As I blog, and take pictures and video special moments I often wonder what, if anything, will my children remember from their early years. How much will pictures and videos trigger a warm fuzzy memory that they hold on to?

I often write and shoot photos in hopes that I can bottle up all these memories and feelings and share them with my children some day years down the road when they actually want to listen.

Today, I want them to remember their sweet and tender goodbyes in the morning. Hallie waits by the stove clock completely ready to go and counts down until it’s time to walk out the door. She walks around and gives hugs to everyone. I walk her out and we stand on the sidewalk until she sees her friend across the street.

Hunter is right there, backpack in hand, ready to send her off. (Always reminding her that pretty soon he will be going to “pweschool”) Once Hallie sees her friend she carefully walks across the street and waves goodbye from across the way. Hunter, with all the love of a caring brother, shouts out, “I hope you have a good day at school Hallie, I love you.”

This morning as we walked back inside he looks up at me and says, “I really like her mom”. I do too buddy.