Friday, March 18, 2011

Now and then

Lovely, lovely day yesterday, and while I did have to work most of the day, we were able to spend a little time in the nearby park in the late afternoon.  Dashiell was so thrilled to be able to run around, pick up sticks and acorns and chase squirrels (he claims he was trying to feed them acorns, but really I think he just wanted to say hi).  I caught this funny picture of him amidst all the acorns:

You can almost hear him making a rocket ship noise with that acorn cap... :)

Then as I was looking through a file of old photos, I noticed that I had a picture of Dashiell from almost exactly 2 years ago in the same park and nearly the same pose:

Oh my!  Look how much he's grown!  From cute little new-walker to handsome little boy! 

Can you tell I'm feeling a bit nostalgic?  D will be 3 in just a few weeks, and while he will always be my baby he is definitely no longer a baby!   *sniff*  But while I do miss those little baby days (at least the good parts of them!), I'm so thrilled by the little boy he is now.  He's so much fun to be around, and I love his imagination and sense of humor.  Even though he might be challenging some days, I wouldn't change him one bit!

I'll try to post more "then and now" photos as his birthday gets closer, but, well, you all know my posting record as late...

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