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