Thursday, July 19, 2007

Not a baby anymore

This is a layout I made of Sam. The pictures were taken last summer when he was going through his balloon animal phase.

This is a picture I took of him today outside the Van Grow Art Studio. He has started setting up his own shots. "Mom you have to take a picture of me in front of the door. It will be a good picture." He knew what he was talking about.

What is the big idea? Where is my baby. Seven years ago, I was just trying to keep my tiny 8 pound 8 month old alive. I was taking him from one specialist to another hiding him from the general public so he would get sick. Now look at him. Ready to start second grade.My heart hurts a little knowing that he is growing up. It hasn't bothered me that the other two boys are growing up. I've been very happy that they are growing up to be independent and taking care of themselves. But Sam.....

The funny thing is, he is the most independent of all of my boys. He makes sure he does his own homework, tells me when it is bath time and remembers to take his medicine.

I really treasure days like today when it is just the two of us spending time together. We went to the art studio and he was allowed to create to his hearts content for an hour. Then I got to take him home and leave the mess. (I'll be working on some more pages later.)
This is a layout I did over seven years ago of my precious little Sam. He is just such a miracle.


Scrappy Moments said...

I Love the Layouts. I wish my kids would pose for pictures. For some reason my son is much more of a ham than my daughter and he will Pose for apicture,lol. Love the Layouts. The older One brings back memories, that's how I scrapped when my son was a baby too, and it does go by so fast. My son is 9.5 years old and I have no idea where the time went. Great Balloon animal :) Too Fun!


Karva said...

Fantastic LO's love them all and what a cutie your little boy is :)