Wednesday, April 13, 2011

When Did It Happen?

 

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This weekend at Busch Gardens you ended the day looking like this. 

And it seems like just yesterday you looked like this…

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Bradley 19 months, running through the backyard

This weekend you decided you wanted to ride this…

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Do you see the leaning forward death grip?? He said it was an "Awesome" ride!

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You used to sit in your bumbo and look at adorable soft baby books...

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 Now you fill your time flying in special planes around and around

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You used to ride in your little car for hours, now you love to bump into other drivers when you get the chance.

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I don't know when it happened little boy. Sometime in the past four years you decided it was ok to grow up without checking with me. I think I will always miss the days of toddling around the park and playing in your diaper.

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Bradley and Larken circa June 2008 McGuffey Park

But there is also something so special about how grown up you now are.  Letting the lady put on a face paint mask is a huge step.  With an airbrush non the less.  Chris and I just stood back and took in your whole new grown up brave self.  We smiled.  We were extra proud.  Just last year you would let a face painter come near you with a ten foot pole.  Guess we have warmed up to the idea?

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Of course Batman had to do some flying once he was fully masked!

 

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I love you my little, big Batman loving boy!

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

ohh my word!! He looks grown up! I can't believe it! Tell him to slow down okay.. ;-)

Colleen said...

aww love seeing the pictures of him as a baby!

aimee said...

Such a big boy! Love the baby pictures!

amanda said...

where oh where is the pause button??

so sweet friend and love the look back :)