It still amazes me just how quickly my children can change, and it really does seem like it happens in the blink of an eye. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when I took the kids up the park. Gone are the days when they need help getting on slides and swings.
Gracie is six now and I'm astounded sometimes just how confident she is. When she was younger she was the one who would cling to me. I used to leave her in tears at play-school because she didn't want me to go. These days she races off before we've even reached the gate for school.
Nowadays she is the most independent child I know. Happy to run off and give anything a go. My heart was in my mouth when she went to jump on this zip wire and stand up on it instead of sitting down, and do you know what she did, she laughed!
I was always a fearful child, didn't like heights, climbing etc so I'm pleased to see that my kids haven't followed in my footsteps for this one. They have very little fear and it makes them brilliantly curious about things.
I'm hoping this is something they won't lose as they grow older.