I take A LOT of pictures. Like, a ridiculous number of pictures. I love the click click sound of the shutter and the immediate gratification that comes with the digital age of cameras. I relentlessly follow my children around the house snapping away at their simple every day activites. I LOVE documenting who they are right now, in this moment... what are their favorite toys, their favorite movies. I am terrified of forgetting these little details about them. Anyone who has children is undoubtadly familiar with the simultaneous joy and heartbreak of watching your children grow and change constantly. Of course we want them to grow. We obsess about doing the things that will best help them to do so. But it becomes so difficult to remember what they were like two months ago, let alone two years ago. So I stand behind my camera and snap away! But sometimes I am so busy taking pictures I forget to take part in their play. So on our second day home, I did just that. I handed the camera over to the hubs and jumped around in a pile of leaves like a kid again! I am not going to lie, it was not as charming as I remember it being. I had leaves everywhere.... and I mean everywhere..... let that mental image simmer a little. ;) But it was so nice to be a part of one of those moments rather than just capturing it from a distance. It was such a good reminder to me that it is not just important to have reminders later, but to also LIVE in that moment now.
So here are a few shots of the little moments filled with big blessings!!!
|Old school Superman via netflix.... I have to admit I liked this almost as much as the boys!|
|Motorcycle in the backyard through the leaves?? Why not!|
|Really, could he even look cooler???|
|Destructor doesn't know how to use the reverse button yet. This is his solution to get it back in our yard!|
|Ok, lets talk about why we don't do this as an adult. That pile of leaves is not as soft a landing for my 1** lbs as opposed to the 30 of my kids. Think before you leap people!!|
|Throwing the leaves in the air however as fun now as it was as a kid. Seriously, go outside and toss some lovely crunchy leaves around and try not to smile!!!|
|Hubby chooses to throw our children instead. They don't seem to mind.|