Monday, June 11, 2012

Bits of Splendor Monday

Saturday afternoon I took Asher to do some clothes shopping. I swear that boy is growing like a weed. I really feel like I just bought him clothes and they are already shrinking on him.
It was a good excuse to go do something just he and I. I had so much fun with him. He just does something to my heart that one.

You know when we found out I was pregnant for the first time, I for sure thought it would be a girl. I don't know why, I just always imagined myself as a mom to girls. And when the Dr. told us it was a boy, I almost didn't believe him.

But then Asher came. 100% completely, totally all boy. Changed my life. Made me a mom. Taught me so much. Grabbed my heart tight while doing it. And now, I could never imagine not having a boy.

He's growing fast for sure, but I look at him and he's still my sweet little boy. The one who made me mama first. I try not to wish for the past...to want him to stop growing or hope time would slow. Cause I know growing up is a precious part of life and it's a gift to watch and be a apart of.  Still never makes it easy though.

He does this thing where he runs full speed ahead toward me and wraps his arms around me as tight as he can and says "thats how much I love you."
The older he gets, the stronger the hugs get too. Sometimes I cringe when I see him coming because I know he is about to basically body slam me. But I don't want him to stop. It melts my heart every single time.

Saturday was a really simple day of running from one store to the next, but it was honestly one of my favorite memories with him. I try to spend one on one time with each of our kids, because I feel like they need that from both B and I. You can totally see how they thrive on that.
 
He kept grabbing my hand and he has lots of questions. Always does, but I got to actually listen and answer each one. I love to hear the things that go on in his head. He is really funny. And he is getting to the point where he catches all the things that little kids don't. Which can be really funny, but also a good reminder to B and I that we have to watch what we say around him ;) He really cracks me up though. He is also very sweet and very aware and very protective.

We walked into a dressing room so I could try on some pants. We were shopping for him, yes, but I got a little sidetracked...I told him to watch the door. He noticed it didn't have an actual lock on it and this was majorly concerning to him. At first he stood there with his foot sticking out. Making sure people knew someone was in there. The idea of someone walking in on his mom changing was way too much for him so he decided it was better if he just stood outside guarding the door instead.

I had to grab this picture. It was too precious of a memory for me. He really is so much like his dad in this way. So protective.  I love it. It is no wonder he's got my heart like he does, when he is so much like his dad.

This part of being a mom, is one of my favorites. Those simple days that become the ones you talk about years later. This will be one of them.

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12 comments:

  1. This made me so teary. His little feet standing guard over his mommy.

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  2. I'm joining you today! (I couldn't find a place to link up though...)

    http://eagerhands.blogspot.com/2012/06/tea-cakes-vintage-plates-and-little.html

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  3. Linking up today!

    http://alyssagrier.blogspot.com/2012/06/thief-of-joy.html

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  4. Sorry about that! Link is now fixed!

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  5. Aww, he is so sweet. And protective. You are very blessed. :)

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  6. Gosh, this is too sweet! I totally agree on the importance of one on one time! Glad that you got some sweet time together!

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  7. So sweet. I feel like I will have girls too, but then I sometimes stop and wonder how I will feel if I have a boy, especially if I have a boy as a firstborn... This post reassures me that I will LOVE it!

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  8. Oh my goodness! That made me tear up a little! My little one is fixing to turn one and I am scared to blink!

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  9. precious :)
    love your newest follower,
    elisabeth

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  10. that last pic....oh my goodness so sweet!

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