Friday, January 07, 2011

the little things, they aren't little


I'm so often the centre of what happens in our family, I was delighted to sit back and just watch it all for a change.

In the middle of our Work Do held up north last week (organised, not attended), we had a quick escape. Just an hour. Just the four of us. No phones, no friends. I was bombed, starting to feel sick and run down. Our little lads were full of energy and needed to see some sea water. And besides, we promised.

So I sat and enjoyed the men in my life. It was awesome just to watch them run up and down the shore, giggle, laugh, splash in the water, learn to skip stones. Even climb a tree.

Of course, we did need to stop as work called us back. Grudgingly, we returned.

But it was like a stolen moment in time. These are the moments I treasure the most.


This post was rewound on 13 August 2011.
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16 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! And yes. Stolen moments are precious. I had so many stolen moments when my kids were really little that I decided to claim them back and stop the thieves.

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  2. "I'm so often the centre of what happens in our family, I was delighted to sit back and just watch it all for a change"... wise, wise words. x

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  3. Looks like a lovely spot. Good for you. I feel like I am always the organiser and the instigator too. It is such a pleasure to kick back and watch the kids and their Dad spend some quality time. Priceless memory :)

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  4. I have tears just thinking and imagine being Lori right now :-( Poor love. You photo's and post was lovely xx (ps i will get to the stylish blogger award too!)

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  5. Ps just saw i am on your blog roll THANKS!! I am adding your buttton to my blog as per what I said in this post http://theclipcafeblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-new-photo-blog.html

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  6. Isn't that the truth. The small delights are the ones that leave the lasting memories. I love your photos, did you get any tree climbing ones!? I bet your heart was in your throat:) And there's NOTHING better in the world than listening to children laugh and play. xx

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  7. Beautiful indeed.

    {visiting from the rewind}

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  8. Looks gorgeous. Playing around on the shore is very cathartic, isn't it? One of my favourite memories of my childhood.

    Visiting from the Rewind

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  9. I love that, about being the centre of our family - I am too but never thought of it that way.. Your photos remind me of my boys - the little ones and the big one xx

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  10. Love it. It's amazing what the view is like Left of Centre.

    Visiting from the Rewind.

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  11. I love those moments where you can stop for a second and the whirl of family life carries on around you. Lovely post, thanks.

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  12. Such a great post! Thanks for the re-read via the Weekend Rewind. Great to see you joining in! x

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  13. What a moment to treasure. The beach is the best playground in the world, particularly for boys who are full of beans.
    Beautiful. x

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  14. I love looking in from outside on my family, it is a beautiful thing isn't it. x

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Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx