Ahh Summertime, you were so good to me. You provided some great moments — time for family, friends, camping, swimming pools, rivers, parades, playgrounds, hot weather, summer rain … and a messy house, weedy flower beds, and dirty cars! One thing about chores … they always seem to wait for you! G-Babes, they grow up and don’t. There’s no looking back in regret of opportunities missed, only gratitude for the ones I did have … with future ones yet to plan. Now I will tuck these away — with the stories that go along with them — into my head, my photo books, my life — to be shared again one day with the kids. Love to all my kids and g-babes for all the wonderful opportunities that make these photos (and so many more!) happen. And now, in no particular order, I bring you July and August’s “Summertime“.
“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.” [Linda McCartney]
These dirty munchkins are what it’s all about.
MJ [m jey]: 1. an almost 4 year old boy with abounding energy, 2. loud, 3. Prince Charming, 4. has determination and stick-to-it-iveness, 5. loves all sports, 6. independent 7. dramatic when hurt
Jayden [jey dun]: 1. a 17 month old abounding in smiles, 2. his mom’s cuddle-bug, 3. sometimes shy, 4. loves to mimic others, 5. big brother resilient, 6. diaper dapper, 7. blue-eyed adorableness
Simone [suh moan]: 1. a 16 month old abounding in dramatic cuteness, 2. loves to carry things around, 3. food fan, 4. can be quite serious, 5. Operatic scream, 6. self-entertaining, 7. walks like a granny
Sydney [sid-nee]: 1. a sweet 3-3/4 year old with abounding joy, 2. attached to long skinny legs, 3. loves all things twirly and girly, 4. best big sis ever, 5. a follower 6. lover of gum (yes, still), 7. easily excited
And now friends, we have come to the END of this post. Love you all. Take care and keep smiling! Mary