Monday, June 27, 2011

Backyard Fun

Brigid and I spent twenty minutes this morning, running barefoot up and down the (very small) hill in our backyard with the dogs, while Brigid giggled  like a loon the entire time. She absolutely loves running around in the grass, and she really, really loves when Riley is doing the running with her. She'd grab onto Riley's neck, and hang on for dear life, as Riley drug her around the yard. It kind of scared me at first, but they were having so much fun, I didn't really want to stop them, and nobody ended up hurt, so I guess it's all ok.

I thought about taking a picture to document the fun, or a video to preserve the toddler giggles, but I didn't. I didn't want to, this time. I just wanted to enjoy the fun and the giggles while they were happening.

Sometimes, I get so caught up in documenting the toddler moments for the future that I forget to enjoy the toddler moments in the present. Today, I didn't do that.

And I'm pretty sure I won't be forgetting them anytime soon, photographic evidence or not.


  1. Good for you. I tend to be like that, where I'm so focused on documenting that I don't experience. We should all do more experiencing!

  2. Sometimes it's hard to put down the camera and just...absorb. But it's nice when it does happen!


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