Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Moments I Never Want to Forget

photo by Emily Snitzer - more of these to come next week

Everyday there are these moments that I never want to forget. Little snippets in time where my hurts aches so badly in the best way for how full it is, for how good it all is in the here and now. It's hard though to remember it all with time moving so fast, so I almost always try and jot down those memories on little pieces of paper, or in the memo section of my phone before I forget the details. And today I thought I would compile some of my favorite recent moments here too, so you could enjoy a little bit of Henry's sunshine!

The other morning I asked Henry if he could pick out a shirt to wear for the day and looked me square in the eye and said, "Okay, babe."

Henry eating Goldfish, holding up one to me and saying, "Cheers, mama," reaching his little orange snack towards me so we could clink them together.

The other night before bed we read A Pocket for Corduroy for the first time. As we got to the part where Julie leaves Corduroy there, Hank and I notice a tear sliding down Henry's cheek...and then a moment later he's softly crying. He was mesmerized throughout the entire story, and to know he really got what was going on, and felt Corduroy's sadness at being left alone, broke my heart. It was amazing to see him feel like that, and even though I was so sad that he was sad, it made me feel happy we're raising a thinking, feeling boy. I hope he always, always knows it's okay to be sad, to cry, and to show his emotions.

A couple of weeks ago we were at my parents' house eating dinner when out of the blue Henry looks around the table at all of us and says "I'm happy," with a big smile on his face. I'd never heard him use that word before when speaking for himself, so it was an amazing surprise.

Henry will often say "come on, Mama!" when he wants to get going or play. It might not be that funny without hearing it, but nothing makes me laugh more than trying to get ready and to have this little guy saying "come onnnnnn!" with that little look on his face. I like to imagine him tapping his foot impatiently too.

Just last night while we were putting Henry down to sleep, he said "group hug, guys!" and enveloped Hank and me into the biggest hug.  I died a couple times from cuteness, right then and there.

xoxo


42 comments:

  1. I read your blog regularly and need to say: I can't believe Henry is already THAT big and clever. Can't believe he already has a sense of humor! Gosh, kids are so funny. And it's even more funny that I am a totally stranger who can kinda feel his sunshine - I'm not even a mum yet and you do know how to turn motherhood into a very appealing universe. And I can't wait to check out these new photos of him. Freakin' cute! (: xo

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  2. ^ I couldn't agree more with Maria.

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  3. I can't believe he's so funny and adorable! I wish I was old enough to start having babys and talk about how they are the cutest in the world ... but I am not, so THANK YOU for sharing those moments!!!

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  4. I feel the same way about Corduroy. I'm 25 and still have my childhood copy of the book.

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  5. aww, henry is so cute.
    i love that you are writing those little moments down to keep them forever. little moments like these are so special. i am sure he'll love to read through them when he is older too.

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  6. Oh my gosh this post made me teary! Both for your amazing sweet boy and for my own 8 month old boy who I try to soak up every day. The "I'm happy"- I would've started crying right then and there! So sweet!!

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  7. okay babe, omg he's so cute!!

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  8. Your Henry is so very sweet and smart. You're doing a great job, mom! :)

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  9. Super sweet, it's crazy how quickly time really does speed by!

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  10. hahaha soooo cute! thanks for sharing!

    xx, kara

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  11. aw Danielle.. I think this was my fave post by you. So sweet.

    "okay babe" hahaha so cute!

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  12. The part about A Pocket for Courduroy melted my heart!

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  13. OMG!!! My heart just melted!!! What a BEAUTIFUL post, amazing memories, and sweet Henry!!!
    Hugs!!!

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  14. What a wonderful and sweet boy you are raising! I cannot wait to one day experience what your are experiencing and raise a sweet and intelligent little human being, as you are! I love reading all about your days with Henry and how special he has made your life!!

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  15. I cried while reading this. Henry is so sweet!

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  16. What a sensitive little soul. Too cute. That photograph is adorable too :)

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  17. This is such a sweet post! I love the tender moments of Motherhood. So worth it!

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  18. What a cutie! I cant wait to see more photos. What a sweet post :)

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  19. Oh my goodness! What a sweetie. Motherhood is certainly amazing!

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  20. You and Hank have the most smartest and articulate little guy, ever! Reading those words makes me smile. Give Henry a big hug for me! He just made my day much more brighter! High five little man!

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  21. okay, babe!
    I think you're going to keep having a lot of fun with Henry as he develops more into him. "Kids say the darndest things" is cheesy but true. It's so fun to have them become them!

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  22. Henry is so cute. I just had my first baby (also a little boy!) three weeks ago and although I'm treasuring every moment with him now, reading about you and Henry makes me so excited for what's to come as well!

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  23. This post made me smile :) So sweet! I can't wait to see your pictures. I'm sure they are adorable!!! ♥Lindsay

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  24. Oh, these are the cutest little moments ever! It's the sweet tiny little moments that are the best, I think.

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  25. So, so, SO sweet. He's such an amazing child.

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  26. OMG my daughter does "cheers" too with whatever she has in her hand! too funny :)

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  27. Holy sweetness I want a Henry!!

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  28. These are such wonderful moments! Henry tearing up in the story is definitely my favorite. What an amazing boy you have! You are such an inspiration to me and I always think that I'd like to be a lot like you when I'm a mom.

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  29. This is so sweet. The "I'm Happy" part is possibly the cutest thing I've ever heard.

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  30. He is SUCH a sweet boy! p.s. I've been MIA for a couple weeks but I LOOOOOVE your redeisgn. So clean and beautiful!

    Kacie

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  31. I was just thinking that I need to post a blog entry about the here and now - all the little things that I will have forgotten by next week. This is a beautiful post - what a sweet little dude!

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  32. This is absolutely adorable. The "I'm happy" and him crying to Corduroy? My heart. Seriously. What a little boy he's becoming!

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  33. Oh i love it! As a mother I cherish every moment with family.

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  34. So many adorable moments!
    This is such a great idea, I think you should try to make this a monthly thing :)

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  35. The corduroy story made ME tear up a little ! I have a one year old Henry and idk if it's the same name thing but reading your blog makes me look forward to all the things ahead of us :) your Henry is so sweet

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  36. Ps your comment thing is super hard to use

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  37. So many precious moments. Thanks for sharing - and I'm sure that you'll have a great time going back and reading these one day... and so will he :)

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