The Year of Us

  1. Kathy Sena says:

    What a wonderful post! My son is now 15 and a sophomore, and we had lots of days like this when he was that age. Treasure them! I love how you are taking so many photos. They will become more precious each year.

    • Anonymous says:

      I feel like I’m their memory right now, and I want them to be able to look at these photos (and my blog posts) and know everything that happened when they were small. 

  2. NancyB says:

    Great post — it is so much fun watching them grow up through your eyes. 

  3. Kimberly says:

    My little girl loves the Cheekwood train exhibit too.  Her favorite is the ladybug train though.  She especially loved watching it through the little window in the tunnel. 

  4. KrissyMom says:

    Aww, that’s really cute! I did the same thing with my boys (two years apart). It was usually some kind of trip. I used to call the extra special trips “Surprise Adventures”, where my sons had no idea where I was taking them. They sat in the car with such anticipation!  I loved seeing the look on their faces when we pulled into a fun park, farm, etc., which they loved.
    Enjoy these days!  🙂 

    • Anonymous says:

      Sometimes it’s hard to get both of us ready and get out the door, while there are dozens of little projects going undone at home- but afterward, I’m always glad we did it. 🙂 

  5. Jenna says:

    I love this. My dad used to take us individually on “Special Days”. We could choose a movie to see, a restaurant to eat at and pick out one toy from the store. For no reason at all. Such a great memory!


  6. Tricia says:

    Oh, so sweet.  My own FOUR year old turned FIVE on Sunday.  My last “baby.”  We made the most of age four too, one night in the summer when he decided it was his toy’s fourth birthday I threw together a quick party and made everyone come to the dining table with birthday hats and we sang Happy Birthday with candles and all.  It’s such a magical age and I’m so nostalgic that I’ll never have another four year old in my constant care.  

    I nearly pounced on a woman at Target last week when she was pushing her own four year old and he was telling her a long winded story and she wasn’t paying attention.  She has no idea how much she’ll miss this.I really love your writing lately!

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