April 23, 2009


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There are many joys when it comes to being a parent but I have to say that one of the greatest (on a very long list) is experiencing all of the "firsts" through my child's eyes.

I have been on a swing a million times. Sure it is fun. As long as it doesn't go too high. Yes, it makes me smile. Sometimes even giggle.

But it is not that exciting for me anymore. In the almost 34 years I have been around, the activity known as swinging is...well.....nothing exciting.

Unless, I am watching my kids.

Then it is an event.

I smile.

I giggle.

I talk in a very high-pitched -excited- mommy- voice. I say words like "Weeeeeeeeee" and "Wooooooooooooo" and tell her "I'm gonna get your feet" more often than any human should.

I laugh.

I take approximately 89 pictures. Of the same thing. Just in case her expression changes for a split second.

I also etch this moment in my brain.

Because this is the last child of mine that will go on a swing for the first time.

I am not sure who enjoyed it more.

Princess or Mommy.

Cheaper Than Therapy

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Martha (FL) said...

Great smile. My daughter loved to swing when she was little. I loved to hear her squeal as she would go higher and higher

Kim said...

Awww, precious!


Colleen said...

looks like so much fun...cute!

Kelly said...

It looks like she really loves it!

Bree Shaw said...

ahhh, what a cutie! and i am the same way you are about taking 89 pictures of the same thing, just in case:)

Jennifer said...

That smile is contagious. I can hear the squeals from here.

Anissa said...

I love to take my little one swing. Great shots -- she is to cute. I to take alot of pictures of the same thing. LOL TFS

I am Harriet said...

Very precious.

Heatherlyn said...

I'm with you. Not a big swing fan. But when my little kids took their first swing rides, and second, and so forth, I whipped out the camera. Thank goodness for digital!

MommaD said...

Love the pink hat! And the toothy grin!

Miko's Girl said...

You are so right - we do experience the world another time through our children's experiences. Savor the moments!

The Mom Jen said...

Sweet post, sweeter shots!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwwwww! So precious!!

Happy ATWT! :)

NateAndJakesMom said...

What a wonderful post - You really summed it up there. I felt a tug at my heart.