This week was filled with fun with friends, the start of spring, and a haircut that made me cry. Let me explain….

Our dearest family friends visited us in Sydney on the weekend. Their daughter was playing a game at half-time during one of the professional football matches. This is a great way for the kids to play in a big arena, and enjoy a once in a life-time experience. So we all went to cheer her on. It was a first for me, as I don’t follow this game…so I understood very little of what was happening on the field. It was cold, and raining, and I will honest to say that I struggled to enjoy these conditions. But when we saw her run on to the field, and then the huge smile that lit her face when she finished…well it was so worth it.

We celebrated the start of spring. Yippee! Flowers are starting to blossom, the days are a little warmer, and the afternoons are a little longer. I am ready for this season change, and I know I shouldn’t complain. In Sydney, the winter weather is mild compared to other cities. We don’t suffer through snow, or blizzards, and mostly we just need a thick jumper to keep us warm. But I love all of the four seasons, and I am ready to celebrate the arrival of spring.

And then my son went to the hairdressers with my husband. A simple task in an ordinary day. When they arrived back home, he waited at the door. He stood with his hands in his pockets (backlit for my photographer friends), looking like a million dollars in new clothes, and sporting a much shorter haircut. I burst into tears. It was not the reaction he was expecting…or me for that matter. But he is knocking on the door of the teenage years, and has grown and changed in the last few months. Just seeing him looking so grown up was too much for me. I blamed the tears on the onion I was cutting up for dinner, but the reality is that even though I capture my children every day, these changes can knock us over when we least expect it.

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September 9, 2014
Beautiful images and words.
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Lori
September 9, 2014
Wonderful week! Love the pops of red. And that haircut story (and image)....so emotional! The days of them being little are just so fleeting!
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September 10, 2014
Oh goodness what a beautiful week and I loved your words about your son. It's so true. We see them everyday and then all of a sudden in one instant they look so grown up and have moved from one stage to another!
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September 10, 2014
Aww! You made me tear up. It's crazy how a simple haircut can make our little ones seem so much older. Great images once again!
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September 10, 2014
what a gorgeous week, as usual. your use of color is absolutely breath-taking. <3 i can so relate to the changes knocking us down sometimes, out of nowhere. it happens. <3
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September 10, 2014
This such a beautiful week you've captured!
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September 10, 2014
Oh Cindy - your week is beautiful as always, but your story about your son made me teary <3
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September 10, 2014
Cindy! what a week for you - loved every one so much! I loved your story about your son. I feel that way about mine too.......he is changing so much every single day......I love the "tween" in him but it's just crazy that the little boy side of him is leaving.......(cue tears.....). Amazing job :)
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September 10, 2014
Yep, I always cry at haircuts too. Beautiful photos!
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September 10, 2014
Love your week! I know there is coming a day soon when I will feel the same way about my son. It's coming up quick. :(
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ericaephotography
September 11, 2014
Beautiful week, Cindy! Reading about you tearing up over your son's haircut, made me tear up! Time goes too fast!
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