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Already 16 Months

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sawyer 16 months 2

sawyer 16 months

Shirt c/o: The Printed Palette
Leggings c/o: Little Nugget Noggins

sawyer tee pee 2

sawyer walking

This kid.
His chubby cheeks.
And  wacky hair.
His inquiring mind.
And the way he puts his ear all the way on the ground to look under the couch when he’s lost a toy.

Sawyer is officially 16 months old.
And I ache for the days when he would sleep on my chest for hours,
the smell of new baby pouring off his skin.

But I’m also overwhelmingly grateful for the TODAYS.
The todays when I get to rediscover the world through his eyes.
When I get to hold him in my arms as we chase the trash truck down the street clapping our hands in excitement.
When I get to watch his anticipation opening presents Christmas morning.
When I get to stop and say “hi Buppy” to every dog we pass on our afternoon walks.
The 3 hours I have alone with him each day while Wes is at school, those 3 hours are for us.
To read books, explore with chalk in the backyard and play with all the toys that big brother doesn’t like to share.
He’s a sponge, this one. And I find I can’t keep up with all he wants to learn.

I watch him wrestle with big brother on the trampoline and I have visions of my future.
A future of stitches and broken windows,
stinky socks and trailed in dirt,
bowls of cereal and ESPN,
and of course, me saying “I don’t care who started it” on a regular basis.

Happy 16 months baby boy!
You make us whole.

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14 Comments

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    Aspen Ballard
    November 14, 2013 at 5:28 am

    How handsome is he?! And I love his style
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    michelle
    November 14, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Ahhhhh, Make him stop growing up Please! Man how I love this kid. Who knew I would have so much room in my heart for one more! Monkey loves him soooooooo much
    xoxo

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    Jess
    November 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    He is CUTE AS A BUTTON!!!!!! They grow way too fast don’t they?!? Love reading your blog!

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    luciana
    November 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    this guy has style … it looks too with you … please excuse any errors in english I’m Brazilian … Love your posts are full of love!

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    Danielle S
    November 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    My feel the same way about my 2 year old little Miss! Her wonder, joy, and love of everything is truly heart warming!

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    Shirley
    November 15, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. I remember when he was still in mommys tummy. Love those dimples. God Bless!

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    Kristina
    November 16, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Please do a “Day In the Life” post with 2 boys! 🙂

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    [email protected]
    November 16, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I mean could he be any cuter? seriously! I love him. that’s all – just love! xo

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    Ina
    November 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Hi Ashley! You got an adorable baby boy… =)
    My son is just 12 months and you baby is just 4months ahead of him… =)

    I loved reading your post. Hope you give me a follow!
    it would really make my day =)

    All the best,
    Ina

    http://colorfullbliss.blogspot.com

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    Erin
    November 20, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Hi! love your site. What size is his shirt?

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    Jessica R
    September 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I’m so glad to have stumbled onto your page! That little guy is SO CUTE! I searched for baby boy haircuts on Pinterest a few months ago, and somehow came across a picture from this post. This was actually the picture that I took when I went to get my little boy’s haircut for the first time. (They butchered it, and I have since been learning how to cut hair myself. And I’m aiming for this look!) Thanks for the inspiration for my little guy!

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    Kelly
    October 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I was doing a Pinterest search for toddler haircuts and stumbled across your little guy. Please please please, you have to tell me where you got the outfit, especially the pants!! What a handsome and stylish guy! Let me know!

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