Sunflowers and small children are memories of summer.
As the summer winds to an end and the children go back to school,
I am trying to enjoy these last days of summer
at home with my little one while the big kids are gone.
The sunflowers remind me that summer is fleeting, like childhood, and while the house always needs to be cleaned, a three year old wants to jump with you on the trampoline for only so long, then she is gone off to older childhood.
So I try to take the time and remember to play with her, even if I'm not always in the mood.
Other things are really not as important as finding sticks to help her make a "campfire" and playing hide and go seek in the sunflowers.
I think I am feeling sad that my oldest is leaving for college soon.
This one above used to love to play for hours building fairy houses, and putting them down by the creek.
Her big sister used to make little notes and hide them in the little stick houses for her to find.
She had many little special spots around the yard where she played pretend games.
We planted all of these sunflowers as seeds in Spring.
Isn't it amazing how fast they grow?
Kind of like children...