Friday, March 23, 2012

{my moment}

A moment captured from the week that captured my heart.
A Friday ritual inspired by Soulemama.

Thanks to my request for feedback on my blog from friends, I've been reminded that {my moment} is inspired by Soulemama, but I don't have to follow her rules. Her blog is sweet and simple and her life is inspirational on so many levels. Her "this moment" posts have no words and only one picture, always (and are always precious and perfect), but I've had some friends share that their favorite {my moment} posts are the ones where I broke the rules and told the story behind the picture. And I'm making the pictures bigger.

So, that's what I'm going to do. I often can't pick just one picture anyway, and really for you to know why my moment is truly exceptional, I've got to tell you about it!

So, here goes.

Little boys are magical creatures. They can be cooped up all day (or week) in the house because it's raining outside and turn into little monsters, bickering with each other and whiny about what's on TV or what's not on TV, what is or isn't in the fridge, and nothing (and I mean nothing) is good enough for them.

And then you get them outside. And they come alive. And their little personalities emerge once again.

This is my Alec. My Alec who holds my hand and kisses me non-stop. My Alec who can also get punched in the face and stand right back up and start wrestling. My Alec who loves his Handy Manny shirt where his head is Manny's. He wants to jump over anything. As he jumps over any crack, lump, bump, curb, rock, river (dribble), he says, "Awe MAN! That was AWESOME! Awe YEAH!" We explored Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness today, which provided for many of these opportunities. This is my favorite of them all.

Then Aidan. Sweet Aidan, who said goodbye to five this week, and is now the big six. And broke my heart when he did. Somehow six seems SO much bigger than five. Aidan who has a permanent outside voice and never stops talking. Aidan, who is, for lack of a better term, up my butt every minute of the day...comes alive outside. He can apparently run so much faster now that he's six. He kept racing up and down the paths ahead of Alec and me. "I just want to go fast but I can't because you guys keep getting left behind!" I told him to run past me so I could get a picture of how fast he was.

I think I captured it. And sadly, also how long his legs have gotten, and how tall and independent he's gotten, and how far he seems from my hand, while I'm holding Alec's.

*Sigh* They're getting big. And they're not stopping despite my best efforts at scolding them. Thank goodness for the moments!

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link in your comment.
Happy Weekend, Lovies!

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