Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stealing Time

Phil, that little clock on your wrist is so pretty and shiny...


I just had to slip it off and take a better look

Do you think it would fit me?


NO!! You can't have it back, it's mine now!



Uh-oh! Does anyone know how to tell time and read this thing?




Well, since no one has come after me, I guess I have a new watch!! Hee hee!

They say that you can't steal time, but these pictures prove that you can. I snapped them a couple years ago when sweet Ella was two. She just turned four today, and the time has indeed flown since she swiped Phil's watch on that cold winter day. Of course she had stolen our hearts long before she stole the watch. That day is seeming very far away now, as this toddler has become a beautiful girl. My birthday wish for her is all the watches and all the time in the world.
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say "You are my God." My times are in your hands..."
Psalm 31:14




19 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Time waits for no one, as the saying goes and we cannot turn back time.. so whatever we want to do now, dont postpone..we might never find the time to do it later on.. :)
What cute captions you put on, Ginny!

DawnTreader said...

Lovely post, Ginny.

And I do sometimes wish it was as easy to get lost time back as to get a watch back from a 2-year-old...

eugene said...

Teach the child the way he should go so when he is old, we won't depart from it." Proverb 22: 6 ( i think so )

god bless and take care now

From the Kitchen said...

Time flies and they grow up so very fast. Happy birthday to sweet Ella! Four is a magical age.

Best,
Bonnie

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday Ella!

What a lovely post Ginny, she was and still is absolutely adorable. Four is a wonderful age, everything is still magical to them.

Ann said...

Hi Ginny,

Thanks for your interest in the Marae. I have added two photos in the post and have linked it to you as you have asked the question. Many new bloggers would probably be wondering too.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-zealand-waitangi-day-1.html

If you are interested about New Zealand culture, I have posted some photos of our Maori protocol. Please search for Waitangi Day.

Ann

grey like snuffie said...

What a cutie!

Lucy said...

Kids. Ya' gotta love them. Same thing with me if I give my grand-daughter my necklace to wear in church instead of her yanking it off my neck. Then she thinks it's keepsies for her. :)

Sandra said...

these photos totaly prove that quote that is in my header. photos are the pilot light of memories. i know these photos jogged a lot of fun times with sweet Ellas, she was beautiful then and still is. thanks for the trip back in time. you captured her perfectly. she is blessed to have you to care for her and you are blessed to be able to care for her and that blesses her parents and grandmother and aunt Sarah.

Mary said...

What a sweet child and what a lovely post. It is wonderful to be able to capture moments like this and be able to enjoy them years later. I hope she has a wonderful birthday. Blessings...Mary

Stephanie V said...

Sweet post. Isn't it great that we have such accessible photos? That two-year-old has slipped away but you can call her back whenever you want to.

Four is a lovely age...five is even better. Well, I just love kids of any age, really.

Beverly said...

All the time in the world...I pray it will be that way. It is so much fun to see Ella in days gone by. She is growing up so fast.

Kilauea Poetry said...

You know, that verse has come to me twice this week! What a joy and a cute post..I was going to say she suddenly looks so young!! Happy Birthday to her!! These moments are indeed captured in time and treasured! Thanks for the lovely reminder and note!

Nezzy said...

Little Ella not only steals time she steals hearts also....she is just precious. You are blessed girl!

Have a terrific day filled with many blessings!!!

Remington said...

Great memories! Beautiful little girl! I hope she had a very happy birthday!

S. Etole said...

A very happy birthday to that precious little girl ...

Stacey Dawn said...

Wow - what a cutie pie! Hope she had a very happy birthday!

ruthi said...

Awwwwwww... Ella was so cute then. I assume she is cuter now. Little girls like Ella are heart-stealer.

Great Quote too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Adorable pictures of Ella. Her face is telling the story.....

Hugs,
Betsy