Ever since Todd and I started having children I've been taking family Packer pictures. Once we had a couple of kids Todd and I removed ourselves and now the pic is just the kids in their Packer gear, usually taken on the day of the first game of the season. Typically I blow the picture up and frame it in our living room. Looking back at all of the pictures just amazes me at how quickly life changes.
This year as I took the Packer pictures I couldn't help but look back at the past couple of years and compare how much my kiddos have changed and grown.
Kinda of crazy to see what a few years can do. And it makes me wistful. And melancholy. Oh, the days are so long but the years are so short.
In my quest to get a great Packer picture I decided to venture away from the typical "couch" photo of the last few years (seems I've always had a baby so it was difficult to do anything else) and take the kiddos down the road to the lake for a few shots. The weather was warm and windy and the waves were huge and beautiful.
This one is by far my favorite shot. I think it is my new kiddo Packer shot.
This one really makes me smile. I'll have to figure out some way to use it.
I love this shot because you can really see each individual personality come shining through. Love.
This one actually kind of chokes me up a bit.
This one makes me proud. Gracie is trying so hard to follow my directions and she did such a great job. And my boys were being so patient with me. Just made me proud of them.
And this one is just cute.
It is amazing what can happen in just one year. Or two. The changes. The growing. It is a reminder to me, to let the little things pass. To grasp what I can while I have it. Enjoy it. Relax a little. It goes quickly.
(I'll have you know that the kids were all rewarded, handsomely, with playing at the lake and a trip to a nearby park. Our little photo shoot didn't take very long because my kiddos know me well enough now to understand the the quicker they cooperate the sooner it will all be over and they can play. They are so smart.)