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He’s growing up . . .

… fast. Too fast, in fact. We’ve had many a days where I couldn’t wait to be able to say that, but now that it’s happening, I want to yell “wait” and slow the progression of time so I can savor these days just a little more. Gone is my wild-haried toddler who was so impossible to contain, and in his place all of a sudden is a boy. A boy whom I am proud to call mine. When I snapped this image, I wasn’t supposed to be taking pictures of him, but I asked him to sit so I could get my camera settings ready for what I had intended to do, and so he sat and gave me this.

Not just a smile, not just a look, but a window to his little soul. This may go down as one of my all-time favorites of him, because it’s one of those pictures…as a parent, you know the ones…that is just *so him.* He still has an insane amount of energy, keeps his parents up most nights, exhorts his will a little too passionately at times, but at the core of all that “boy-ness” is his kind heart and gentle soul…just exactly what he showed me here. I love you, Maxwell.

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  1. Sarah McCaffery says: This is beautiful, Lauren! He is such a handsome little boy. And I definitely know what you mean about wanting time to slow down a bit... on 03.7.12 @ 6:59 pm

  2. Christy says: Yep! That looks just like Max being himself. Such a great kid. I have enjoyed getting to know him this year. on 03.7.12 @ 10:17 pm