i see both of my boys blooming right before me.  not only physically (we’ve been buying lots of longer jeans lately!) but also develpmentally.  david is gaining independence every day and refuses to hold hands while walking on wood chips or grass.  he’s got a sparkle in his eye and intention in his steps.  matty’s coloring and fine motor skills seem to grow daily and i noticed today he is holding his pen correctly.  he speaks with clarity and expresses complex thoughts.  they are aren’t so little anymore.  their legs dangle off my lap when we snuggle.  i miss those baby days but watching them bloom makes my heart full.