Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mommy & Me Moments {photo}



It is so rare these days that I set things aside and get lost in the moment with my kids. When it happens I always remind myself I need to do this more often. These moments are not planned, not staged, not instantly sent to Facebook, and usually there is nobody to photograph it - those moments when you don't want technology, you just want to be with this little person who is such a huge part of you. 

I recently had such a moment. We were on our way to a family gathering, just my kids and I. Not wanting to wake them up, I drove slowly and decided to stop by the ocean - hoping to take a quick nap too while they are peacefully asleep. When I pulled over of course Baby E woke up. At the sight of the ocean she got so excited!

So I took her out of the car, we stepped outside and enjoyed the beautiful view. We sat on a bench, perfectly placed just for us. We hugged. I stared at her wonder-filled eyes. Those same eyes that starred at me moments after she came out of my womb and made me a mother. 

We could see all the way to the horizon, a blue sky many miles away - stormy dark clouds above our heads. Exactly what parenting littles feels like to me, both stormy and beautifully clear and blue all at the same time.

When was the last time you were lost in the moment with your kids? An unplanned, uncharted, private, not-on-Facebook moment?

Photo: Recent trip to the beach with babies, actually a planned moment - not the one described above :)


11 comments:

  1. This is so true. How often are we living outside of our smartphones and enjoying the spontaneous, wonderful moments? I definitely need to work on this!

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  2. I like your top, its so hard to find bathing suit like that. Who took the picture?

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    1. The top is from one bathing suit and the bottom from another lol :) I am actually looking into something more like a tankini, I no longer like showing my belly after 2 kids. My mom took the photo, this is from her camera, a point and shoot.

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  3. I just felt that way looking at my baby's picture when she was a week old. She is now 3 months and i can't believe how fast time is going. She was so tiny! :)

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Time sure does go by fast it was only a few months ago my daughter started to crawl now she's trying to walk

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    1. Yeah, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact my first is turning 4 in January! Cherish every moment!

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  5. I love those moments, i had them with my mom. I'm not a mom yet, i'll be in 4 weeks and i hope to live the moment with my baby boy, maybe just a look he gives me while i'm nursing or carrying him or something we both experience together like seeing the ocean, as yourself. lovely post! thank you!

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    1. Congrats on being a mom-to-be! Such an exciting time, enjoy! :)

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  6. My little girl is just 6 weeks old, looking forward to these type of moments.

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  7. Such a beautful beach photo.. before my mother passed, I had 100's of pic of my & my little one.. now I have another little girl & I'm not in most of the photos, cuz I'm taking them now

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    1. Thank you for the reminder on just how thankful I should be that my mother is still here with us, sharing these moments and capturing them! It does put it in perspective!

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