Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Treasured Moments

We had a busy weekend which included a trip to Busch Gardens on Saturday followed by a late night out with friends that evening.  We went to church on Sunday and then to a Fantasy Football Draft Party in the evening. 

But on Monday...on Monday we took it easy.  I spent the morning with a cup of coffee in my hand while the Hubs whipped up scrambled eggs.  I even blew the dust off my camera, which hasn't been getting much use at all lately.  I discovered that I miss her just as much as I miss the inspiration.


In the laziness of a Monday morning that was spent playing with the kids at home instead of making lunches, instructing little girls to brush their teeth, packing backpacks, and loading the car; I discovered treasured moments.

I visited their world.  A world that knows no stress, no schedule, no perception of time.

A world where your imagination can take you anywhere you want to go.  A world where horses talk and some can even fly.


A world where rules are simple.  "It's too hot to go outside.  Ride your scooter in the house.  BUT - STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN.  I do not want dents in my new appliances."  "Yes. Momma." 


After watching them play and letting the coffee in my mug grow cold, they snuggled up on the couch together to watch one TV show.  Playing is exhausting.
(this shot is horribly OOF...but I love how their little fingers are intertwined.  You just can't pose kids like this).

And as I scrolled through the photos that I had taken of the morning, I realized just how precious and fleeting these small little moments are.  I warmed up my coffee, turned up Pandora, and set out to clean my Master Bathroom...when a little voice came in and said "Momma - can I help you?"  I gave her the Windex and we worked side by side for half an hour. 

Treasured Moments.


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What sweet treasures your have.

TV's Take said...

How true that their world is so much more simple. I love when my little one helps me clean too - she always seems sooo sweet wanting to help.

Nessa said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day... a bit of imagination and whole lot of sister love.

Great photos... keep that camera out.

Casey Martinez said...

I love how you wrote about your priceless day in such a sweet way that made me think about all the special things I get to do when I slow down and soak up the play time with my little girl. They really don't have a schedule or stress. It really is as you said and it is so sweet to take it all in. Good for you momma!! I loved this and the pictures are precious!

Rebecca Bany said...

That was such a beautiful post. Those little fingers intertwined is so sweet!

Mama Hen said...

This is so beautiful Carol! I love the days where we can stay in pj's and hold a warm cup of coffee and simply be with our family. The pictures are wonderful! It is so lovely when our children want to help. I hope you are doing great. Have a good day!

Mama Hen

LeeAnn said...

Have I ever told you what a great writer you are? ;-) I love this post!

Sorry I've been MIA this week...it has been another crazy one!

Jennifer said...

First off, I love that the girls are in matching pj's (or dresses??). Whichever it is, they look adorable. Like LeeAnn said, you are fabulous writer. You make the your readers really feel. The fact that you got to be invited into their world is awesome. I think we all need to take some more trips there :)

Mama Hen said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Carol. I love that my daughter's school wears a uniform. They wear one from Monday to Thursday and then on Friday they can wear regular clothes. I would prefer if they would wear a uniform on Friday also. Anyway, have a great weekend mt friend!

Mama Hen

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Wonderful pictures! You captured those moments perfectly!

Sassy said...

I love days like that! Nice and relaxed. Some of the best memories I have with the kids are when we have just stayed home in our pjs all day! :)