Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Five reasons to curse myself for forgetting my camera

1. We took our walk around the lake again today (well, I walked, kids rolled!). It rained this morning and the gorgeous big lily pads at the water's edge were covered in rain droplets that would have made for fabulous photos. They looked like semi-spherical crystals floating atop their vibrant green platforms.

2. I don't have a picture to show you of Miss E and her traveling companion Miss Minnie Mouse, all strapped in, enjoying their stroll.

3. A mama duck, and her two babies walked right up to us as I stopped to give the kids their water bottles. Two gorgeous little ducklings and I couldn't take a snap of them (I'm really bummed about that, but fear that mama duck might have taken a snap at me perhaps if I'd gone shoving my camera at them, but still).

4. I missed capturing the looks on the faces of passersby as I sashayed my way along, pushing the stroller and humming to the beat of Michael Buble's 'Save the last dance for me' (I defy anyone to listen to that and not want to go all Dancing with the Stars right there on the spot!).

5. Video might have been more appropriate for this, but I missed getting Baby J's reactions to the sounds he can so clearly hear, the birds and the cars, and turning to the source of each noise as it happened.

And why did I forget my camera? Because I took it out of my ready prepared diaper bag to take a shot of this:



Miss E thinking she's ready for the off and saying 'Let's rock and roll, Mommy!'. I did of course change her out of her nightdress and put some clothes and shoes on her, but the rest of the outfit and accessories stayed the same!

There are some days when I question my sanity in deciding to stay at home, then there are others, like today when I know there's no place I'd rather be.

10 comments:

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

I am forever forgetting my camera. Missing so many moments. I guess, I'll just have to be thankful I was able to stay home and see all these moments in person.

~JJ! said...

Not a moment was missed...you painted a beautiful picture with your words!!!!

Jen M. said...

I love Michael Buble!

Your walk sounds delightful!

Feener said...

love this post. and your daughter has a certain look to her that makes me thing of my oldest.

andi said...

That picture was worth missing the others. Priceless!

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

My Sunshine has similar fashion sense. We are forever having to talk her out of leaving the house in nightgowns and princess dress-up clothes.

slackermommy said...

That photo was worth it and now you have a written account of your day.

pinks & blues girls said...

I second what ~jj! said... you did a perfect job describing everything with your words!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Suburban Oblivion said...

How sweet!!!! She's a doll!

Self employed mum said...

My 7 yo has this fashion sense spends the who summer in bikini and wellie boots and then wants to wear 'clippy cloppy' sandals in the winter. Never question staying at home, these years are all too precious. x