While it's bittersweet to say goodbye to the baby years, I'm very excited to welcome the toddler ones. Yes, they are full of their own challenges - tantrums and potty training. But, it was during the toddler years that my older two kids really strengthened their sibling bond.
I was able to start watching their friendship from the sidelines - overhearing conversations before they went to sleep, watching them run off together to come up with their own silly games. Seeing my daughter ask her older brother for help peeling a cutie. Or my oldest teaching his younger sister how to build train tracks.
Right now baby is trying to join in the fun, but she is limited since she can't walk or talk yet. I'm excited to see what games the three of them come up with once she starts chatting and toddling along with her big brother and sister.