Friday, February 21, 2014

Chubby Toes and Fast Fingers

Toes-Week Seven/Fifty-Two
"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014" 
Baby toes that curl and scrunch and squish. Baby toes that provide entertainment, and sometimes a quick snack. Baby toes that propel him forward, so quickly. Moving everywhere and growing so big. Chubby fingers that always find the naughtiest things to play with: iPod chargers, tiny toys left scattered by his older siblings, rolls and rolls of toilet paper. The trash.
Soon he will be walking. He may be the earliest walker I've had, yet. At only nine months old already so close. Honestly it is both a relief (because he's getting so heavy to lug around!) and sad at the same time; bittersweet I suppose. He's really becoming less like a baby, and more like a toddler. But for now, there are still the baby toes. And chubby fingers. And tiny things on the floor that he tries to eat (a stage which I welcome to pass quickly)!
As time passes, and my baby grows, and I submit my weekly pictures of the kids (which, really, will likely end up being just pictures of the baby!) I am reminded how mornings, afternoons, days...weeks get away from me. Sometimes it seems insurmountable to just get one good snapshot of my children. To freeze just one moment in time. A moment in time when there are not tears, or attitudes, or chaos. And while oftentimes I feel rushed and hurried to simply submit something...I am constantly reminding myself that a little something is better than nothing.

I am joining Jodi and her 52 Project at Practising Simplicity

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