Monday, July 8, 2013

Enjoying the Moment

(I have no pictures, but caught a video of Mister Charlie singing on of his favorites)

I am all for capturing moments...that's why I started this blog in the first place.  But this past week, I just sorta "enjoyed" the moment over capturing it.  

Our town has a huge celebration on July 3rd, so after coming home from a friends' cookout, we let both boys stay up late, late, late to watch the fireworks.  And so awesome that we could see the fireworks perfectly from our back yard.

While we were watching the fireworks...Walker on my lap and Charlie on Noel's...it was one of those moments that I never want to forget.  The boys were in love with the fireworks, and sat perfectly still in our laps for over 20 minutes just taking it in.  Noel and I looked at each other and just smiled...so grateful for these boys of ours and for that sweet moment.  For a minute I wanted to jump up and grab my camera to take a picture, but decided to keep still and just enjoy it. 

I hope you had a fantastic holiday last week!
Linking up with Molly.

30 comments :

Annie said...

Charlie is the CUTEST! Loved his song :) And that sounds like the perfect little family moment you all had while watching the fireworks!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable video. I loved looking through your blog. Great job!
Sofia

Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

What a cutie! That sounds like a perfect Fourth of July :)

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness!! My heart just melted into a hundred pieces hearing him sing. So so sweet that he knows every single word :)

I was actually just talking to Wesley that we hardly ever take pictures... There had got to be a "happy medium" between the too right...enjoying the moment, but also remembering to record some too!

lori said...

This is so sweet! I love Charlie's song... And completely agree that sometimes you should just live in the moment and enjoy it... And now that you have your blog to look back on and read, you won't ever have to forget the visual picture :)

Kayla Peveler said...

I had quite a few moments like that this weekend...(although I still took WAY more pictures than I needed) its so nice to just enjoy these moments we have.

Love you ma'am!

TheTinyHeart said...

Sometimes it's nicer to just take a mental picture and take it all in :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Rachel said...

He's adorable!

Jordyn Sifferman said...

Sometimes you just have to savor the moment rather than capture it, it's a tough balance. It sounds like you had such a happy wonderful weekend!
xxoo,
Jordyn

Helene in Between said...

totally agree! sometimes you need to not think about how things will look after the fact, but live in the now. love it!

Caroline said...

I always have such an internal struggle on whether I should just sit still and enjoy the moment, or capture it and get to re-live it over and over again! It usually goes about 50-50 - happy that you had a great celebration with the fam!

Jennie said...

Love sweet moments like that! Sometimes its best to be in the moment and enjoy this time. Glad you had a good weekend !

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

He is so unbelievably precious and I am so glad blogging allows you to capture moments like this!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Susannah said...

That does sound like a precious moment. Sometimes it is so much better to savor the moment than to capture it!

Talisha Reupena said...

That was exactly what I did this weekend! It was amazing! Glad you enjoyed your 4th!!

smk053078 said...

Melt my heart!!! This is just precious!!! I want to give him a cyber high five!! You are one lucky lady! Glad you guys got to embrace that "moment" together during the fireworks...priceless moments!

Catherine Bailey said...

That is totally precious!! What a sweet little man. And I agree with you about not taking a picture--sometimes it's better to just savor the moment!

Megan said...

Such a great post! I love pictures, but I often think that I miss some moments because I'm too busy trying to take pictures of the moment. On the other hand, I love having those pictures to look back on and relive the moment.

Emily said...

so true about the pictures! the best moments are the ones that maybe don't need the pictures :) p.s.-- does charlie want to start doing a weekly singing video on the blog? because that made my day! precious.

Head to Toe Chic said...

I didn't take any pictures this weekend either, I just soaked in all the fun and good memories!

xo,
Angela

Katie said...

what a sweet moment. it's nice that you have it written down so you'll remember - a good reason to blog :)

B said...

aw so sweet. i can just feel your joy when i read this. so happy for you :)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

i definitely tend to enjoy moments instead of capturing, im normally too into the moment to realize it.
then later i go home and think, dang it, i wish i had my camera.

K

Care said...

This is heart warming. I loved hearing his little voice sing such sweet words!!
Keep up enjoying the moments- those are all that matter!

Dawnelle Sarlo said...

Oh my goodness!! He's following along... haha Love it! I must tell you too that as soon as I started playing the video my two kids came running over to watch. They both watched very intently... my two year old boy grinning the entire time. It was rather adorable how drawn to it he was haha

beckyj @ A Lazy Crazy Life said...

I get caught up in that battle all the time. At the fireworks this year, I went to the other side of the car with my camera to get a better angle, and ended up missing some of the initial joy my daughter expressed in seeing her first ever fireworks show. My husband gave me a much-needed reality check to come back to them and enjoy it as a family.

I do love that I have pictures of these moments to look back on later to remember (for both me and the kids), but there's nothing quite like experiencing it in the moment. It's a delicate balance.

Jennifer Durham said...

Adorable! Just so sweet!

Emmy said...

So fun they both like the fireworks so much. Those little moments I too often want to document but sometimes it is best just to enjoy them and be there

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my gracious, Charlie is precious!

rooth said...

Your boys are so well behaved. I've heard horror stories about kids and fireworks and being scared of loud noises or not being able to stay up that late to watch them

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