Kids Say the Cutest Things.

My kids say the cutest things.  Sometimes I remember to write them down.  Sometimes I don't.  Sometimes the words they say elicit such deep feelings, I'll never forget them.

Such is the case with my son, Owen.  During his 5-year-old photo session, he stopped goofing off for a split second, pointed right at me and said, "You.  Are.  Lovable.  That's you."  My heart flip-flopped with surprise, love and pride in my first born.  I did the best thing I could at the time; I made it into a Facebook cover.  It got a fair number of likes, but I felt it deserved more.

It nagged at me for years.  I knew I wanted to turn this adorable, sweet quote into something more.  Something visible.  Something I would enjoy every day.  Facebook posts come and go.  These days they go ever more fleetingly.  I couldn't quite put my finger on how to commemorate this moment... so I tucked it away in the back of my mind.

When my second son, Cooper, reached five years old, I noticed he, too, was overflowing with loving words.  Every day he says to me, "I love you.  You're my best."  I decided to do a complimentary photo session for his 5-year-old pictures, so that when I decided what to do, their photos with quotes would become the perfect pair.

Out of this was born: "Kid Quotes."  If a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when you add words to the picture?

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Much love,

Maria