Monday, July 13, 2009

Leaving your Mark!

We are home now and reflecting on our wonderful time at my folks cabin. I don't know what is better - the fresh air and sunshine - or my moms basically letting me veg while she prepares amazing meals and does my laundry. (OK - the later is much better - who am I kiddding?)

One thing my girls always do before we leave the cabin each year is "Leave their Mark"! My mom started this tradition the first year they built their addition. We ink up their hands and press their precious little - and now not so little - hands onto the garage walls.

It's not only hard to believe it has been eight years since they added on to their "getaway in the woods" - but I can't seem to wrap my brain around how big my girls hands are getting. The proof is right in front of me!

Look at those cute little prints at the bottom - compared to the huge hands at the top! Could my sweet little girls be growing up behind my back?

How do you leave your mark on the world?


bobi said...

You can't beat a SMILE but they do leave a mark on your face called a
WRINKLE. I still remember the wrinkles on my Grandmother's face and know they were made from pure love and caring. She certainly left her mark on my heart.
SMILE and the whole world SMILES with you.

noble pig said...

That is seriously the cutest idea ever! I love your Mom!

Controlling My Chaos said...

That just makes me want to cry. Why won't they stop growing?

JJ said...

That is really such a great idea! At my parents cabin in the stairwell to the basement people have been signing their names for years, its fun to look at now! I just try to be nice, that is my little mark on the world!
(ps, its me Aunt Spicy, but from a different account)