Friday, October 29, 2010


Some time ago, around the time I was planning for this school year, or back when Tyler was still a newborn, or maybe even before he was born, I made a note to myself that I wanted to take time to really enjoy him.

To purposefully spend at least a few moments every day playing and talking and loving.

And I am happy to say, most days, that is happening.

But I want more.  I'm not satisfied just to do those things.  I want to remember them.  All of those tiny moments that make up our days and weeks and months that pass so quickly.

When this little one has crossed over from baby-hood to childhood, I want to remember:

How his face lights up when we start a game of pat-a-cake and he grabs my hands to 'help' me clap.

The way he buries his face up into his stuffed lamb when it time to go to sleep.

The softness of those round baby cheeks, and how much we both like it when I stroke them.

The adorableness of those two bottom baby teeth shining when he grins.

How he looks around the room to make sure all eyes are on him, and sharing a smile with everyone present.

Photo credit: the pictures in this post and the previous one were all taken by my mom and her fantastically awesome camera. 


Michelle said...

These are beautiful. Tyler is just precious!!

Anonymous said...

Those eyes!

I want to remember too!

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, he's so cute! Makes me want a grandson so bad. Your post brought a tear to my eye. What a good mom you are!

Cindy said...

This is probably an insult, Amy,yet I very much hope not. You remind me of myself in so many ways. I have always said that I need a 'last time elf'. A little guy that pops out to tell me it is 'the last time' so be sure to remember it. You know...the last time you ever will ride a merry-go-round, the last time you will ever climb a tree, etc. Since there is no 'last time elf' you have to make everytime a memory.

Lydia said...

Beautiful baby!! I wrote a similar post awhile back...mostly about how I had rushed the baby time with my older kids and made a pact with myself to savor it the 4th time around...but yet, not just savor, but remember. It reminds me of when Mary "treasured up all these things in her heart and pondered them."
It makes me realize that, age after age, in some ways, all mamas are the same <3

Tracey said...

You're right, those days go by too fast! What a blessing he is!

Kristin said...

He is so so so precious! I am ready to see you guys again!