Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Stay at Home Mom Chronicles : When You're a 7 Year Old Boy

I'm realizing that my days around here seem to run together.
Ordinary moments unfold around me daily
and I need to stop and relish in them.
One day, my boys will be out living life
and I will miss these everyday experiences.

So, I am taking the time to document
the simple moments that pass between us.
I'm calling this little collection of memories...


I want to always remember Griffin
and the age of 7.
Honestly, it's been my favorite age so far.


There is so much growing
and new found independence
when you're a 7 year old boy.

Everything is an adventure....


Like how the backyard is
so easily transformed into a baseball stadium.

Watching the boys go to bat in the back
is like a right of passage.
I get choked up thinking
about the generations of fathers and sons
that have smacked baseballs together throughout time.


When you are a 7 year old boy
you can easily be a part of an
elite sword yielding samurai team
that stops the bad guys in two seconds flat.


Somehow, running down a hill
is a thrilling and serious adventure still.


Perhaps the most exciting part of
being that 7 year old boy
is that you learn how to read.

I love that he can often be found
laying around with a good book.
His mind is traveling to far away places
and I am so happy
to watch as he travels there in his imagination.


Yet still, nothing is as awesome
as a hug from daddy.

I treasure the fact
that he still loves hugs.


angel shrout said...

Your boys are adorable. I miss that age sometimes but I have hope, my 12 year old still loves hugs, giving them all the time

Linda D. said...

Your photos captured the innocence of childhood and the joy of parenting a 7 year old. You have an amazing journey ahead of you each year that those boys grow and change.

Tima said...

Well now I'm looking forward to 7 years. I love your pictures and look forward to reading more chronicles.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

So sweet. Love the sumurai shot.

Ducky said...

I feel that way about the journey at age 3. :) it goes soooo fast and I want to capture every moment and remember every expression both spoken and displayed. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed at the idea of knowing a moment had passed and a week down the road it will be replaced by another.

A Lil Story said...

Great pictures!! the imagination and adventures of little boys amazes me every day! :)

Sue said...

Your beautiful view of motherhood never fails to resonate with me.

And your boys are just delightful.


Caroline said...

I always cry when I come here!!! You always get me, girl. I'm glad to know 7 is such a great age! Your pictures are awesome!

Katherine said...

Just precious! What wonderful images of being 7. It truly is a wonderful age.