Mr. Heaney and I were so young then, just 26 and 31.
We had no idea what was coming our way.
2 little boys had plans to join us, to be our babies
Our first born is now 5 and our little one is almost 4.
It's hard to believe that only 6 years ago we did not even know these little monsters.
Didn't know what they looked like, what their personalities would be like.
Now we know all of their quirks, we can understand them when no one else has a clue what they are saying.
We knew what makes them happy and what frustrates them.
What foods they will eat and which ones they absolutely refuse to come near.
We didn't know that we would say things to these boys like...
Don't ride on the dog, she is not a horse.
Why did you pee on that?
There is NO hitting, spitting, biting, kicking, punching your brother!
Get your feet outta my face.
And so many other delightful words of wisdom.
But, these boys are OUR babies.
They always will be.
Even when we force them to visit this pumpkin patch on this day as teenagers,
they are our babies.