We finally had some new family pics taken recently.
And I’ve LOVED looking through what our photographer was able to capture…but I have to admit, it’s sort of an out of body experience.
The task obviously is to capture this season of life: three kids 5 and under.
Which to capture these days, in a picture, is rather hard.
These days are still full of a lot of physical responsibility from me.
Please don’t hit your brother.
Get your shoes on.
Pretty please get your shoes on.
Okay, now I’ve lost my patience: GET YOUR SHOES ON!
And sometimes, it feels like I’m running an insane asylum and the inmates have taken over!
So it’s sort of funny to capture these sweet, tender moments where they are sitting still. And obeying. And being kind to one another.
Because this picture-perfect family in these photos doesn’t feel like my life. It doesn’t look like my day-to-day.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that these pictures will be exactly how my hindsight remembers these little years.
Messy, but oh so worth it.
That I’ll look back, and give anything to have just one more day with 5 year old Brecken…
And one more cuddle session with
moody tender 3 year old Brenner…
And of course all the kisses one can give to the caboose of the family, little 10 month old Brynley girl…
I’m not quite there yet in my perspective.
But I’ve talked to enough people ahead of me, that I am making mental notes to etch these moments on my heart. Because I’m going to want to recall them someday.
I just know it.
*All pictures taken by Kinsey Meredith Photography*