I had grabbed the camera hoping for a cute shot of all 4 of them sitting in the leaf pile… but darn it they kept having fun and not sitting still for the picture… it was then that I realized, I’d rather capture the moment than the portrait.

So glad I did.








Haven’t been making the time for the blog lately, but when I uploaded these pictures from last week, I realized I wanted to preserve these smiles to look back on later… and so I am enjoying this quiet afternoon during break to catch up a bit on preserving these fleeting moments…


It’s always fun to peek in on my kiddos when they are sleeping.  Sometimes because it gives me a good chuckle, sometimes because it tugs at my heart strings, and sometimes just because it sets my mind at ease to see them sleeping snuggly in their rooms. 

Last night as I was crawling into bed, I realized I hadn’t peeked in on them.  I don’t know if I’m the only Mom out there like this, but when I realize I forgot, I just can’t shake it off… I have to go b/c sometimes this little quirky fear will rise up “What if the one night I didn’t check on them something was wrong?”

Which is why it was all the more comical, that when I opened the boys room, the first thing I saw was this.


“Oh my,” I thought.  And I confess for a split second, as my eyes scanned the room, looking for my baby boy, I had a little fear in my gut that something was not right.

And then, I saw this….


(yup, he’s wearing his big sisters bright pink Dora socks… No, she didn’t do this to him, he did it to himself…)  Stifling a giggle, I ran to grab the camera… So, glad I didn’t skip my night time peek, I’d have hated to miss this precious sight.