One of our favorite books when the girls were young was Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, about a little bug who ate and ate and grew and grew until he became a beautiful butterfly.
Oops--did I just give away the ending?
Anyway, we've had our own very hungry caterpillar at the house this year--Alyssa. Take a look at this back-to-school photo of her with Anna, from just this past August.
Now compare that to this photo, taken one week ago.
Hmm. Maybe it's not so obvious, since Anna's wearing heels. Pardon me for one moment while I make the girls take another picture.
She's grown at least two inches; maybe even three. In fact, she's grown so much she's taken over a bunch of Anna's clothes.
Yes, our girls are growing up.