Monday, February 14, 2011

sharing the love with... brooke

You make me want to dance!
You make me want to dance! by barefoot momma photography

Love here isn’t your typical frilly, lovey dovey, giddy as a school girl type love, but there is definite evidence of love floating around here. You might not always see it between the daily, I mean hourly, refereed wrestling matches, the “no’s” and “quit it’s” floating through the house and the tears spurred by a claim of unfairness, but it’s there. It is there in the rare moments of stillness and their arms find a way around each other, I hear it in the tiny giggles and “I’ll help you’s” that float out of their rooms, I see it in the eyes of my youngest when he admires his big brother and in their concern for each other when one is hurt or crying. The moments might be short, but they are there, evidence that it’s not always punches and teasing, but love and admiration too!

When I first saw the image by three little cupcakes, it reminded me of these flashes of love that make their way into our home and after reading her sentiments about her own photo, I knew this was the photo for me. My photo was one of the “out takes” during my attempt to get a valentine photo of my boys together. Normally, they run from the camera or are too busy to sit still, but this day THEY wanted pictures and like three little cupcakes, “I love anything that involves my boys sitting nicely and not beating the crap out of each other.” Especially if it results in fun, laughter and capturing a moment that shows the love they have for each other, just look at my youngest admire his big brother! Being able to capture these moments makes a mom’s heart happy and far outweighs the frustrating hours spent refereeing little boys! Plus it’s evidence that they DO love each other when they have their first fight over a girl!

Thank you to muse Tammy for asking me to share the love in my life and thank you to muse April for sharing her day with me!

Wishing you lovely moments and a Happy Valentine's day!

Make sure to visit tomorrow. Christy will be sharing the love with her muse... Jen.

Brooke {Barefoot Momma} of Brooke Martin Photography and creator of Project 64: Out of the Box.

24 : 365
24 : 365 by three little cupcakes

19 comments:

maureen said...

Both photos are so sweet, and as the mother of three sons, I can relate. It still makes my heart swell with love when I see my now grown sons laugh and joke with each other. Lovely post, thanks so much for musing with us today.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Both are fabulous selections T!
Rinda

avellana said...

Oh I'm smiling ear to ear - thank you for sharing the love :) Beautiful, Hazel

jennifée said...

Oh, but this put a smile on my face :) Thank you!

Andrea~CrowNology~ said...

April said...

Brooke the photos are lovely and your words are perfect! I feel the same way with my two little ones. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Scrappy Grams said...

You are very wise at such a young age, Brooke. "Back in the day" I often was too exhausted to snap photos when "all was quiet" on the south-eastern front. What a moment to capture!

Ashley Sisk said...

This is such a great post - and such a happy post. Love it!

Traci said...

What a wonderful take on the heart made by book pages! Love this photo and seeing your work!

Anna said...

Thank you for the lovely post and photos! Makes me miss those cute little kid years.

Kirstin said...

Oh yes! What a lovely post! And such tender pictures.

Oliag said...

These photos tug at my heart! Lovely!

justine said...

these photos are absolutely gorgeous! wonderful wonderful shots!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous photos! I love this slightly bluer take on valentines.

Kat Sloma said...

Both of these are wonderful moments shared between siblings. How sweet!

Beth Crocker said...

These are so great! I love those moments.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Thank you for musing with us today! You are an inspiration. xo tam

blue elephant photography said...

awwww so stunning photos and looks like they will be growing up pretty fast! watch out!

Cat said...

I really love this Brooke! The last one is especially heart warming :)

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