January 23, 2010

Feet Under the Table

I am joining Pam in her blog carnival featuring all the little every day things we will miss one day. The other day, Elisabeth dropped something on the floor at breakfast. When I bent down to pick it up, I saw this...

Don't you love the crumbs and trash on the floor? No, that is not what I am referring to. I mean all the feet under the table. And my family thought I was odd as I grabbed my camera and crawled under the table to take a picture. One day, I am going to miss all these feet under my table, or more importantly what they represent. Having my whole family together in one place for meal time three times a day. The laughter and shouting that goes along with it... and maybe even the crumbs, too.

Right after I took this photo, the kids and dear old Pa starting sword fighting with my rubber spatulas and wooden spoons. Yes, that is a common occurrence. That's when I realized that is something else I will miss one day... seven sets of feet pounding on the floor as they chase Pa down the hall for a wrestling match.

And 8 people giggling when they catch him.


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13 comments :

  1. Believe it or not, I drop by more than I comment. But wanted to tell you how cute this was ... especially since I can hear all of you gathered around the table. Adorable picture ...

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  2. Love this post...and even thought you have more way feet under your table, I am still gonna miss that too! And I love the sound of everyone giggling and wrestling! Enjoy your Saturday!

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  3. That is a perfect moment! What a great perspective...I love seeing all the feet too, that is so cute :) It will be hard when all those pitter patters are not heard and the giggling...i try to keep that in the back of my mind too when the kids aren't getting along! :) Such a sweet moment to cherish! Love it!

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  4. I particularly like that sweet "little" foot stuck out on the side that can't reach the floor yet. Sooooo precious!

    Blessings, andrea

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  5. What a fun dad! Cute picture of all those feet. For sure they will be missed...one set at a time. Ok, now I am really getting sad. *sigh*

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  6. You definately will miss those cute little feet. Now (thanks to blogging) you will have a picture to remind you. Looks like they are having so much fun with the spoons and spatulas!
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Lindsay
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  7. Thanks for drawing my attention to that. Don't know how I managed to miss that post.
    Lindsay
    x

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  8. Too cute and the pics are adorable. I'm so glad I'm following your blog though sometimes I don't comment as I read your posts via google reader.

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  9. I adore the feet picture! I am going to start taking pictures exactly like that!

    -Alisa Hope

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  10. Love it! We have spatula wars at our house too!

    And I hope Mr. Garbage Truck Man is having a terrific week!

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  11. I didn't see the way the foot picture came out...not bad ☺

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  12. I love the thought that went into this post. I love how stopped what you were doing and took a picture of what you would want to remember later in life. I love capturing moments! And you did! I know I will enjoy following you! Hope for a couple of more kids to add to our clan. At one it doesn't feel like we are done.

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