Friday, March 23, 2012

busy as a bee {Souderton newborn Photography}

This week has been a whirlwind.
A pretty good whirlwind, but a whirlwind none the less.
Kaish wrote a poem for school.
It is so good and I wanted to share but I just dug around his back pack and can't find it anywhere.
I better not paraphrase. 
You will have to come back to read it, ok?
While I was in his back pack I noticed his notebook is falling apart.
Did I tell you that I have bought him 3 notebooks so far this year?
That is crazy right?

Kaish is still having a hard time with middle school.
I am hopeful things will be getting better soon though.
Gary has been working 7 days a week lately. 
He gets to work at 6 AM.
Can you even imagine?
He is a good hard worker.
I was just reading a post today by a photographer I really respect and he said that he doesn't think we should be telling our kids they are destined for greatness. 
I don't know how I feel about that.
I mean, I think you can be destined for greatness if you are an accountant, a cafeteria lady, or a package person.
You can be destined for greatness if you are a teacher or a biker or a table maker.
I sort of think every single person IS destined for greatness because there are so many great things in the world. 
If you have a good attitude every day and you love life, you are great.
In my opinion any way.
And we all know what that is worth, right?
A bag of beans.
Off to get my taxes done.
Happy Friday to you, you great thing you.

P.S. This post has 4 different newborns : ) Not just one. Everyone keeps saying the newborn is cute.
All 4 of these newborns were darling.
I am blessed to be able to photograph such beauty!


Gigi said...

What a beautiful baby! I can smell the "newness" from here.

Maybe that blogger meant that we need to remind our kids that while they are wonderful and great they (and we) have to work hard to achieve what we want to achieve. Good fortune and success doesn't just fall into your lap.

But yes, we can all achieve greatness by being good and kind people. And that is far more important than wealth and celebrity.

Debby said...

I can smell that newness as well. He is adorable.
I think it's okay to tell our kids that they can be what they want to and to set their dreams high. How else will they strive to do better.

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

I think as long as the thought of greatness doesn't equal things only like professional athletes, very famous people, etc. I think that if kids have a grounded sense of the word greatness (like what you talk about) then yes, we can all be doing something great...for God's glory, rather than our own exaltation. Does that make sense?
Precious pics. And I hope Kaish's final weeks of school are good ones. Really hope, and pray.

Ami said...

I have met many great people in my life. In pondering, I would have to say that I've met more people who are great than those who are not.

And that baby? Those photos brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful child and what promise there is in a newborn.

((Hugs)) to you and your Kaish, who is indeed destined for greatness. How could it be otherwise?

SarahinSC said...

I think each one of us has the potential to be the best us we can be and that's amazing! Why is K having a hard time in middle school? My C is starting next year after homeschooling this year and I'm very nervous about it.

Beautiful baby shots! So real and true to life!

Skeller said...

yeah, well, I think this baby is destined for greatness!!! ;-) super darling pictures - just make me want to scoop her (him?) up!!!

M said...

The definition of greatness varies...I feel I have achieved greatness not by the amount of my paycheck but when an adult walks up to me and says, "You were the best teacher I ever had," not that is untouchable :)

Great baby pics!
Hope middle school rocks soon!

Tracy P. said...

Gorgeous baby! Just yummy.

Right there with you on the notebooks. We have been through them. Also had to glue the giant math book back together. YIKES!

I agree, greatness depends on how you define it, but I am totally with you--there are zillions of ways to live out greatness.

Hope things settle down for Gary soon!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Totally agree with your thoughts on being destined for greatness. That baby is pure sweetness. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend becky.

Mari said...

They are all beautiful babies! The first two really look similar.
I'm so sorry Kaishon is still having a bad time. I've been praying and was wondering how he was. It'll get batter - and I hope that's soon!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

They are all beautiful. Again, gorgeous photos you. Sorry to hear that middle school has been rough. Middle school is rough in so many ways - it's new, there are hormones in the way, more than one teacher and they all have 100s of kids, not just 30. Thinking good thoughts for him, and you.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Sweet, sweet captures! I can just feel their soft little round heads.... That's the kind of newborn photography I love.

Formerly known as Frau said...

OH those sweet babies!! And my heart will forever ache for your baby I hope and pray each day is better for him. I agree Becky about the greatness....we have to be here for some reason but for greatness! Have a wonderful weekend!

TheHouseWifeRookie said...

I totally agree with you, Becky! And if any of our kids grow up to "do all things unto the Lord", how much greater can it get!? What sweet pictures of sweet babies that are destined for greatness. And I sure hope things turn around for Kaish! I think that's why middle school is only 3 years, because it's too dang hard!

Lisa said...

I love that you get to photograph these babies. They are so beautiful!!!

sigh...That is food for thought. What is this guys thinking??? mmmm I'm interested. I'm more on the line with you. I think we are destine for greatness. I think greatness comes in the little things. It maybe the child that brightens up a room just because they came in. Or a father that gives everything he has to his family. Like your Gary...greatness is in the eye of the beholder.

Kaish: Gee middle school is so hard! Even though I homeschool and have not been through that with my kids ~ I teach a confirmation class to 8th graders at our church. sigh...these kids have it tough. They are smart kids. They are GREAT kids :) Everyone of them has a story of why middle school is so, so hard! I'm sorry Kaish is having a hard time. He's such a great kid!!!

xoxo, lisa

kelly said...

They are all adorable. I want to sit and snuggle each and every one of them!

photowannabe said...

Oh the feel, smell and "fuzz" of a newborn. It makes my Grandma arms want to embrace each one of these precious babies.
Sorry things are still difficult for Kaishon. Its so hard for these man/boys who tend to march to their own drummer. I hope he can keep on marching and savoring the secure place he has in your and Gary's heart. A few more months and it's Junior High. He's an amazing young man. Tell him he has a "Grandma" on the West Coast that loves him to pieces.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your bag of beans is worth a LOT!
And I agree with you on the destined for greatness....who can define greatness? Only we can.
Hugs to you, Kaish and Gary.
Those newbornS are adorable.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I hope things improve with Kaish! School is so hard when you don't have good friends :(

Pam said...

The babies are all adorable, great photos! I hope things turn around for your son at school soon. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and isn't pinning great? I think the photographer was all wrong about greatness. Let the kids think they're destined for greatness, build up their confidence. Who knows what they can do then...

Amy Cappelli said...

I love your perspective on life. I think you are pretty Great!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I miss that soft-pinkness! Beautiful captures, my friend.

Cake Poppin' Mama said...

I've had the baby itch for a few weeks now...these pictures did not help. lol

Maddy said...

I so agree with your take on greatness! You don't need a fancy job, degree or make tons of money to achieve greatness! There's greatness in all we do. We can achieve greatness in our communities and even with those around us. Greatness to me is the impact you make on those around you :)