When following the kids around and documenting our lives, I try to put the camera down and make sure I am experience it with them and not only through a lens. The kids like watching our vimeo channel. If you would like to see me turn into a sappy,weepy mess, just have me watch one of those videos. Jane will gush- "Oh Elliot you were so little and cute!" I think he is still so little and cute, but watching those videos the reality sets in, we have big kids! No more missing front teeth, strollers, saying basghetti instead of spaghetti.
I am excited to see the people they will one day become, but there are days I would like to just stop time and keep them little just for an extra day or two.
|Meijer Gardens 2007|
I think Elliot might understand how fleeting his childhood really is, he said today he would like to be a kid forever. I think he gets that life is pretty good when mom and dad take care of you. My job for the next 10 years will be to make sure he does in fact grow up, since mom and dad and the free ride won't last forever.
|Jane got this Build-a-Bear stuffed animal- named "Monkey" for her first birthday. It is well worn and loved. |
Nice photo bomb courtesy of Elliot.
I know one day I will look back at this time and think how little they look and how fast they went from our big kids to our young adults.
bike to church from outypants on Vimeo.