Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday snapshot - growing up too fast

Childhood is a short season.

~ Helen Hayes

Playground Diptych 1

Last week we went to one of our favorite parks to check out the new playground equipment.
As I watched Grace and Will happily play,
I was struck by how long their legs are getting
and how much they'd grown.

Playground 3
I've never been someone who says, "I can't wait for my children to grow up."
I don't wish away the time.
Although it is pretty great when they are a little more independent.
I am one who cherishes all these moments and different stages of childhood
and knows that living in the present is what matters most.

And I'm also well aware that one day I'll look back and remember that these will be some of
the best years of my life...and the ones that went by way too fast.

Playground Diptych 2

Grace getting close to 9.
And Will now 5 and 1/2.

Sunday Snapshot

16 kind words:

Missy said...

Such happy kiddos! I love how they seem to always enjoy each other so much! Yes, they grow up too quickly, so let's savor every moment for sure! PS-Grace's outfit is DARLING!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love, love, LOVE these happy childhood pictures. : ) Beautiful work!

Jen said...

It doesn't get better than that! and what lucky little ones to have a Mommy who does want to "rush it"

Michelle R Photography said...

They do grow up WAY too fast!! And spring seems like a time of sprouting up a few inches very quickly!

Such fun photos and I LOVE Grace's outfit!!

S.Wise said...

I love your pictures Gail. Your kids look so happy and full of life!

Jodee said...

I couldn't agree more! It's so important to live in the moment because they grow up wayyyy too fast! I am afraid to blink!

Great park pictures!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the reminder to not "wish away the time." Hard to remember sometimes with so much sand in my sheets and elbows jabbed in my sides. I will miss even these things some day soon.
Nancy-of the crazy 8s

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

So cute!! I just see the joy beaming right from them....looks like a great day to me ;) I agree...I NEED to slow down time and enjoy every second with my kids and husband.

Kjbikakis said...

Wow what beautiful kids you have! Both are so cute! I love how happy the look to be playing at the park (:
Happy Sunday~

Jboo said...

Sweet sweet photos! You are one lucky Mama!


Love Letters To China said...

Your two sweeties are so adorable. They do look like they have grown. Looking back in your blog to this time last year proves just how much they have changed. I'm always hoping time will slow down just a bit so we can cherish this days even more. I feel like their childhood is slipping by so quickly.

Love your photos! The great big smiles are their faces show how much fun they are having. :-)

Hope you had an amazing weekend Gail!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

your a very wise Mommy!

But, I must say they are starting to grow up. But, they are gorgeous and I just love to see their smiling faces.


Sharon Ankerich said...

A beautiful post of your beautiful children. Boy can I feel this one to God and back... they DO grow up so fast. I still can't believe my Savannah is married in Maui with her forever soulmate! You are such a blessed mama and so are your children!!!

Kim said...

Love these photos.. and LOVE YOU .
I am not one to ever wish either..
I want my kids to stay small..people always say I am crazy..and mine are almost all is going to hurt my heart something fierce..
went to see my son on the way to CA and it was amazing.. he still loves his mama like when he was little..happy to see me and hug me and kiss me..
Love you girly..

ashley said...

Fun pictures, Gail. Love to see those smiling faces. yes, living in the moment.....such beautiful and wondrous things right in front of us!

Sharon said...

They look so sweet together! I'm always trying to figure out a way to freeze time BTW... : )

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