I’m not sure when it happened, because the last time I checked I was a mom with three little girls, babies even. Looking at the pictures Sean snapped in Burlington, I see very clearly how big my babies have gotten.

And Fin? She spent the day in the stroller, kicking and gurgling and looking every inch the “I’ll-be-sitting-up-eating-cruising-and-talking-by-Christmas” little sister that she is.

I’m trying to chase the lump in my throat with the joy of cracking eggs and coloring inside the lines with my daughters. The sweetest of bittersweets is parenting.