Often times, I lament the passing of time when my kids are hitting major milestones. Because as my husband puts it, "it just means they'll be gone soon." When my son turned 5, my husband sadly said, "Well, 13 more years and he will be gone forever."
So normally anytime they move from stage to stage, it's a bittersweet moment for us, but not this time. This was all sweet - no bitter here.