Today we went on a shopping trip and bought the boys new carseats and Rio new shoes. Both of these are indicative of the fact that all three of them are about to start a new phase of their young lives. In terms of the boys, they need new carseats because they are suddenly too fat for their infant carseats! While the weight limit is 22 lbs and they are less than 20, their odd preemie body shape (quite literally short and fat) has made it so the straps can't loosen any more over their gargantuan mid sections.
As for Rio, the new shoes we bought her are her "indoor shoes" for preschool. Preschool! Wasn't she just learning how to walk and talk? Suddenly she spells and asks insanely intelligent questions and is old beyond her years and we are sending her off into the real world to preschool! (Don't even get me started on the fact that 3 of her best friends go to kindergarten in the fall. Oy.)
Big sigh. Mama's little babies, all three of them, are growing up!