We have been blessed with beautiful weather everyday this week. And to celebrate spring, we've spent a good portion of everyday outside, just where the kids and I love to be!
On Monday morning, Gabe & Cooper were at school and Gavin was taking a nap, which left just Chloe and I. I was busy sweeping the floor and doing laundry. So when Chloe found her umbrella in the closet and asked to go outside and play with it, I sent her out in the backyard while I finished up some chores. I went upstairs to put a load of laundry in, and when I came back down, I saw that Chloe had walked out to our field and was in her own little world. What's a mom to do but grab her camera of course!
I hung back, as I had with the boys the week before, as to capture some shots of Chloe just being Chloe. She reminds me so much of my childhood. I used to spend hours and hours playing by myself, being the only girl in my family in addition to being the youngest by several years.
I would get lost in my own little world, letting my imagination take me to far away places. And now, I am often reminded of those days by simply observing Chloe.
And again I think of my childhood while looking at these black & white photos that I chose to process with a vintage feel. This could have been me...with dark hair...and freckles. Okay, she actually looks a lot like her dad. But as I watch this girl, twirling with an umbrella in an Iowa field, I see glimpses of me.
Having the time of her life, as Chloe always does.
What a joy-filled soul she has, having been compared to the princess from the movie Enchanted on more than one occasion. Always singing and happy, Chloe radiates contentment. She truly is a constant reminder to always look on the bright side and thank the Lord in everything.
I love my boys, but I am also so very grateful that the Lord had the grace to give me just one girl. Life wouldn't be the same without her.
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