Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Relish moments; forget the hotdog ; )


Last summer, 
I thought our park days were numbered.


At age 10.5, Kaish seemed ready to say goodbye to the park.

 Of course, this sent me into pure panic mode!
How on earth did my baby get so big SO suddenly.
 Thankfully, when Casey and Riley moved into the neighborhood,
Kaishon's love for the park, adventure and all things imagination related returned.
Believe me, I sighed a huge sigh of relief. 
We have been visiting our local parks in our spare moments.
Relishing the fun.

Relishing childhood.

I don't know how many more spring and summers we will have of these adventures,
so I am trying to savor every one.
 Just like I savored the strawberry shortcake on Mother's Day.

37 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice..we love going to the park and glad that he sparked back into liking...now capture every one while you can...

Lori said...

You are wise to cherish these moments because you are right it can change in a moment. These are great captures my friend...we visit our parks often and I know as we walk to the park and back again that it won't be long and they won't be asking to go to the park anymore...since I have had the priveledge of experiencing these wonderful moments and then watching them pass by my first time around the parenting block, I know better this time around the block, to relish and savor each moment. Thanks for the smiles. XX

Farmgirl Paints said...

girl i hear ya. i've had those flashes of panic myself. my girls seem to just wander around a bit aimlessly at the park now. it freaks me out. can't we just press pause!??

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How sweet Becky. Relishing the fun... YES! :)

Grandma J said...

You can never ever outgrow the park. I still like going to the park. so does JJ.

Kelly @ MillerMix said...

Oh, lady. We are of like minds tonight.

Teachinfourth said...

I still love the park...I guess that's why I have one as my backyard. It's a place for the imagination to soar.

Kayce said...

I am relishing this coming summer with my son as I'm pretty sure next summer he will be working the entire summer away. I would love for him to get a job but secretly I'm looking forward to lazy mornings with him and road trips to check out colleges and not having to worry about the time. Enjoy your park days with your boy!

photowannabe said...

Love the plate you had your Mother's Day cake on...sweet!!
I hope Kaishon never looses his imagination and zest for life.
Becky, your pictures show life to the fullest. Absolutely love coming here and catching another glimpse of your life.

Gigi said...

You are right to capture and cherish these days. I can't even remember the last time my son wanted to go to the park.

Roger Owen Green said...

I STILL relish going to the park. It helps that Lydia does too, but I went there even before she was born.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Serline said...

Guess that's what these photos are best for,to let us re-live those precious times, when our little ones are not so little anymore...

Formerly known as Frau said...

It's just like the day my baby out grew Gymboree....! I hope you get a few more years of days in the park. Boys seem to old their imagination longer than girls...I lost mine to makeup and Gossip Girls way too early. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos with a creative furniture frames, I love.

Caseybumpinalong said...

You savor (and capture!) life's moments so well. That's some yummy looking shortcake, by the way. I'm drooling.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The photos are beautiful and they scream SUMMER fun....and hey, I don't even like relish. :)

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Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

I love that shot of the hair flying out from the bottom of the frame! have a great week,
M

Tina said...

Very nice pictures. :)

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Not to worry... there will still be park days in your future! Love the pics! So precious!

RR Mama said...

We love the park!! I know how you feel. I think my soon to be 11yr old is thinking he's to big for the park. I think they loose interest when they go to jr high and they no longer have recess. I hope you have longs days of park adventures ahead of you!

Tamar SB said...

Hopefully he'll cherish the park for years to come! I still love swinging on the swings in the playground by my apartment! Never too old!

Kimmy said...

WOW....you just got me thinking, with a pit in my stomach. I need to take my baby girl to the park more. I don't want to sit back and wonder where all those moments went cause I didn't want to hang out at the park when she wanted to go. See'll be 9 this year. I just hope she doesn't grow up too fast, even though it feels like if I blink, she'll probably be getting married cause time is flying by so fast. Oh boy, I hope I don't stress about this all day now..lol!

Thanks for waking me up though :o)

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

Oh I totally understand. My oldest (and at the time "only") grew out of playgrounds and parks around age 10. His Dad and I weren't ready to stop playing, but he was. Then we found out we were pregnant with our second and now that the youngest is three, the playground is a near-daily occurrence again! The best part, the oldest is nearly 14 yrs old now and he LOVES to come to the park to play with his younger brother.

I think he still loves playing but it isn't acceptable now that he is a teen, but his baby brother gives him the excuse to get out and run!

I am so glad you are getting another season at the playground!

Mindy

American in Bath said...

I think the season in our lives when we eschew the park is rather short. It comes in a bout of too big for that and is followed by a lifetime of enjoyment. I'm so glad to see a park thriving.

septembermom said...

I love taking the kids to the park. My daughter seems to bring out the playfulness in my older boys when she's there. It's nice to see.

Great pictures!!

hocam said...

Great photo story. We need to savour all our moments

Kay L. Davies said...

Relish every moment — a great message — really!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Susan said...

Oh how true...relish each and every moment. And just enjoy the "now"...

Sad it's always something in the future we antipate while all kinds of wonderful things are going on right around us!

Love the pictures Becky♥

Brigita T Alvarado Photography said...

capture and cherish as many moments as you can. thank you for visiting my blog and nice comment. wishing you the best. Hello from California

nursing scrubs said...

Thanks. I really needed to read something like this. A kind of blog entry that makes me want another baby :) And my youngest is only 9 months! It goes by too fast... Sigh.

Lovely pictures you've got. Savour each and every moment.

M said...

Great pics...and a message...you're never too old for the park...especially the swings...I love swings!!

Rachelle said...

when I glanced at the last photo I grimaces - - I really thought the plate design was food. Then I blinked and saw the empty evidence of your cake. It must've been yummy.

Love the series, as always. Random question: do you request permission to post photos of those whom you camera capture?

sophie...^5 said...

Funny, being outdoors in a park never left my physche.....so maybe, just maybe Kaish will keep that feeling within as well...having to take a puppy for a walk always means...park time or beach time!

Sarah said...

I love these. Gorgeous photos. How fun!

Sweet Tea said...

WOW! How "refreshing" it was to see all these beautiful photos! So glad you stopped by my Blog - it allowed me to find you. I'm gonna look thru some of your previous posts. You've got my attention. *smile

Please come again.

helenmac said...

I relish your wonderful photo essays!

HelenMac
ABC Wednesday Team