You must have known who this Snapshot was going to be about.
My biggest boy.
I can not tell you how great it is to have him home for the summer.
Within arms reach.
And it was with great joy that I dragged him out late yesterday afternoon to my favorite picture-taking spot.
Great joy on my part, at least.
He was a trooper. And even though it was with no notice that I asked him join my camera and me, he threw on his flip flops and was ready to go.
Did I mention that this big lug used to be a serious mama’s boy?
I won’t go into it more than that, for fear of completely embarrassing him. But let’s just say he didn’t want to go anywhere unless his mama was going.
Or, unless it involved dirt, mud, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands.
He used to do that, too.
He was barely old enough to reach the door handle when he figured out how to get the front door open.
And he’d be off, running up the long driveway toward the road.
With just the sound of the gravel under his feet to warn me.
Thankfully, I always found him in time to grab him.
And try to shake some sense into him.
Never did happen.
He was a fearless kid. Climbed everything in sight.
And almost never got hurt. The times he did get hurt, he just dusted himself off, and went right back at it.
He’s not that little tow-headed boy anymore.
In fact, he’s as tall as I am now.
Much to his relief.
I can’t help but get all sentimental when I see how much he’s changed since I last laid eyes on him…
knowing how much he’ll change again in the coming weeks,
Guess that just comes with the territory of being a momma.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~ Elizabeth Stone
At least I’ve got him for the next two months.
And the really big winner from last week is Lula Lola. I dare you to read her post about her first born and not get misty…. and her pictures?!?
You gotta check it out.
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Wow has he grown! Have a GREAT summer with him…with all of them! 🙂
awwww- what a sweet boy you have! I just love my big boys, too. They have a huge part of my heart! Great pics and what a following you have for Sunday Snapshot- wonderful!
Sharon Ankerich says
He is one handsome son! You are very blessed!!! Often what my little one would look like had he grown up to be big. 🙂 I know you are going to LOVE your time with him!!! Savor!!!
Enjoy your time with that handsome young man of yours…and all the rest of your bunch! The photos are fabulous as always.
Wow, I can't wait….well, sorta…until my boys are that big. I want to hug them around their waist just once….then they can go back to being little. Great SS…I'm happy for you to have him home this summer. Enjoy!
You must be so excited to have hime home! I know when my oldest daughter comes home from college she is always a sight for sore eyes..atleast for a day or so….lol!
Alas I do not have a Sunday Snapshot this week, I do however have an extremely messy house! I would take pictures-but they could be used for black mail by my dear hubby! So I will not be linking up to your previous post, just know I am with ya!!
You are so sweet! Thank you so much!
Your son is so handsome! In the sixth picture from the top, I can almost picture what he looked like as a little boy! They just grow up too stinking fast! But, like you said, it comes with the territory! I just don't know what we're supposed to do to prepare ourselves for it!
I was going to participate this week, but posted early, and wasn't sure how to get linked.(blogging dork speaking!)
Wow, he sure has changed since the holidays, they grow so fast. He sounds alot like my 2nd son when he was little lots of fun and full of mischief!
Football & Fried Rice says
Welcome Home, Zach! So good to see you are already appeasing your Mom's photo shoots!!
Oh wow, he's changed so much since even the picture of him on your sidebar. I know that you are treasuring this extended time with him. He sounds like such a delightful kid. Enjoy…
Your oldest little boy – in case you didn't notice – is a handsome young man now! Might you be as blessed as we feel about our oldest ones! Enjoy your time this summer!
hugs – aus and co.
Stacy in New England says
Wow! What a change since the last posting of him. I'm sure he was very touched that we were all wondering where he went. It's great to see him again. Can I tell you that the photo of him leaning up against the worn red barn should be submitted somewhere…. for modeling purposes. He should think about that!
Miss Anna B says
WOW! WOW! seriously, WOW! He is (almost) all grown up! Holy cow! What a cutie-patootie (I'm sure he would LOVE that compliment 🙂 ) So happy for you that you get to spend some extended time together. He seems like such a great man…er, kid!
OH MY STARS!
Your oldest little boy looks all grown up.
Can't we slow down the clock?!
I know it's going to be a great summer for your both being together!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,