Friday, January 8, 2010


Its been exactly one month since Gage turned 3 and it's still hitting me like a ton of bricks.

Every day when Brayden goes off to school he asks when he can go to school too.
Our high chair hasn't been sat in since we've moved to our new house in August, but Gage rather eats in the big chairs with the rest of us.

My baby is no longer a baby, and to acknowledge that is huge for me... so much so that I'm still stuck on it a month after his birthday.

Gage is independent, often preferring to figure things out on his own before he asks anyone for help. He likes to explore and make friends and his excitement radiates to everyone around him.

I took these pictures when Gage was one and 1/2 on a summer excursion to the playground. Brayden and his Daddy were off warming up for his little league baseball game and Gage and I decided to go and have some fun while we waited for the game to start. After me chasing the little man around the park for a solid 20 minutes I opted to give his little legs (and my big tired ones) a rest and swing for a bit.

This summer when we head to the playground Gage will be too big for the little bucket seats and again he'll experience childhood as a "big boy" and not mommas little baby. He's growing and he's thriving and watching Gage experience life is truly a blessing for me, even if it makes me a bit nostalgic.

Feel like reliving some old school memories of your own? Then head on over to the fabulous blog of Christopher and Tia for a Friday Flashback of your own!


Christopher And Tia said...

Wow. Its the little things, isn't it? Like switching from the baby swing to the big kid swing. I have some very similar pictures of my daughter, in a swing, from around the same age. I almost used one today, actually. I remember at the time thinking, "I can't wait until she can get up on a big girl swing, and pump her legs and swing all on her own", but oh how I miss the days of her giggles while I pushed her in the baby swings. A great post today, Amanda!

Nen said...

what a sweet picture... thank goodness for cameras to capture those special moments! you'll have to get pics of him graduating to the big boy swing!!

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I love the sweetness in the swings.

Of course I had always heard that "it goes so fast" but wow, it really, really does.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aw!! I can TOTALLY relate (although most of the time I'm super excited that my hellion of a child is growing up)... Annelie turns three this month and I don't know where my BABY went, and who the heck this big girl next to me is!!

AlyGatr said...

I think we are all feeling those pangs (I know you know what I mean!!!) I swear I look back at both kids' newborn pics and think "who are those babies???"