A few days before I snapped this picture, a heavy blanket of snow had covered everything in our path, which temporarily delayed my baby girl’s new trick: walking. She and her brother had been at each other’s throats due to what I can only assume was cabin fever, so I was thrilled to have captured this
fleeting special moment. The sun was warm, the rainbow was colorful, and when the rest of the snow melted, we took our sideshow to the yard where the boy could run and Ella’s little feet were cushioned and protected.
If you look closely, there is actually a double rainbow in the shot; the second, faint arch is to the right. After last week, when the states of Maryland and Maine approved same-sex marriage, this picture took on a new meaning for me. I understand that this is a controversial topic, and I’m sure if I chatted up my priest about it, he would have lots to say. Still, I find it difficult to deny anyone the right to happiness and love, so I was pretty excited to see these states take a step in what I consider to be the right direction. Like the grass to Ella’s feet, Maryland and Maine have recognized that it is their duty to cushion and protect the rights of all its people.
Here’s to baby steps!
Great shot! I love capturing these moments between my kiddos!
Thank you!! This is one of my favorite pictures of them 🙂 Although, shortly after it was snapped I think the boy knocked the girl over and the Mom had to lock herself in the bathroom for some quiet time 😉
Ha ha! I call those “just breathe” moments. Like when we’re at the grocery store and they’re smothering each other and some elderly woman comments on how sweet they look…I’m holding my breath waiting for someone to start shrieking cuz they got their hair pulled or something. lol
This is a wonderful blog post and that picture says it all—even the dog snot—haha!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the great picture!
P.S. Just liked your page on Facebook!
Thank you! Thank you! I absolutely loved your post (well, your husband’s!) from Friday. Great laughs!!!!
island traveler says
The rainbow is a sign of a renewed hope so are the smile and laughter of our children. Beautiful!
Thank you!!!! 🙂
This is such a beautiful photo! You captured the sweetness of your kids AND the rainbow all in one shot–that’s awesome!
Thanks, Meredith! It’s definitely one of my favorites 🙂
Than is cute! Thanks for stopping by Savvy Suburban. Wanted to answer your question about exfoliators – Exfolikate by Kate Sommerville is excellent but pricey. Ole Henricksen Walnut scrub is about $24 & Korres pomegranate cleansing scrub is about $21, both at Sephora. You can also make your own by mixing baking soda or sugar with some olive, coconut or almond oil. Hope that helps!
Kelly, thank you for getting back to me! My cheap self will definitely try the homemade kind first–thanks!!!