August 18, 2011

To My Little Super Heroes

I had a tutorial ready to post today, but then I found something I HAD to post today because I couldn't wait to share it.  A month ago there was a giveaway for a film by Jen Hansen of Jenfolio.  I won and I was ridiculously excited.  I had this idea for a video and she picked my idea.  So, Jen came over the other day and filmed us. 

EVEN IF YOU NEVER WATCH VIDEOS ON BLOGS, PLEASE WATCH THIS!!!

It's only 2 minutes and I am so excited for you to see it.


I can't say enough good about Jen.  WOW.  She is an incredible person.  She has depth, talent, and goodness that oozes out of her.  She was really fun to work with.  My kids loved her and didn't even seem to notice that they were being filmed.  It was awesome.

If you're interested in following Jen's amazing work (which I totally recommend) you can like her HERE on facebook.  Having family photos is great, but having a video really captures so much more.  I am so grateful to have this as a keepsake for my boys.  Thank you SO much Jen!

Thanks for watching today.

71 comments:

Momma Roar said...

Oh, that was so sweet!!! Great job! They will treasure it.

toria said...

this was awesome! thanks for sharing. i also have a boy and this was so sweet!

Katie said...

That was beautifully done! I love the shot of you holding Rex. Oh to always remember the sweetness of tiny hineys in our arms.

Kristy Armstrong said...

I am also a mother of all boys. They are grown now, but I remember our super hero days well! Beautiful film!

Anonymous said...

Awww man, I love that. What really cracks me up is I'm sitting here with my two kiddos having coffee (me) and breakfast (them) and my son, who is 14 months literally froze and stared at the screen just as you started talking about how with boys it's all the time superheros. Guess I better get ready, huh? :)

(I may be coming to you for advice in another year or so!!)

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

Wow! That was amazing. Thanks for sharing that.

It made me a little teary eyed remembering my own boys that little. The time goes so fast...they were superheros with their toys and imaginations, and now they are superheros in their sports and with the girls. Soon enough they will be gone with superheros of their own.

Scary thought, but wonderful too. Thanks for sharing that.

Callie said...

That is beautiful! Had me in tears. I have two little boys too and have so many of your ideas saved away because they are only 2 and 3 months old.
Thanks for sharing your super heroes.

Tania said...

Oh Wow, that is so cute. I'm so happy for you :)
But it is true... having a video made is a great way to remember your memories;)

Keep up the good work, and being a great, wonderful mom :)

Crafting For Chiari said...

I have a four year old who has recently discovered the superhero world! I never knew that a costume could hold so much power. He is magical, creative, inventive, inspiring, innocent, and incredibly motivating to me as a mom to keep that imagination roaring. This video had me tears as I reflect on the past two months of my lil guys super hero love, and I have to say... I would have it no other way.. thank you so much sharing

Emily said...

So, so lovely.

Jocelyn said...

I have 3 boys so this hits very close to home. Beautiful words!

Chels+Jord said...

I know Jen! My brother in law Jaron dated her friend Kelsey. Super cute video.

paige said...

Soooo cute! Brought tears to my eyes thinking of all of the hopes I have for my own 2 boys. Amazing video!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! (even brought tears...lol) your boys are very lucky, this is a great memory and what you are saying in the back ground... Wow!

Laura B. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!

mama walker said...

VERY COOL!!

Pickled Blu said...

awwww-uhh...I am a little weepy from your sweet and powerful words and the film footage just sent me over the edge. Nicely done!

Allison said...

I don't normally watch videos on blogs, but I did because you told me to ;) AMAZING! Love it and so very true.

I'm just the MOM said...

so awesome! I teared up too :)

Cerise said...

What a wonderful video keepsake! My 2 year old even stopped being a Thundercat for a second so he could watch it with me (twice)!

stacey said...

Oh Cheri I'm bawling, this is so beautiful! Probably doesn't help that I sent my only child, my son, off to kindergarten today though - ha! I love this so much, thanks for sharing!

Little Feet said...

Oh this is SO AWESOME!!!!! :)

Andrea said...

Tears are running down my cheeks, this was so sweet. Your words so powerful.

caralyn said...

Oh I got all teary just watching. This is such an amazing way to capture a memory of your kids and for your kids. I'm off to check out more jenfolio work right now. Thanks for sharing the video...

Erin said...

Thank you for sharing this video. It choked me up a little. My two little boys aren't quite to the super hero stage yet but they can definitely be a hero! :)

Cassie said...

LOVE IT!!! That is so cute!

Tiffany said...

Of course she picked ur idea! Great idea, great job. I'm tickled to cyber know u.

Erin said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have 4 boys and am in the thick of it daily! My boys came over and watched it too. Beautifully done, and so inspiring. I need to remind them more of how great they can choose to be. Thanks again.

The Picanco Family said...

What a special video. As a mom of three boys and no girls, I can totally relate to this. The only difference is that my three boys read, breath, eat and sleep Tractors, trains & Cars.

Jen said...

Oh my goodness. There are no words for how much I love this! I have twin boys (no girls) and those Imaginex super heroes, as well as our batman and superman capes, are an essential part of our daily routine. I also have one son who recently discovered that same Iron Man helmet and mask at his cousin's house and is now obsessed with it. ;) Your message really go to me - this is definitely something for your family to treasure always and play for them again and again as they grow up. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Krystal said...

How sweet is that?!?! Love!

Amanda said...

It brought tears to my eyes! It was beautiful!

Shira said...

That was so wonderful. You have some lucky little super heros!

Dawnica said...

What an awesome video. I love your message that goes with it. Thanks for sharing!!!
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Revercomb said...

LOVE IT! so Awesome!

Whitney said...

