I Heart My Boy

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As much as mother could love a child, I love this little boy. I adore him.

I smother him with kisses every day, and he reciprocates. Often more than I might prefer. I can count on finding him asleep in my bed when I wake up in the mornings a few times a week. Yesterday, he asked me frankly why he couldn’t take “Mommy baths” anymore. I told him he was too old to take baths with me. His answer? “No, Mommy, I’m not too old. You’re too old.”

He drives me crazy with his demands, and his habit of baby talk makes me cringe. But his talents for remembering details and his successes at school make me glow with pride. I love that he still likes to snuggle with me, hold my hand, and tell me he loves me. All the time.

I will readily admit that he is a classic last child. Spoiled, pampered, and adored by everyone.

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I am going to miss him this week while I’m in San Francisco with Adobe. I can’t wait to tell you all about my trip, show off pictures from my photowalk through the City, and share all of the knowledge that I gain from sitting at Lightroom guru’s feet for a weekend.

This week’s theme at I Heart Faces is…HEARTS! AJ was the perfect subject for this hearty theme. Check out the other entries on I Heart Faces!

PS – I just started a discussion in the CoffeeTalk BlogFrog community about whether or not you (and I) treat the youngest child any differently from the rest. I’d love it if you chimed in!

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Lolli has written 3067 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. Oh they grow up so fast. We have 3 little boys, and we’re not quiiiite done having kids yet (maybe one or two more), but I do so love the baby phase– the snuggles, the hugs, the closeness, even the nursing. And I just KNOW that when I have my last baby, and am holding him (or her) in my arms, I’m just never going to want to let go.
    Kathryn´s last blog post ..Change in perspective


  2. He is such a little stud muffin! His eyes are gorgeous. I have 2 little blue eyed beauties myself :) I am a new follower here too, I really love your blog! Your writing is so amazing and inspiring. Hopefully one day I can be as great as you! I hope you have a great week.
    Marci´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday


  3. Ahhh. He’s delicious.

    have fun in SF. I’m jealous that you get to sit at such cool feet. :)


  4. I love this picture. And that lollipop!

    I have two older boys and a youngest daughter, who happens to be the first female born into my husband’s family in four generations. So, yeah… she gets preferential treatment. I feel like it’s my personal responsibility to keep her grounded but it’s hard ’cause she is so dang charming.
    robin´s last blog post ..Dance Like No One’s Watching


  5. Hello,

    You have the sweetest child I saw on the internet so far, he is such a sweetheart, such an angel. Hehe, he will be very handsome when he will grow up, he has gorgeous big blue eyes, such a beautiful kid… It’s lovely to see that this kind of children do really exist!

    Best regards,

    Maria Pavel´s last blog post ..Red Cross CNA Training


  6. What beautiful eyes he has! I can see why you want to spoil him!
    Christine´s last blog post ..I Heart Faces- Heart


  7. Looks like there is enough there to share! lol…great shot.
    Pam´s last blog post ..Day 317- February 7- 2011 – Asleepfinally


  8. What a beautiful picture! Love it. And I know about the last child syndrome. I have one of my own…:)
    Amanda @ High Impact Mom´s last blog post ..Money Games – Go Fish II with some adjustments


  9. What a sweet face!!!


  10. Oh my goodness that is a gorgeous photo. Love it. Have fun in SF!
    MommaDJane´s last blog post ..Great-Niece Kylii Came to Visit


  11. He is a little gem! What a sweetie. I love his big blue eyes! : ) Sweet as can be!
    Life with Kaishon´s last blog post ..‘What is a home without children Quiet’ Henny Youngman


  12. My youngest is a good-natured charmer who pretty much gets whatever she so sweetly asks me for! I hate that everything with her is always my last of something, but maybe it takes the last to really enjoy it! Very Sweet Photo!
    Simple Girl´s last blog post ..iheartfaces Hearts


  13. Wow….those eyes. Beautiful!!!!
    irela´s last blog post ..I Heart Faces – Hearts


  14. Your post is very sweet. He’s adorable. I have two boys and the youngest is definitely more affectionate.
    deb duty´s last blog post ..i heart faces- hearts


  15. Awwww… what a sweet photo! And I only have one child, so he is my first AND last and very much loved. Boys are special to a mama’s heart…
    Pam D´s last blog post ..I Heart Faces–Best Face Picture for January


  16. Such a great idea! LOVE the colors…and those eyes.
    Dina @ 4 Lettre Words´s last blog post ..i heart faces


  17. Oh, you couldn’t have picked a better time to visit the Bay area! We are having some awesome weather over here! Have a great trip!
    Lolly Thomas´s last blog post ..my search is over!


  18. Awww. So adorable! Love it.
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