because the moments are fleeting

I had the video camera out yesterday to film a vlog.

Before Eddie’s bedtime, I realized it had been a LONG time since we filmed Eddie.

That was the whole point of getting a new video camera.  To capture the moments when our kids are small because we know those moments don’t last.

Lately I have been thinking of Sherri a lot.  Her son–her first born–is about to graduate from high school.  She writes so beautifully about how the past 17 years have gone by in such a beautiful flash.

It’s a constant reminder to me to cherish the little boy moments, but to be excited for the young man moments.

So while the camera was out yesterday, I took a quick video of Eddie.

This is dedicated to Sherri.

I say it about every age, but I do really love this age.  He is getting so independent, but at the same time he still has his baby face and innocence.

Plus that little voice!  Swoon!

I can’t believe he is almost two!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Adorable!
    I neither video my kids nor vlog .. and have two fancy camera’s – neither do I understand 🙁

    Love that you dedicated this post btw, so lovely!

  2. Oh my gosh he is ADORABLE!!!!!! His face, his curls, his words, his voice, even yes, his drooling. Sigh.

  3. Oh, what a cutie pie he is! Isn’t the language development so fun? I mean, you’re just always SO proud when the little guys learn a new word!

  4. Oh, I can’t get enough of that!! So totally adorable…that little voice.

    You are the best, thank you for sharing this! Made my morning!

  5. He is just dreamy, Katie.
    And yes, Sherri does have that amazing ability to see the beauty in the now and also in what the future holds.

  6. So cute! My little girl just turned two, and I can hardly believe it.

  7. He is an absolute doll baby.. I miss my7 kids being that small..

  8. So adorable!

  9. Ack! Cuteness! I love his voice! I love it when you ask him to say something and he says, “Yeah!” He’s talking up a storm!

    I played it for Darling Girl and she said, “He has my cars!” 🙂

  10. I love their little voices 🙂 So sweet.

    I always forget to use my video camera too. Partly because the one in my P&S camera is so much more convenient (and less bulky) and partly because by the time I grab the video camera they have stopped doing what I want to video tape them doing!

  11. So adorable!

  12. He is just so darn cute! Love that you not only capture the real moments of him talking, but the fun random things like the cars going over the edge. Uh Oh!

  13. Oh no that is just the absolutely most adorable thing I have seen in a very long time. He is simply too cute!!!

  14. So cute! “Uh oh” was my youngest’s 3rd word. i almost can’t scold her for throwing her food on the floor when it’s followed by a cute “Uh oh!”

  15. OH NO! the car! (mine would have been in tears. at 3.5. he HATES when things fall down and he can’t go get them)

    How cute is he???

    Also? It’s nice to have a voice to apply to your “voice.”

    Blogging is so weird.

  16. Those curls, that voice, that sweet face. I die from the cute!

    Also? What is it with these cars? My 2yo lines his cars up the same way. He’s obsessed with them. It drives me nuts!

  17. wow, you sound just like I thought you would.

    and Eddie, WOW….what a cutie pie!!!

  18. Adorable. Just…adorable. I want to squeeze him!

  19. OMG, I nearly died of the cute when he said, “Oh, NOOOOOOO!” And you with your, “Oh, that’s gross, Eddie. You’re drooling.” LOL.

  20. I WUV him, he is just precious.

  21. OMG… he is absolutely adorable! And now I want to leave work and go play with my little guy.