{sweet} kittens, kids and keepsakes

Sweet can be so many things. It is kittens and babies, cakes and confections, love and kindness. Children and hugs, chocolate and cream, smiles and sunshine. Memories and keepsakes, grandmothers and cookies, popsicles and innocence.

The picture above is one of the two new kittens that have wandered into my life recently. His name is Brett, and he is, indeed, very sweet. And also playful and naughty and rambunctious and curious. Like all good kittens should be. (You can read more about his story, and that of his brother, here and here, if you like.)

I love to watch him play in the yard, he rarely sits still, even when he is on my lap, purring, he squirms around constantly, he is just too full of life, of that sweet curiousness that defines the very young.

The picture below is my son, 22 years ago. It is my favorite picture of him ever, I keep it on my desk and look at it everyday. It reminds me of when he was like a kitten, sweet but also playful and naughty and rambunctious and curious, all at the same time.

And now he is grown, and I am glad I have this picture, this keepsake. Twenty two years sounds like such a long time when you say it. But it seems like just yesterday that I was watching him play in the yard, never sitting still, learning new things every second, viewing the world with that same sweet curiousness.

And now he has grown into a fine young man, just ready to finish college and begin his journey into adulthood. And if I tell him that I am cooking his favorite thing for dinner, or that I found him a great new pair of flip flops, his reply will almost always be:


And there you have it.

P.S. This post is part of You Capture – Sweet


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  • Deetz April 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Oh Kelly you blew me a way with this one, it really was only yesterday. WAS’NT IT ???

  • Bec April 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Love the kitty! Reminds me of my first cat ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Austin-Lee April 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Cute photos! Babies grow up so fast…I can’t believe my little guy is already 2. I know he’ll be graduating before I know it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • tara April 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    priceless photo of your son — makes me wonder which shot of my almost one year old will be the one i keep up forever — have i taken it yet?

  • Vanessa April 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Oh gosh. My youngest boy is turning 4 soon. I can’t imagine looking back 22 years in the future.

  • tinycandi April 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Great post…love the photos!
    I really like your blog…keep up the good work!

  • alita April 22, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Your kitten is very sweet. I have a soft spot for loved pets.

  • Casey April 22, 2010 at 7:40 am

    What wonderful captures! Love your beautiful blog!

  • noni April 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    The picture of your boy–and the accompanying text–made me teary. I’m sitting here with my little boy and can’t help but think that in a blink of an eye he’ll be grown.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Allison April 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

    What a great picture of your son. Its great when we are able to capture those special moments.

  • WackyMummy April 22, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oh, that IS sweet. Both photos are winners there. Such a cute kitty, and such a great facial expression on your son — I can see why you keep this picture around. (Come by and see my boy and kitty, too!)

  • Jen Higgins April 22, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I love the kitty! And your boy must be a handsome young man now!

  • MCH April 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Oh kittens, check out my entry, my cat had babies TODAY.

  • Anne at Brain Fart April 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I just love that kitty photo!

  • Karli April 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, that picture of your son is priceless! I see why it’s been your favorite for so many years. Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melissa April 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Oh my, what a great picture of your son!

  • Tracy April 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Ok, you made me very teary-eyed… Great post. Absolutely lovely.

    Kitten and Kid are both so very sweet indeed…

  • Catherine April 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I found you through FN. This post made me tear up. My daughter is 17 months old and definately going through that sweet, cute, curious stage! I love watching her outside finding ladybugs. Great blog! I’m a new follower!


  • Mindy April 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Aw, you are right.. very sweet. I loove kittens and babies! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Visiting from Freckled Nest! Your jewelry is really pretty!

  • Victoria Rosas-Batzy April 24, 2010 at 2:36 am

    …great post!!!
    This is my first time here but Iยดll come back, you have a lovely blog.

  • Ashley Ann April 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

    What a sweet picture! I know what you mean. Mine is still 4, and I try so hard to hold onto every crazy minute. I know he’ll be 22 before I know it!

  • Ashley Ann April 24, 2010 at 10:04 am

    What an adorable picture. I know what you mean. Mine is four and I try to hold on to every crazy minute. I know he’ll be 22 before I know it!

  • jenny April 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I love this post! I’m visiting from Freckled Nest today… My boys are 10 and 2 and this reminds me of both of them. They’ll too be grown someday but it’s sweet images such as this that will always remind us of our little boys! xo

  • anna April 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    what a sweet photo! my boyfriends mom just gave me a bunch of photos from when he was little & i adore them!

  • laura elizabeth April 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    so heart warming. thank you for sharing your thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚ what a handsome young man!

  • Angela April 25, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Such a cute photo!

  • tara April 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    lovely post!
    beautiful pics too!

  • Lisa April 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Lovely photos! I’m a crazy cat lady, too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your designs are beautiful.

  • Laura B April 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    love the kitty! stopping by from FN! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jaime April 27, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I love your kitty photo….such sweet pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚


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