As Kaden encouraged me to push him higher on ‘Brother’s swing’ and then asked me to teach him how to pump so he could do it on his own, I remembered THESE photos I took of him 2 years ago.
I’m constantly amazed at the big guy things he’s doing now, but how much I still view him as my Little Tado … my Littlest Guy, my baby.
All I can say, is I’m so glad I get to be this boy’s mama. Snuggling him everyday, hearing his special little voice, comforting when he cries or sharing in his joys … all good things. Watching him grow, though … that can be so hard. Even though he’s only 4, I know that each day is one day closer to him not fitting on my lap anymore, or finding assurance just by receiving my hugs. But I keep reminding myself that getting to be the one to help prepare him to soar into this life is such an honor and one of the biggest blessings of motherhood. I sure can’t stop him from growing up, so I just have to soak him up and nurture that growth, as much as possible.
Thanks for visiting, as always! Photography friends, I photographed these by locking focus on the ground, directly below him and then carefully recomposed my camera upward to where he’d be swinging. Sort of like locking focus on the bottom of a wall, and then recomposing to then photograph the top of the wall. ;) It is all about the focal plane.