Tuscarawas County Photographer | Finding Me: Project 52 Week 31 | CHILDHOOD
the state of being a child.“the idealized world of childhood”
This week’s theme is childhood. Since we’re in the last few weeks of Summer this has been on my mind a lot. I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible with the kids, letting them just be. We’ve highly enjoyed every sun-soaked minute of it. 🙂 I recommend you do the same for as long as your kids will allow you.
I came across this article a few days ago (Facebook readers I apologize because I’ve actually already shared this there) and as I sat there that morning with my morning coffee scrolling FB and random articles while the girls giggled in the other room with their cousin and Liam still sleeps, I cried… the big fat ugly tears too. This is so well written and real. All too real. This is a big reason why I’ve been almost non-existent and pulled back from my business for the past few weeks (no worries – I am still working, but much more behind the scenes). Our oldest is 11 and I feel like she’s already growing up way too fast. She’s starting middle school this year. The silly child-like giggles are less. She’s more serious. She asks real hard life questions that I struggle to find the right answer to. And I hope I do because God knows we want her to come to us for answers and not anyone else in her school/circle. Izzy is now 8 and seems to be all too quickly following in her big sister’s footsteps. She’s so excited to have the elementary school “all to herself” for the next 2 years until her little brother joins her there for 1 year before she herself heads on to middle school. And Liam. He’s starting preschool this year. He’s still my baby, but not for long. I can feel him pulling away. Becoming more independent. And it hurts. So much. So for now, I will snuggle when asked. I will read bedtime stories as long as they’ll let me (I turned 1 down last night and regretted it the instant her sad little face turned away). I will answer their questions. I will teach them whatever they will let me. I will play and imagine and dream with them. Because it’s true. Letting go starts so early.
I thought I had time.
Now onto PICTURES! 🙂 That’s what you come here for right? This week I planned on using silhouette photos simply because it seemed like a fun daytime thing to do! My kids were troopers while they had to hike up a very steep hill in wildly tall weeds and plants (some with thorns… and apparently some poison ivy thrown in for good measure… OOPS!) on a 90+ degree sunny day. I didn’t hear a single complaint. And when we reached the top they got to jump off a step-stool that I carried up with me. It was so fun! We also went out to Tappan Lake to explore and relax a few days ago and I grabbed my big girl camera so I thought I would go ahead and include just a few of those images. And of course some iPhone shots thrown in at the end because the best camera is the one you have with you. 🙂
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Next in line for our blog circle is Stacy Espinoza Photography. There is actually only 2 of us this week so please continue the circle and click her link to see what she photographed this week and comment on her post too. Thank you!
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