It seems that Dylan’s transformation into Spiderman is complete!
Dylan is now nearly four years old. His birthday is in October, like mine and so the big 4 is just around the corner. He is a very active little boy who enjoys dressing up and posing for photographs. Whenever I see pictures of him or observe his behaviour when he comes to visit, I can’t help thinking back to my own three little boys when they were the same age. It doesn’t seem so long ago to me, you see; although in reality it is 36 years since my eldest son, Robert, was four years old.
This is Robert, aged 4 and his brother Edward aged 1. David wasn’t born yet. The year is 1977.
The photo was taken by a professional photographer. I know that at the time we could hardly afford it, but I so wanted a nice picture to keep so we stretched ourselves. The days when my children were little were the happiest of my life. It is hard to compare those days with these days when I am almost a different person. I look back and I think, did this really happen? Why did it go so quickly? Looking at the picture above, it would not be long before Robert started school proper and then it would be ‘teacher said this or teacher said that.’ and I would no longer be that most important person in his life. For now he was mine, all mine and we shared everything together. We lived in a happy bubble, not having much money, but having plenty of time.
My grandson, Dylan, has just had his first professional photograph taken at the Nursery where he goes twice a week. I think it turned out very well, don’t you?
Have a lovely Sunday all of you. Just want to say a big thank you for following my blog and sharing my life and my memories.
Your pictures are simply wonderful, Star. Made me cry to see those sweet, precious faces, then and now. Dylan is almost four? Where did the time go? 🙂
Thank you D-Jan but I’m sorry you felt so emotional. You have been with me throughout Dylan’s four years and that is important to me.
I have no idea where the time goes. I remember when my children were this age and other mothers would say, ‘enjoy this time because they grow up too soon.’ How right they were! I now say this to other young mothers and they look at me as if I’m crazy, one day they’ll find out 😉
I can’t believe he is nearly 4 time does indeed fly by. He’s a lovely looking young man,