"We're growing up too fast, let's go back to grade 2, when being bored at recess was our biggest problem."
Meet Petrina and Clive. They were not only my neighbors from across the street for many years, but are also two of the kindest people I know.
When I first met this lovely couple, my boys were still running around our backyard and sometimes, in the Barry's backyard! Now their own and beloved children, Victoria and Aidan, are running around while I photographed them! :) Although they don't live across the street anymore, they remain our closest friends. Last year I photographed their family; I am amazed to see how much both of these little people have grown in every way since just last year.
This reminds me of every parent's urgency to freeze the time spent with their children through photographs. Capture it all, just get in the photos! I'm talking from experience, because nowadays my own kids don't run around in parks like Victoria and Aidan anymore. Instead my sons run around the soccer fields of college and soon-to-be high school. Yes, recess has become but another memory to both my children. When other parents used to tell me "Enjoy your kids while they are young!", they really meant ENJOY THEM WHILE THEY ARE YOUNG. ;)
And so, I invite you to take a peek at how Petrina & Clive relished a day creating sweet memories with their precious Vic & Aidan while I recorded it for them.
"You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" ~ Kahlil Gibran
Hug your kids and hug them tight. And --
HERE'S TO THE KIDS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GROWING UP TOO FAST!!!