Stephanie, it's so heartwarming. I feel the same way all the time. I have to remind myself that all these summer activities, although they are not my cup of tea, are for my my kids. They will cherish these memories for years to come. Great post! I love your pics too! You are a great photographer. You always seem to capture the moment.
i'm so glad your family had this time! looks like fun!
Loving your words this morning. And your sweeties are so adorable in those big life vests!!
Well said. One time I left a box of toys to donate on the floor when Evie started pulling them all out. I started getting frustrated, until my husband said "well babe, it IS a box of TOYS, and she IS just a kid." Ever since then I try to remind myself to just let her do what kids do if it's not really harming anyway. It's not always easy though. <3
It thrills me to see them having so much fun. Looks like you had a great day.
I love this: "These days are theirs as much as they are mine " I am going to out these words in my heart all week - at least !!! Beautiful!!!
Love the shot from above. :)
her chubby little leg kicking up like a rockette. oh, my heart. They're so cute, Steph. All of them, each with their own little personality shining through in your photos.have fun.
so true!thanks for sharing all these bits of wisdom with us here...seriously, i can always use these reminders!XO
i have been thinking the same thing a lot this summer. trying to find those moments to let go of my agenda and just let them be kids.
My kids adore the water. So simple, so fun. And free! ha!
squeallllllll! you just made my uterus hurt for a fourth!Nell
You are SUCH a great photographer. I can't get over it. So awesome!
Now this is a beautiful momma. A momma that sees the little things. The little things are the most wonderful. Fine baby hairs blowing in the wind~
love this post! so true, and something I needed to hear, thanks!
looks like so much fun
looks like a great time!
So, so sweet. Summer with kids is the best, isn't it?
What a wonderful post and reminder to us all! Thank you for sharing!
Lady, you are so good with the photos. Just saying.And the words, of course. I love this.
Oh! Looks like a wonderfully, fun day!
What great pictures!!! Oh and I just love the way that Ivy is kicking her little foot in the air - so cute. :)
I just love your blog, it is just so refreshing and beautiful. You do such a wonderful job!vanessa from inevergrewup.net
"These days are theirs as much as they are mine." Add this to your coffee table book of quotes. Love it! Good reminder.
I can so relate.this weekend we took the kids on an overnight adventure where, I admit I was probably too hard on them. I have a hard time figuring out where that fine line is between just being kids and being respectful to those around us.
Oh, Steph! Love that second photo of them all lined up on the dock! Such a perfect summer pic!
I loved all of your pictures... :)
I love this post - the title, the pictures, the golden words. Thank you for the lovely reminder to let kids be firstname.lastname@example.org
"These days are theirs as much as they are mine."Oh did I need that reminder. Thanks for the beauty in this post - pictures and words.
this is a lovely post. and your kids are all SO AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! xoxoxo.~emily
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