2.27.2012

My (Baby) Boy.

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I know. I probably shouldn't let them sleep in my bed as often as I do...but they are just too snuggly to resist. This is how they fell asleep the other night. As close as possible. Just the way I love them to be. 

And my little Philly, holding onto maybe five different toys.  I'm afraid to blink sometimes, because he is still so much a baby to me.

I know one day he won't snuggle his Cabbage Patch at night. Or his puppy. Or zombie boy. Or monkey. Or Sponge Bob. (Although, I think Sponge Bob will be the last to go...)

I can't tell you how long I've sat on the bed just starring at him. Thinking how sweet and tender his heart is. Thanking God for my Philip-- exactly the way he is.

When he gets in trouble, even if you explain it in the sweetest way, his eyes still fill up. His eyelids start to turn pink...and it just breaks my heart:).

He is all boy. But so gentle and sweet at the same time.

He is easily distracted. I think it is a boy thing...kinda spacey in a cute, unintentional kind of way.

And at the same time, he's very perceptive and emotional. Very kind and thoughtful...Like the time he heard me tell Phil I was having an "ugly day"...and he brought me a plastic "diamond" out of the dog's collar:). A priceless diamond that I have tucked away for safe keeping.

His new thing is the word, "inappropriate." Which he seems to only use when pointing out dresses to Niamh. Like he is somehow giving her the (big) brother "no way" already.

I love his hair.  He kinda reminds me of a little hippie guy.  It is probably a little too long.  And sometimes he goes a full week without anyone ever seeing his eyes:), but the very thought of cutting it makes me want to cry.

He lost his first top tooth this week. And can I just say, I am dying over Mr. Toothless.:). Like, loving that smile to death!

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And you want to know what he picked out with his tooth fairy money? (I chipped in. I couldn't resist.) A Little Brother La La Loopsy doll named "Matey 7." (Philly added the '7';)

All the action figures and cars and legos...and he chose something he could snuggle at night, something that would get him some extra play time with his doll-loving sister.

Don't get me wrong. The boy holds onto his football almost 24/7. And knows how to put on ESPN. And is in his glory playing outside with his dad.

But at the end of the day, he is snuggling his toys.

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And is still my baby boy.

29 comments:

  1. Awe! Cherish it! while it lasts :O) My baby boy is 34 and he was a Momma's boy. I remember he would say I'm going to spend the night at Mamaw's and then when it was time for us to go home, he'd say, ummm I think I'll go home. He was about 6 before he would spend the night with someone, and then it was only if his brother or sister were staying too! I sure miss those days. He still hugs me and says he loves me, but he has 4 he's raising on his own, and well not time for much of anything for him...but he's a good dad, and I'm so thankful for that! Hugs! Leah Ann

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    1. that does put things in perspective!:) i know philly will always love his mama:). i have already made him promise me that when he does find a girlfriend someday, he'll still love me most:).

      you sound like a very proud mama! for good reason, too! i bet it's fun being a grandmom too!!:)

      xx

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    2. I have 12 grandbabies...between hubby and I we have 5 kids. Grandbabies ages are from 2 to 16..yep was a young grandma :O) Jozey my oldest granddaughter was born on my 40th birthday, double whammie :O) I'm proud of all our kiddo's, through tests, trials, growing, learning, pain, sorrow, joy, and I could go on forever :O) but all in all love all my babies, and no matter how old they are, they will be my babies :O)

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  2. So sweet, Krista! As a mom with a little man of my own, this really plucks my heart strings! Love it! And you're right: that's one charming "toothless" smile your son has there! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  3. There's just something about baby boys. No matter how big they get :-)

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  4. he is so precious. and you're right- they just grow up before you can blink. i love it when i wake up in the morning and find caroline snuggled up to me. (she's good- i don't know when she comes in!) cherish every moment...

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  5. your little man is so precious! (and they are even more so when they lose those teeth!) i love it when my caroline ends up in my bed (and most of the time i don't even notice her slipping in)cherish every moment...
    becca

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  6. *sigh* He's adorable. Love how you call him Philly. I adore his hair. Did you SEE we chopped of MY baby boy's hair last night? We went shockingly short just like daddy's but it still hurt just a tad. esp seeing philly with his shaggy hair. *sigh* LOVE it. so sweet. I love how open you are on your blog posts and how you switch it up between crafty, family, fashion and everything in between.

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  7. This made me tear up so much, especially after realizing how much I love the little things about my Zak Zak. He is my baby boy and no one will EVER get him, not even my ex-boyfriend.

    Thanks for the post! It really cheered me up.

