Fingerprints and Footprints

Today is the last full day of the current school term and as always the girls bring home a lot of their artwork. Amongst the piles of paintings, drawings, etc, were these two pieces done by my youngest. 

I just love them, especially this one about fingerprints, the words are so poignant and worth remembering every day, especially on the hard days:

Sometimes you get so discouraged
Because I am so small and always
Leave my fingerprints on furniture
and wall,
But every day, I am growing up and
Soon I’ll be so tall that all
these little handprints will be
difficult to recall.
So, here’s a current handprint
that you can put away
you’ll know just how my finger
looked this year on this day.

These are my little footprints because I am still small.
But soon my feet will grow and I will be very tall.

I think she did them at the beginning of term, but she will be turning 4 in June. I can’t believe it. This is a picture of me, today, four years ago (thanks Facebook!):


I know it was exactly 4 years ago, because today is my mom’s birthday and we went out to one of the local safari lodges and went on a game drive. Getting in and out of the big 4×4 vehicle was quite challenging undignified with my huge tummy! My mom thought it was hysterical. Thanks mom!

They grow up so fast. 

So, with all that in mind, I just want to wish my mom a very happy birthday. We can’t wait to see you and are literally counting the days. xx

FYI – 16 days!

Dear Bear and Beany
Twin Mummy and Daddy
Cuddle Fairy
3 Little Buttons
Mummy Times Two


  1. Author

    Those poems are beautiful, i love that schools and nurseries do these little things that capture moments in time forever! #stayclassymama

  2. Author

    I love that poem! So poignant. I’m simultaneously looking forward to my children growing up and scared at how fast it is happening! Thanks for sharing. #thatfridaylinky

  3. Author

    What a beautiful poem Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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    What a gorgeous poem, it’s so spot on! Time really does fly once you’re a parent – I swear every year is going quicker than the last! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    These poems make me a little emotional. My son came home with a bundle of homemade Easter cards, he is so proud and I just love it all. I know in years time I will look back and remember the time he was so little. Such precious artwork. I think you look fab in the photo! Thank you for linking to #stayclassymama we hope to see you next week xx

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      haha … thanks. I just remembered that I threw up all my lunch about 5 minutes after my last mouthfull – that was basically how it was throughout the whole pregnancy.

  6. Author

    What a lovely poem, one to treasure. Its crazy how time flies by, it got worse when I had my second daughter, it goes even quicker! thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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      It certainly does go quicker the second time around.

  7. Author

    oh doesn’t it fly!!! Gorgeous post! #candidcuddles

  8. Author

    Oh this is so beautiful. I am always amazed how fast the weeks, months are going and soon my girl will be two. It’s so important to treasure the moments! Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

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    So gorgeous! My daughter is a turning four in June too and I have a box with all this sort of stuff which I love to dive into a reflect….beautiful memories! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  10. Author

    AWww they really do grow up way too fast! Those little hands & feet are so adorable – great keepsakes! Sorry for the delay commenting lovely & thank you for linking up with us xx

  11. Author

    We have a similar thing with BB’s hand prints on – it’s so precious & has been on the fridge for almost 3 years!! #postsfromtheheart

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    I am on a mission, to buy paint and do handprints this week. To be fair, I have been on the mission for a while, but your post has given me the kick I need. I love that poem. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at #PostsFromTheHeart

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    Gorgeous poem! I wish I could have held on to all their artwork over the years but I just don’t have enough space! Time flies by so quickly so hold on to those precious pre-school years. #postsfromtheheart

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      Thanks for that. There really is so much but I will try keep the most important precious ones.

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    I have the same pictures done by both my children. There is something so beautiful about seeing their little feet & hands printed and growing bigger #postsfromtheheart

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