Summertime Pics

As I scroll through the dozens of photos I’ve taken of Sophia in just the last month, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with love and happiness. Sometimes I think back to the 72 hours it took to bring her into this world and I can barely even remember all the pain I went through because that finite amount of suffering seems so utterly insignificant in comparison to the infinite amount of joy and value she has brought into our lives.

So it’s no wonder why I take so many pictures of her. I can’t help but want to capture the so many great moments of her life. With mobile phone photography it’s easy to capture every waking (and non waking) moment of her life. I’m not sure if this is such a good thing. I hadn’t thought about how this may affect her until now. As she gets older, she may act differently when she knows the camera is there. This may make her self-aware which could be a bad thing because a lack of self awareness is what makes children so precious and innocent. This is something for me to think about. Do you take a lot of pictures of your children? What are your thoughts on this?

Anyway, as I glance over at my little toe headed daughter, her ink blue eyes catch mine and I can barely suppress a smile and think, I can’t imagine my life without her and I’m so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to capture so many great moments of her life that I will someday get to share with her.

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pillows1 We had a great time at Timmy’s First Birthday. She wasn’t happy with me trying to put a Birthday hat on her. Shelby and Lisa liked the hats!

summerpics1 This is down at the beach in Dana Point. Sophia loves the water and sand.

tahoe A visit from my friends Erin and Brian from Atlanta. Brian played football for the Falcons. He was so sweet with Sophia. It was  great to see them. We went over to our  friend Lisa’s house in Newport. We all went to high school together so it’s always fun getting together and catching up.

d4 Shopping at Fashion Island with my mom in Newport. Sophia loved the water fountain.

summerpics Having fun at the park in Mammoth

IMG_5579 We’re having so much fun this Summer! At the end of the day…we’re beat!

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Comments

  1. Great pictures! She sure is a cutie!! I am always snapping photos of my girls too 😉

  2. Bailey Rowan says:

    Love her! I haven’t had my Sophie fix for more than a week now! I’m having withdrawals!

  3. JaneEllen says:

    You just take photos all you want, you won’t have this time in Sophia’s life again, you’ll cherish those memories when she’s older. Just think how much more loved she’ll feel knowing you wanted to capture so much of her life.
    I have so many pics of all my kids (4)and when I look back at them it’s incredible to me to see them, makes me wish I could do it all again. Helps me remember how I felt at the time.
    One of greatest parts of being a parent is having those photos to capture your lives.
    Enjoy every day and happy rest of summer.

    • Thank you for such a nice and reassuring comment. I agree. I know I will love looking back at all the pictures and appreciate that I have them. I already do love looking back at the pictures from a year ago and you’re right it helps me remember how I felt at the time. Thank you again and happy rest of summer to you too.

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