Monday, March 17, 2008

Sand Berries

Isn't there something truly magical about a sleeping child?  

When my kiddos were little(r) Chase was puzzled about the "sleep" forming in the corners of his eyes.  I began to describe it with the story of the "Sand Man."  But I realized that the idea of a Sand Man coming into a toddlers' room at night may not be the best thing to think about upon falling asleep.  So I told him of the "Sand Fairy," a tiny fairy who brings sand to us while we sleep to help our eyes stay closed.  As the (revised) story goes, the Sand Fairy brings along this magical sand, but somehow the story got lost in translation.  Chase decided that the "sleep" in his eyes was actually called Sand Berries (from the Sand Fairy, of course).  To this day, I can correct him because it's too darn cute.

Here are some sweet memories of my sleeping angels.  Look close enough and you might even see the sand berries.








18 comments:

Misty said...

Oh.My.Gosh.

I almost cried looking at these photographs.... it's so painful, how they grow so quickly.....

Priceless.....

4 Little Men said...

Oh those pictures are SO CUTE! They are absolutely adorable! I am so anxious to meet our twins... already! I have so much time still. OY!

Sand berries... cute!

Britt

Amy said...

Oh my goodness - they are such sweet 'lil darlings!!!

Doesn't it make you want to travel back in time for a bit!

Thanks for the kind comments today!

Have a great night!

Amber M. said...

What a coupla cuties. I agree with Misty...they just grow too dang fast.

stephanie said...

Precious with a capital P!

I do love sleeping children (and not just in a selfish way); great pics.

Thanks for coming by my blog!
And yes, please, use the 6-word story - it's really not my idea to hold or release :) It is fun for students to mess around with.

LaskiGal said...

How absolutely beautiful . . .

I <3 these pics
I *heart* this pics

(I had no idea either until I saw a comment where someone finally explained it!)

lovin' the sand berries . . . adorable.

Lori said...

what a great story... and the pics are too cute!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I do love it when they fall asleep sitting up--why 14 year old still does it once in a while!

Trish said...

I am so proud that those cuties are my little grandberries. I love them when they are sleeping too, but they are even better when they are wide awake being the little creative angels that they are!

Lindsey said...

I love these pictures. How adorable. My personal favorite is the one of the twins asleep in the stroller. Too funny!

Kellan said...

I love all those beautiful sleeping pictures - how cute!!! Those would be adorable in a collection framed on a wall - how sweet. Your children are beautiful!

Take care and I'll see you soon. Kellan

Cheri said...

The Sand Berries come often and at will, don't they? I love the photo of Chase sleeping at the table, and of Tatum in her pink overstuffed chair.

Lovely, Jamie.

OHmommy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......

Seriously.


Awww.... those pictures are beautiful. I often forget to take pictures of them sleeping. Priceless. Beautiful. Awwww....

Karen said...

Those pics are ADORABLE!!! You've got the cutest kids.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've bookmarked you as well.

Kathryn said...

Nothing more precious than a sleeping child. Love the pictures. Absolutely gorgeous!
And I know I've told you this before, but your beagle looks just like my Lucy!!!!!

Happy Days said...

Those pictures are absolutely priceless! I love them! They are sooooooo sweet! I love watching my kiddos sleep! It is the best!

Angela said...

I do love sleeping children. There is something magical about it all. I can hear my sons bretheing in his bed room.

PS: I answered your question

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