A Pottstown creekside session with 9 grandkids to surprise 1 grandma

July 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I first met Kim and her oldest son in the halls of our Chester Springs preschool, St. Matthew's.  My oldest son and hers shared their first preschool experience and we as their moms navigated the halls of St. Matt's and the experience of sending our first sons off to school.  It was a good year, a year of making new friends and learning how to let our boys go just a bit, as little as they were.  We each have three boys and though we didn't find our boys in the same class after that very first year, we run into each other from time to time.  I appreciate seeing her, knowing we started our kids off in the same place at the same time.  It's a small connection that I appreciate having in my collection of little experiences as a mom.  When Kim reached out to me to ask that I capture moments of her boys with their cousins as a surprise gift for her mom, I was humbled.  It was so awesome to see how much her sons had grown and to see how much of a connection the cousins all share.  There are nine kids in all that make up the ladder of cousins and their familiarity and comfort with one another was so evident and heartwarming to see.  Upon arriving and making my way to the backyard, I was enthralled by the colors- rich greens and browns, the running creek meandering through her property.  It was a child's dream made a reality.  I could picture so many hours spent playing in the creek and alongside the creek.  Three boys could not have a more magical space to call their own and to share with their cousins.  We spent most of the session alongside the flowing water, some in the water of course.  It was a whirlwind of a session and the kids were amazing!  I could easily have spent a couple of hours with them, splashing in the creek, running through the grass and exploring :)




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