If ever a photo screamed your boy is growing up it is this one. When I look back on my camera roll, each week I see a boy who is growing up so fast, his legs are longer, his face looks so full of wisdom from his nearly six years and oh my goodness he just seems to have the face of a big boy already. I can’t help but look at him and smile, but also I find myself feeling so emotional lately – this boy is growing up at the speed of lightening and I simply cannot keep up with him.
He’s such a happy little boy and a real joy to be around, I know most would think that I only share the gooey stuff but honestly this boy rarely is anything but happy and agreeable. This is real, there’s no sugar coating, he really is this adorable. He’s just so laid back, so in tune with Mr H and I. A gorgeous boy who just gets our little family. He has the biggest heart, the most scrumptious little face and a giggle that is so infectious.
Recently I have found myself looking at him and sighing, not in sadness but in reality, reality that this boy is growing up. He laughs when I look at him in this way – he jokes and says ‘do you want me to still be your baby’. And then gives me a little cuddle and reassures me that when he does leave home (oh my goodness what did he just say?) that he will always love me and will come home for snuggles.
And so, this weeks captures of childhood were taken last weekend as we enjoyed the last day of our holiday before the return to work and school. We were mid way climbing up Thorpe Cloud at Dovedale as I snapped these photos, I am sure that Mr H won’t thank me for the ones that include him (pulling faces) but for me, I love how they are both so connected, recovering and catching their breath. How our gorgeous boy is leaning on his Daddy in need of a little boost to make the rest of the climb. The bond between them is unbreakable and I am so happy to be capturing these moments one photo at a time. And let’s not forget the joy as he reached the top.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran. The original quote used to describe this gorgeous photography project. For me it is about capturing childhood, specifically through our gorgeous boys eyes. Whether a portrait of him and his toothless smile, capturing a moment in time for the memory bank or quite simply watching him enjoy his childhood.