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  8. oh krista I love this post hun. Philly and Mo are peas in a pod and ya'll know how precious my little guy is. I still snuggle up to him in his bed every night, we have what he calls "bum head cuddles"....romfl!! we lie back to back and he snuggles his head and bottom up to me!! scott loves his description!! he goes to bed with 3 mammas and pappa's dylan dogs and his giraffe snuggle cloth and he is 7!!Ithink he will always be a snuggler as he won't sleep over with anyone unless scott or myself is there for the night too! on sunday he asked scott " can we go to the moon today daddy...but we will have to be back for bedtime" :) :)
    have a great day hun and give Philly some Mo hugs!
    xxxx

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  9. My 'little'boy is now 21 but I still can't resist thinking of him when he was the age of philly.. please enjoy as long as you can, they grow up so fast!
    Hugs Tiets

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  10. So lovely to see some Precious moment pictures, My son is 15 now and Hmmmmm, when I get the camera out I hear get that thing away! The Camera not me hehehehehhee :0)

    LOVE the shot of his Toothy grin! bless! hugs me x

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  11. Hm - me thinks you are gonna have to fight off the girls with a stick lol. He's gonna be breaking a few heart but with his soft heart I am sure you will have to mend his from time to time. I have had to with my baby boy (who's now 19 btw lol).
    And nothing wrong in letting them sleep in your bed. I snuggle with my princess most nights and I love laying there just looking at her sleep and thanking God for giving me something so special. You cherish these moments girl, in your heart forever.

    Huggles, Mette

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  12. your kids are so beautiful! I seriously dont mean to sound young and dumb but I really can't wait to have kids. I'm even trying to get involved with helping with childcare at church so that I can just be around kids and learn how they operate so "lord willing" I can be a better parent...
    the best thing is just seeing your heart for your kids. I know without a shadow of a doubt that the LOVE you have is felt and seen by them and what a beautiful gift to give your children. The agape and unconditional LOVE that this world refuses to give. So beautiful :)!!!! And very encouraging.

    ♥CheChe

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  13. Oh so cute! I still had my baby boy in bed with me this morning! daddy doesn't approve but he was on nights and we both needed a cuddle! Caleb has short hair now but when he was smaller is was so blonde and curly it was adorable! (Hence my FB header photo!) Caleb is a proper boy but he is a mums boy and still loves to be kissed and cuddled. I was only commenting yesterday how we haven't lost any teeth at all yet, Philly looks so cute with that smile! Thanks for sharing sweetie! Hugs r xx

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  14. Philly is so cute! Our kids grow up way too fast.

    To answer your question in regards to what I am going to school for, I am going for my BAS in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies. I have my AAS in Legal Studies.

    Basically I want to either work with a lawyer or I am going to teach Social Studies. We will see which of those happens. God is at work. :)

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  15. Just delightful & a really lovely glimpse into your world. I had to Google the dolls & had a little bit of education in the process........
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. Beautiful post.
    And a toothless smile from our children truly is priceless.|
    God Bless(:
    oxoxoxox

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  17. awwwww, mine is 25 this year and he is now playing with grown up leggos, LOL. Hugs

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  18. Awww Krista he will break some hearts when he,s older.You enjoy him while you can they grow up so fast.
    Thanx for sharing.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  19. he is adorable, I let my daughter sleep in my bed, prob way too much, but i cherish each moment, before to long she won't want to...

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  20. OMG! I loved what you wrote. It gives me an idea of what my 2 baby bobys will become (2 and 1 years old) and even my older one is only 2 it's seems the time flew to fast those last 2 years :)

    Thank you for sharing those magical moments

    kiss and hugs xxxx

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  21. Oh that is just the sweetest thing I have ever read of a mother gushing. I LOVE IT! Your children are sooo lucky to have such a loving caring mother. You are just the coolest Krista.
    :)

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  22. Oh Krista,
    This is lovely and he is gorgeous. I believe there is nothing nicer than hearing a mother 'love' her children. Sometimes the only sound you here is 'ahhh' or 'ohh' but now and again a mother will gush and tell you what she sees with her love. You have just done that and I am gushing now after reading it. I have 4children, all grown up now but I do exactly the same with my grandson instead. He melts my heart and can make me cry at the slightly quiver of his lip. We have looked after him since he was 4months old and now he 'is' my heart!
    Thank you for sharing something so beautiful and so personal with a us. In this cruel world we now live in it is such a blessing to find such caring and generosity given so freely.
    Take care Linda (UK)

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  23. Aw Krista you just have a wy with words and adore your childre,mine are grown up now and I so miss their baby faces, and attitutes to life, treasure it darlin it doesnt last forever xxxx

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  24. He's so stinkin' cute. I love boys at this age, where they don't worry yet about their friends making fun of them for having dolls and stuffed animals, still want to snuggle, and have the cutest gap-toothed grins! Your son is adorable.

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  25. I'm so glad you linked this up to Bits of Splendor Monday. This is my first visit and first read of yours and I am so glad to find you! Loved this. Touches my heart. Little boys just have this power over their mama's don't they? You wrote this so beautifully.

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  26. Ohhhhh, cherish every moment you can. I now have 6 grandchildren and everyday I ask myself, "Where did the time go?" Whenever I dream of my two sons they're always little - somewhere between 5 and 7 years old. I miss them being little. Even most of my grandchildren are older now. I do have a couple of little ones, but I miss them ALL being little!!! Your son is beautiful - enjoy every moment with your children! :)

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