Sunday, April 17, 2011

higher!

higher mommy higher! higher!
She noticed that it didn't matter how loud she yelled "higher", I'd give her maybe an extra inch. That apparently wasn't enough--she wanted to touch the sky! You could tell she felt so free on that swing. Probably the closest feeling to every child's dream of sprinkling pixie dust on their heads and flying to Neverland.
With each pendulous glide, I was pushing and encouraging--guiding and trusting that she would hold on. She knew I was right behind her if she ever lost her grip and fell back. I hope she knows that every step of her journey, I will be right here... giving her room to grow while trusting & encouraging her to fly.

Plus, I was one of the best on the swingset my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Zortman, had ever seen, so I can teach her how to touch the sky.
PS My blog was nominated over at Circle of Moms and I am so flattered... Wondered if you would take a second and vote for me by clicking this link and then clicking vote. I will make it up to you... somehow. ;) http://www.circleofmoms.com/blogger/dear-lizzy#_
Thanks!!

Photos by Collin

37 comments:

Nancy W said...

Sweet photos! I'm off to go vote :) hugs from Conroe, TX

Jazzy Jaz said...

I voted for you! Warm regards from Manila, Philippines :)

chou_ said...

voted ;-)
your photos are a pleasure to see. As always.

Chaucee said...

These photos are just too adorable : ) Love them.

sophie said...

hey! it seems like spring has sprung where you are!! you lust be happy! I love these photos!! and I voted for your blog! of course!!

marion said...

Hello lizzy,
it's Marion (Version scrap in paris),these photos are beautiful and Quincey is more beautiful every day.
I think Quincey has the headband that I made ​​it, is what he liked?
and Avery and lola? and you? I sent you an email, thank you again for all these images of sweetness and love, good day

Missusg said...

I can so see why you would be nominated and i definitely voted for you!!! Best of luck! Every little thing about you and your family radiates sweetness, love and kindness!!!

style'n said...

Hi there! I just discovered your blog from Circle of Moms. It's so nice to discover some new blogs! I am browsing through your work and your blog and love it all. And your daughter is gorgeous. My little one just turned 3. Good luck over at Circle of Moms!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lizzy!!! Congrats on your nomination! I became your biggest fan in Puerto Rico since I met you at the 1st Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event back in 2009! Love your blog so I just voted for you! Lots of luck! Many blessings for you, Collin and your beautiful girls!
Anelsie
anelsieramos@hotmail.com

Lara said...

Love reading your blog! Voted!

Summer said...

I just voted for you, and I sent a link to my friends and family so that they could vote as well. You inspire me daily. Thank you.

Tracy said...

Love this pics...I voted :)

Ann Marie said...

This little girl's face always makes me smile so much.

Heather said...

Of course, I'll vote for you! I've loved your blog for years now!

Great pics of your sweeties. Swings are the best :)

Eva Dewi Nora said...

Love the photos..the colors are so great..and your girls are so pretty and adorable! I casted my vote already :)

swell.life said...

love everything about this post! what a little sweetheart!

your blog is for sure my top pick!

carrie said...

you are an amazing mommy and such an inspiration to others...off to vote! ;) Have a great Monday!!

Renee Zwirek said...

Voted :)! Good Luck! Love this post...every post...LOVE YOU! Happy Monday! tee-hee

And U Jest said...

Would love to see some of these yummy photos lately..in a layout...

RiNNE said...

Voted. You deserve it! Good-luck! :)

Rosemary said...

My twinsies have that same sweater Lola has! She's so dang precious.

Brie Oshiro said...

You are such an adorable little family! Such a sweet momma too :)

I'm off to vote for you and thanks for the smiles. It's overcast and cold here today, so probably no swing for my little one :(

toots2u said...

i voted for you... your blog is a definite fave of mine!! Thanks for all of the inspiration you give!!

Melanie said...

So glad to have found you via the top 25 Moms on COM. Your photos from Paris are amazing...I am BEYOND jealous. Looks like a great trip! I look forward to following you.*Melanie*

Tracy said...

Great pics... love the angles. You got my vote! I was #540! Go YOU!!!

laurie said...

what great photos! those girls couldn't get any more beautiful! I love how kids are fearless and love to go higher...thanks for sharing, I voted for your blog, it's my fave!

Susan said...

Great post...love every sweet pic!
Blessings!

Stephanie said...

you got my vote :)

Katie said...

i love your blog so much! i just bought you book! you are so inspiring.

XO katie

Richardson said...

Voted first thing, didn't want to forget in my old age.

Hugs,
Vicki R
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Carolyn said...

Very sweet pictures! Those two little ladies are too darn cute!

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BA said...

sweet pics lizzy!!!
we met us at the version scrap, if you have 1 minute look here http://basblog-ba.blogspot.com/2011/04/la-mia-version-scrap.html
have a nice day
xoxo BA

liza said...

congrats on your nomination.. i'd just voted for you.. =)

Susana said...

Sweet works .... Sweet post.

Treesa said...

You are inspiring!! Just voted for you! Just wish I could look as cool as you after three kids hehe :)

kelsterjean said...

Congrats on being nominated! I'll vote for you. Love the outside pictures. Weather has been super cold and rainy in Chicago. I can't WAIT for nice weather to spend some time outside.

dgeraty22 said...

How'd you take all these shots? Was someone taking the photos while you're on the swing? In the last photo, is the camera on the sidewalk? I love these photos! They really turned out well:)