25 July 2009

hold still, please.

nine today.

and oh, how time whisks by. when did the slope of your cheek lose that baby fullness? when did the lolloping cease, replaced by this deliberate gait, shoulders thrown back to an angle of coolness?

at nine


hiding a smile


i'd like to freeze you just here, but then i'd miss out on the person you're becoming. so instead i'll live in gratitude of the chance to bear witness to every small change that marks the way.

live tall, sweet boy. dream big.


Leah Beth said...

Happy Day to your sweet boy (and you...9 years ago bringing such a beauty into this world!) And I have to say...YOU say the COOLEST stuff! Such a neat an awesome perspective of everything. Makes me stop a minute and think...man, I wish I would of thought of that!

jen said...

Beautiful pics Nic. You have such a way with capturing personalities and not just images. I'm astounded every time.

Happy birthday to your fantastic boy.

amelia said...

I love the sentiment "live tall." Awwwww... you're a sweet mama!

Great portraits by the way, WOW!!


Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Oh loveliness.

Happy birthday to him...

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

*tears streaming*

I'm a mush today.


Sara Farrar Photography said...

beautiful pictures. wow. 9 years. hope he had a fantastic birthday. he is one lucky boy to have you as his mama! your words are so uplifting!!!

Morgan said...

He's beautiful, Nic.

Jorth said...

Happy birthday to your darling boy, and congratulations, Nic, for doing a wonderful, wonderful job on the last 9 years of his journey through life. I hope you are very proud of yourself (and him, natch!)