All of this has been on my mind this month, because of all the changes. My DIL was so sad, she posted on facebook about her baby girl growing up, but as I read that I looked over and saw my own baby girl, a 19 yo teenager. I messaged my DIL and told her it's just beginning, you have so many years of being her best friend, all the laughter, the talks, the passing on of what you know to her. As she grows and you have even more of a relationship with her, you'll discover so many things about her she can express that you never knew. I still have my older daughter calling me when she gets off work everyday. :) You never stop learning about one another.
I used to be so sad my kids were grown, with just one left at home. One day we had a family get together, I looked out and saw my "kids" playing ball together, my grandkids on the playset and running everywhere. I got that I didn't lose anything. I gained so much more and life became more of an adventure to take in, instead of feeling like you lost something, and it was over.
The two year old turns three this month, the seven month old just got a new tooth. You don't stop being a mother when your kids are grown, you become "Grand" mother. Jump in and live it over, (the fun part is you can enjoy them, and hand them back over at the end of the day.) LOL
So back to Fall, Oh the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee, creamor, candles, and anything pumpkin spice I can get my hands on. The apple desserts, gingerbread, molasses cookies, and filling my kitchen with more baking at this time of year than any, besides Christmas. It's getting a little chilly of the mornings, so we're pulling out sweaters, and I'm starting to make Christmas presents, so far babydoll, barbie clothes, and a cupcake scarf.