Monday, September 12, 2011

Magic Moments…



Shell at Things I Can't Say is hosting another fun meme where she's asking her readers to share some of their magic moments caught on film.

Here are a few of the magic moments that we captured to be treasured for a lifetime....

The first beginning moments of motherhood.  Tim took this picture of me smiling at my firstborn, Cole, who was immediately whisked away to the NICU after it was taken.  

I didn't see Cole for the next 24 hours so this picture was priceless to me, as I was able to view it often while I counted down the hours until I could be reunited with him.

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Our very first family portrait.  It wasn't professionally taken, obviously.  But one of the nurses in the NICU happened to walk by us as we were marveling over our precious babies.

She quickly grabbed our camera and said, "Your first family picture...this is definitely something you want to remember!"

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Garrett and Landon's first Halloween.  I just love this picture...still makes me laugh so hard to the point where I cry.

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Totally love this picture of all 4 of my babies.  It was so rare to get a good picture of all of them together so this was a classic for sure.

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This pic of Garrett and Landon sitting in the front of the television watching a Baby Einstein DVD always makes me smile.

They just look so incredibly tiny in this huge room.  There were a million toys to play with but the minute one of the Einstein DVD's would come on, it captivated every ounce of their attention and they'd sit there for the entire video, right next to one another.

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This was our first Christmas as a family of 6.  It's not the happiest picture of all the kids that my friend Bonnie took that day but it's the one that captured all the right emotions of that moment...2 kids completely wiped out and grumpy, 1 kid totally slap-happy and giggly and another child who was bordering a major tantrum.

Merry Freakin' Christmas.

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31 comments:

Samantha said...

Love all of those pictures :) Makes me smile!

Kim said...

I love that pic of the twins on the floor watching Little Einstein. I have one like that of my girls, only they're watching their dad put together the Christmas tree. It's so cute, because they're just so TINY sitting upright in the middle of the floor like that!

Jenny said...

They are definitely all magical pictures and moments for sure! The last picture is just priceless...

Eva Gallant said...

Wonderful photos that you will treasure forever! thanks for sharing them with us!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Precious! Gosh, that pic of the older twins holding the babies -- SO CUTE.

Galit Breen said...

What gorgeous photos that so capture your story! Love this!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh--you have the most adorable kids!! I love the last one--it shows motherhood. Ha! I cant imagine 4 kids in two years--what a brave woman you are!

Jenny said...

These are great pics! What cute babies!

Shell said...

Oh, how that last one made me LAUGH!!!

thanks for joining in!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I can't get over how awesome you look in the first pic with Cole! Such joy!!

Emmy said...

Oh that first picture is pricless! I didn't get to see Ryder that closely before they took him to the NICU- they just ki d of showed me him in the air as they carries him to the window that led right to the NICU

Missy said...

Love all of them! That one in front of the TV is hil-arious!

Twins Squared said...

Those are all GREAT pictures! The TV picture is my favorite - I want to just squeeze them they look so cute! Thanks for sharing - these pictures all put a big smile on my face!

Mercy D'souza said...

Hurray for Baby Einstein. My kids have always loved it and I have to now convince my 3 year old that he really needs to move on to big boy videos. Ha.
And the one of the 4 of them together - priceless.

Kristen said...

Girlfriend - I love your pictures!!! Love them. SO real. I still can't look at newborn pictures of any of my kids. All 3 experiences too painful - so I LOVE looking at yours. <3

Jen said...

I LOVE these pictures. Such great moments.

KSK said...

Fantastic memories!! I love the 1st one and the story. (Even though that's really sad!!)
And the last one is so funny! :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love those little muffins! They are all so adorable! Are you missing them while they are in school?

Working Mommy said...

I love the shot of all 4 of them together on the couch - and the one in front of the TV...such great shots!!

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Barbara said...

What gorgeous pictures, the Christmas one is my favorite! Can you believe that even though we were in the hospital for 2 weeks when my son was born we do not have a single picture of the 3 of us!

Kimberly said...

Ha! I love the photo of them in front of the video game...too cute

Lisa said...

Awesome pictures Helene. I hope I remember to do this on Thursday. :)

Elaine A. said...

These are all great! I love that ones of the tiny babies in front of the tv too! HA!

And of course your first family picture, such a sweet moment captured, for sure.

Heather said...

Love the pix! It's amazing how much the kids have grown over the years.

Karen Peterson said...

I love seeing pictures of your kids. Almost as good as the real thing. :-)

Jenna said...

Love the pictures, and you guys are all beautiful, and that picture of you after cole was born, brought tears to my eyes.

Holly said...

Very fun! Ah, memories.... You look beautiful in both pictures! And your teeth are perfect!

Natalie said...

Sigh...LOVE the pic of the twins watching TV -- brings back memories! ;)

Tarah said...

Oh my gosh, the one of the two watching the TV is a total heart melter. They're growing up so fast.

Adrienne said...

Your blog is so pretty! Those are some fabulous magic moments! Beautiful! :)

Carolyn said...

Those were great photos and the first family photo is priceless. Aren't you glad the nurse took it. :) I have a couple that they took for us and I love them!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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