I just love the sweet spirit that you have and the words that you have to say in the video. They are SO true. Plus your little men in all of their gear is super adorable. :)

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Super cute! What a neat video. Thanks for sharing.

Cierra said...

Made me cry! Just beautiful..

Leigh Anne said...

Amazing job! I love it :) thanks for sharing!

three14creations said...

Oh my word! That has got to be one of the cutest and most inspirational videos I've ever seen. I love it and love your message. If the whole world could be the super hero you describe, what a better place this would be. :)

Tanya Rousseau said...

I am sobbing at work... So touching! I want to transcript it and post it on my little man's wall... Thank you to both you and Jen Hansen. Beautiful.

j. w. said...

that was fun

Heather Balaam said...

So inspiring!!
YOur family is beautiful and I love what a great influence you are to them!
So encouraging!
thanks!

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Rachel M said...

Aw so cute!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh, that brought tears to my eyes. Just beautiful!

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

love it! We haven't quite hit superhero mode here but having a boy is so different. I grew up with just sisters too.

Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

I love it, Cheri! Just awesome!

I grew up with four brothers and one sister, but she is six years my junior. Having two girls has been very different from how I grew up, too!
I love your message to your boys, just beautiful. I have been trying to teach Nicole a similar message except more "You are a princess because your Heavenly Father is King"

The Miller Five said...

Oh wow Cheri! That was so sweet! My little guy hasn't discovered super heroes yet. We're still into trains and tractors. I can't wait until he's running around the yard with his cape on too. What a beautiful video. Your boys will treasure it when they are older.

beth said...

I had tears in my eyes as I watched your video! My grandson took his first steps yesterday and I know that just around the corner he will love superheroes too!Mama's have a relationship with their boys unlike any another. Savor each moment!!!

tomiannie said...

Such a treasure! Totally awesome!

Leah said...

Beautiful, Im not religous but I believe in everything you said...Such a great keep sake! Thanks for sharing

Noelle said...

So cute! It brought tears to my eyes. I especially love the tricycle riding parts :)

My 4 year old daughter has just become obsessed with Spiderman, Batman, and all the X-Men. I'm realizing she will need a Superhero box next to her Princess Dress Up box.

Kunklebaby said...

Very cool! We are in the mist of Batman & Spiderman everyday here, right now. lol

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, I love this so much!!! You teach your boys wonderfully. I LOVE what you said about how you can make a difference and be a REAL super hero. Beautiful.
And, I'm so glad you said that at the beginning about watching this because I was tired and almost saved it for later to maybe be forgotten (hopefully not.. but you know how it goes.) GREAT message!

Nay said...

Wow! What a great video! Congratulations for your win - thank you for spreading a positive, happy thought with your viewers!

Cinera

J.lee Hansen said...

I felt spoiled to spend a small moment in your family.

You taught me alot about super heroes. And how much goodness comes from the simple choice of embracing good.

Although your kiddos haven't seen the movies, you have instill inside them the ability to know good from evil and to choose to fight it everyday.

I don't believe we will ever see the effects of that until years down the road.


Thank you, and hope to work with you again!

Siobhan said...

Of course I watched it! I was moved by your beautiful tribute to those boys and how fleeting and precious our time is.

Kandice said...

That was so fun! What a great thing to win. I a very creative take on a pep talk!

Allissa said...

Thank you for sharing and reminding all us moms how super our kids are :)

AppleFace said...

Really nice, thanks for sharing! I also do have two little heroes at home,... they already are my superHeroes!

marta

**Ashley P** said...

I am a mom to a 2yr old boy. Also, currently pregnant. My husband and I were hoping for a girl this time around. Yesterday we found out we are expecting our 2nd boy. Watching this video made me cry, it was so touching and wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing :)

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

crying - that was just wonderful! thank you for sharing it.

Delia said...

What an amazing video. Way to make me cry. :)

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

I absolutely adore this video!
I am a mother to 2 little boys as well (a 4 year old and an almost 3 year old!) and this video had me misty eyed. I also never saw myself as such a boy mom, and I have embraced it so much and love every moment.
Your blog is wonderful, Thank You!!

Hot Mess Housewife said...

I'm so glad you posted a reminder on your Sunday post, I forgot I wanted to watch it.

It's a GREAT video, beautiful production values. I just wish the audio had been re-recorded and sounded clearer - maybe it's just my bad hearing, but sometimes it was a little difficult to understand.

Still, what a lovely video to have of your boys and to share with them later!

Amy @MoMomma said...

Beautiful video! I have two boys 5 and 9 mos - I'm right there with ya ;) lovin ever minute of mommyhood

Ben and Summer said...

Great video! What a wonderful expresson - such a good one for mothers and children alike:) Thanks for your work, all 4 of you!

Anonymous said...

They are soo cool and such amazing little superheros !

Missy said...

I LOVE this video! I can totally relate - I ALSO came from an all-girl family (even our pet were always girls), so when I found out that my first and then my second child were both boys, I didn't quite know what to expect! Thank you so much for sharing this. It makes me look forward to all I have yet to discover and enjoy about my two little men.

shirley said...

What a treasure! I have 2 boys as well and absolutely love what you were saying to them. Brought tears to my eyes and what an awesome gift for them someday!

Bethany said...

I discovered your blog just recently through One Pretty Thing. After reading a few posts I went back to the very beginning and have been reading through chronologically. I've enjoyed so many of your ideas and tucked several away for "someday I'll do that" but never felt such an urge to comment until now because... this had me in tears. Thanks for sharing your beautiful hopes for your boys. As a mother of only girls, I am thankful to know that there are moms like you out there raising boys who will someday become wonderful husbands and hero-daddies. Congrats on winning the video, and yes, it was very well done.

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