Thursday, September 29, 2011

He's My Pumpy-umpy-umpkin

And he's 11 months old. How in the WORLD did that happen?

Makes this mama sad, yet at the same time, each and every stage has been more fun than the last.
But it doesn't really matter. As much as I love watching him grow and learn and get cuter, I still want to cry when I look at the photographs of like yesterday, was it? where he's an itsy witsy witsy, WITSY bitsy baby.

But look at him! All grown-up and HANDSOME. Oh my gosh. 

He is literally the cutest thing I have ever laid eyes on.

Sometimes I look at him and think, "My word, somebody is so lucky to have such a nice little boy!" 
and then I slap myself around a little bit and say, "DOH, you're his mama!"

He's a smart 11 month-old. Very active, very mobile, very curious.
I know the silly boy is fully capable of standing and probably walking and running. But he refuses to even try.
Not that we're pushing him to grow up any faster of course. Ha. 

He teaches me so much. 
About discovery,
About patience,
About simple pleasures of life.
About being a mom.
About forgiving.
About love. 
The one thing that makes me wonder how he could be my child are those eye lashes. Oh my word. Wicked long. Sometimes I just want to put mascara on them.
Definitely not a feature he got from me.
Or maybe that explains what happened to mine.....

But then again, he is his dad's child, and his dad has amazing eye lashes too. Of which I am jealous. 
What kind of a wife and mom am I? To be jealous of such things??

I really, really love this boy.
This sweet, adorable, precious little man.

I also adore his handsome, handsome daddy, and feel so lucky and so blessed to wake up every morning with him by my side. Together, as lovers, joint heirs of the grace of life and as completely infatuated parents, we get to raise our sweet son.

Jimmy, you give us so much joy. 
We love you so much. 
We can't wait to watch you grow, to help you learn, to be your rock. 
You're our little man and a cute Pumpy-umpy-umpkin one at that! 
Big, slobbery kisses back at you, Mr. Pumpkin Spice. 

**And in case anybody might be wondering, he actually is not always so somber. He just gets that way in front of the camera, little stinky butt. Hehe.

****This photo shoot was 100% impromptu. We were out playing in the perfect Autumn, albeit overcast, day and I took special note of the lighting and the pumpkin and the leaves and the really, really super cute boy in his plaid flannel shirt and couldn't resist. 

******Double Dog Dare ya to pick a favorite photo.


Jenna said...

Favorite is the first one. Amazing that these photos were impromptu - they're perfect! Proves that one should always have their camera with them. ;0) (My husband is always wondering why I don't carry around a camera with me constantly... to places like the garden where our little almost-one-year-old helped herself to a big red tomato and has no photo to document the adorable occasion.) It's neat to watch your Jimmy grow - he's almost the same age as our daughter. Now I'm just curious when the next one will come along for you. ;0)

beka said...

my gosh, this photo shoot was the sweetest.
i don't know what it is with little [or big] men who go solemn for the camera. :P hahha
so darling.

Sarah said...

um. they're all favorites.

Jessica said...

Oh my world, he IS Sooooooo cute! It's impossible to know which picture is the best...and he's almost1 already?!?! No way!!!!

Anne @ Bibelot: Life's Little Things said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute!! And the staging on these photos is perfect! What an adorable little feller! :)

Australia said...

Oh, WOW! He truly does get cuter with each picture post. ACK! I think either the first one (love the plaid and the hat) or the one with Andy holding him is my favorite. Too cute! :)

Jessica said...

These are soooo cute!!!