So, being inspired thusly, I have decided to do just that ~ treasure my ordinary days, and soak up the time I have with my children. I received a new camera for Christmas from my husband, and have set out to use it this week with the phrase, "Ordinary Days" in mind.
One of thousands of diaper changes that have taken place here. This one is typical in its communication, tenderness and joy. I have never, ever taken a picture of a diaper change before, but these are some of the most tender and intimate moments between baby and either parent or sibling.
Melanie eating spaghetti for the first time. She was watching her dad talk to her sisters, in the photo below.
Typical animated discussion. Sadly, the boys had already finished dinner and weren't in any of these photos. I will remedy that today and tomorrow.
Typical teenage reaction to "let me take your picture".
And here is Melanie playing with the doll house again. This time you can see the inside. And as usual, I have dressed her up like a little dolly and think she is the cutest little 11 month old on the planet.
This is my 5 year old helping Melanie down the hallway.
My seven year old, just hanging around, being cute.
So, I will be carrying my camera with me more, and documenting my ordinary days while I still have them. My eldest enrolled for his senior year yesterday, so I see the writing on the wall, these days are short. Tomorrow, I will make certain to get pictures of the rest of the boys.