I remember them squealing with delight searching for eggs filled with "treasure" and our delight at watching them.
Now the only squeals we hear are when they achieve a new level in their video games or accomplish a new skateboard trick.
It is such a bittersweet journey that of parenting - we want them to grow, flourish and leave the nest confident young people.
But there is still that yearning for those sleepless nights, squeals of delight and daily requirement of hugs.
They are all grown up.