Looking at photos I recently took of our children, I can clearly see the changes in them. These changes are not just physical. True, the baby fat is no longer there, their faces are elongating, their eyes are more expressive, and their height, well their height is ever changing. What I notice most, however, is the sweet spot they are in right now for us. They're all very engaged within our family, funnier than ever, and still eager to please. Their personalities are coming through and they are becoming comfortable with themselves. These times are precious. I'm confident they will always be as they are now, and their loving, kind, charismatic personalities will be shared with many, but the fact that they still want and need to be with Alex and me, is something we do not take for granted. Precious times, indeed.