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Life is full of beautiful, sweet moments. I’m guilty of often missing some of the sweet moments because I’m too busy, too focused, too something. My boys are still observant enough to catch them though, as evident by Jackson telling me that his favorite part of Sunday (a day that including swimming in a pool and watching fireworks) was “looking at the sun setting”.

My love of photography sometimes gets in the way of really enjoying the beautiful moments or scenes I do happen to notice. I become so focused on  trying to capture what I’m seeing (and sometimes that’s frustrating because there are times a picture just can’t fully capture something) that I forget to actually just sit and enjoy the view.

This morning, as I was cooling down from my run and finding that last bit of energy to do some weights and ab work, I looked out into the kitchen and saw the sweetest picture. Nick was holding Lily in one arm while doing dishes with the other. Sure, it’s always sweet to see a husband doing dishes but my focus was on how he looked holding our baby girl.

I had forgotten how “good” Nick looks with a baby in his arms. I sat there, staring at the two of them for several minutes. Lily would rest her head on Nick’s shoulder and occasionally Nick would lean his head down so it was almost resting on her head. Seriously – the sweetest moment!

As tempted as I was to sneak over and grab my camera, I stayed put. I was afraid Nick would see me go for the camera and I’d get a cross-eyed picture of him. Yep, in this circumstance picking up my camera would have ended the sweet moment he was sharing with his daughter, and honestly I was enjoying the view far too much to risk that.

I’m trying to become better at not obsessing so much over capturing the beautiful or sweet moment before me and just taking mental pictures to enjoy later. You know what moments are fair game though? Funny ones.

I find this week’s I Heart Faces challenge to be an impossible one. How am I supposed to pick just one favorite picture from May?! I checked my “May” folder of pictures of just my children and there are nearly 500 photos in it… plus there’s a whole separate folder for Laura’s wedding. Oy. Seriously. How do I pick?!

I finally decided to go with my favorite face photo from the last week. And even this shot is one of many favorites…

These are the suits the boys wore in my sister’s wedding earlier this month. I already found another triplet mom to buy them and before I cleaned them and shipped them off this weekend, I took some pictures of the boys all dressed up. (I was so busy on the wedding day I totally forgot to take pictures of my own children. *gasp*)

They’re little hams and the outtakes from this mini-shoot are hilarious (and will go up later this week). They’re hilarious boys and they’re all mine!

 

  • May 31, 2011 - 12:35 pm

    Neesie - They are SO cute – well done! I see a lot of laughs in your future…. :) ReplyCancel

    • May 31, 2011 - 1:28 pm

      Helen - Lots of laughs for sure, Neesie! Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    Linda - Funny! Love the shades, love everything about the photo!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Aunt Sue - Awesome picture! You’ve made a lot of people smile today! Give those adorable boys hugs for me (and their precious sister too!)ReplyCancel

    • May 31, 2011 - 1:28 pm

      Helen - I will, Aunt Sue! I’ll keep a hug for myself too ;) ReplyCancel

      • May 31, 2011 - 1:35 pm

        Aunt Sue - Absolutely! goes without saying!! :) ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Carrie Saindon - I absolutely LOVE this picture! It’s way too cute!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 3:09 pm

    Kara - omigosh – this is SO adorable :D reminds me of my brother & 2 cousins who are all around the same age – they are such hams too :D such a great photo !!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 3:40 pm

    Jessica - What a cute picture!! They are “so cool”!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Sam Tutton - So adorable!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    Edith - This is so cute! Great personality, great sass in this!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2011 - 6:45 pm

    pop pop - I love, love, love those boys. Everyone else too…. Can’t wait for August !!!ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2011 - 10:13 pm

    alice - how precious! what wonderful attitude! i admire you – raising triplets must be rewarding, but a lot of work – they are adorable! (and your little girl is a sweetheart,too!)ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2011 - 10:50 pm

    Alicenne - Studs!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Sarah - I do love this photo.ReplyCancel