9.23.2008

Just me and my boy

Nolan and I took a walk to our little community park (if you can even call it that) the other morning. He woke up pretty cranky and my brother had spent the night and was sleeping on the couch, so we went on a walk. The weather was so nice. And everything was so beautiful as the sun was rising.




This was Nolan's first time playing in the sand. I couldn't tell if he liked it or not. He kind of just sat there for a minute with his hands in the air like "this is so gross" ( he gets that from me, I can't stand sand. Rob could take a bath in it). Then the first thing he did was try to put a fistful in his mouth and after the fifth time of me moving his hand away I finally realized that he's just gonna have to figure it out for himself. Well he did. After some hilarious faces (which I didn't catch on camera, I was laughing too hard), he grabbed a handful and brought it up to his mouth but when he got about an inch away he'd just drop the sand, like he had remembered that it wasn't too tasty. He just kept doing in over and over again. It was adorable (I'm so easily entertained these days).





It's so much fun to watch him experience things for the first time. I love seeing his little personality and how he already has such distinct likes and dislikes. I still can't believe that he's already 8 months old. Sometimes I wish I could just stop time and keep him the same age, even for just a week. It seems like he changes and learns so much in a single day, which I love, but at the same time, before I know it he'll be off to kindergarten. Oh I don't even want to think about it. I just need to learn how to live in the moment. To really absorb every experience. Burn it in my mind. Sometimes at the end of the day I think to myself "what did we even do today?". Life is so busy that sometimes it just passes by. I guess that's why I cherish these little moments so much.

14 comments:

Rob Haynes Photography and Design said...
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the penrods said...

What great pictures. I especially love the one of his sandy little hand.

I remember the first time Clara ate sand. It was funny, until it "passed" and then I felt like I was wiping her rear with sand paper.

It was fun visiting with you tonight.

Rob Haynes said...

You're the best wife in the world. Thanks for being such a good mom. I love you.

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh, I love your pictures! You are so talented! I even saved them to my "pics i like" folder on my computer for picture styles I like for future references. I don't know what "references" means, maybe someday being a photographer myself, taking pictures of somebody, maybe my fiance and myself someday! Oh heavens please pray that "someday" isn't so far away! haha blah!

Roccy said...

Awesome pictures. I agree - they grow up too fast. I can't believe he's 8 months old!

John and Kate said...

Nolan is such a good cross between you and Rob. A lot of times I tell myself, he looks just like Tiffany. Then when I compare him to Rob he looks so much like rob too! The gene pool is cool. :)

You are excellent at taking pictures! I love taking pictures. It's one of my favorite past times (it's much more fun once you have kids to take pictures of too). But my pictures usually don't look THAT great unless I take them outside with natural lighting. Anyway, they're cute pictures. :)

London's Run said...

Way cute pictures! I love it!

Deb said...

What a beautiful baby boy you have. And AMAZING PICTURES! What would it take to get you to tutor me? (:

I read your last post. How nice to have a night alone with the hubby! All of our family lives in Reno so I can only dream of how wonderful that would be to get a little break.

Tisdale Family said...

How cute! It looks like he had a great time! Awesome pics Tiff!

jayson&kimberly said...

hi tiff! how are you!? nolan is so cute, especially when eating sand... haha. since all i do these days is wander around on peoples blogs while i'm at work, i found yours today! hope you are doing great, and YES we do need to go to lunch or hang out sometime. i'm here basically everyday so weekends are good. or monday afternoons. see ya! -kim

Connie said...

'Kay, those pictures are way awesome. You definately have talent! You're so funny- you really don't like AZ!? I loved living in CA but it's pricey.

John and Kate said...

Okay I know your birthday is tomorrow, but Happy B-day!!!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday Tiffany! I would say, lets get our nails done! Since we didn't get to for mine(: But it's not in this months budget... anyway I hope your day is going great- lets get together soon!

Emily said...

Your little boy is so unbelievably cute! I'm happy to see you're going great!