Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Zachary Cannon Painter


The thing is, I know that one day I'll look back at these pictures and be shocked at how little he looks. I'll see a baby face and a full set of baby teeth. I'll be transported back to the days where Ninja Turtles and sidewalk chalk made for a perfect afternoon. But as it stands now, I can hardly comprehend how big my firstborn is. He looks so grown up, ready for school, ready for friends and new adventures. I'm filled with this overwhelming (overwhelming!) gratitude to be his mother. As much as I sometimes wish for him to stay my little guy forever, I'm comforted knowing that I've really, really enjoyed these years we've had together. I've tried my hardest to be present in the moment. And, I am confident all the years ahead of us will be equally wonderful.

11 comments:

Lora said...

agreed-he is looking so big. He's such a handsome little guy! I can just see it now, kissing tag on the playground. Oh the stories you'll hear!
xo

Claire said...

Seriously love this kid. Seriously hoping he marries Ruby.

Christy said...

such a good looking kid you have. love that little smile. i can't believe he is starting school. that must be so surreal!

Janet Johnson said...

Handsome boy! He is getting big. And great pictures.

K2 said...

I can remember coming to see him in your first house in Liberty (near Liberty) and he was so cute then. Now he looks so grown up. You and David are such wonderful parents! Love you guys!

meg said...

He is gorgeous and I'm hoping that lovin feeling a momma has for her boy only gets better each year. (although I predict a slight dip at about 13) I hope you do something cute with the cute pics.

Kevin & Ashley said...

Awwww great photos of Zach! He is growing up fast!!!

Nicole said...

Such a grown up guy! I can't believe he'll be entering kindergarten! Wow!

And love that smile!

Whit said...

Look at that faaaace!! Look at those baby teeeefers!! Precious.

Jill Revell said...

He really does looks so grown up! I was looking back at that picture we took of the kids sitting outside your apartment on the wall right after the hurricane and he looks so small! I think he was only 3 1/2 then. CRAZY!

Isaura said...

such a handsome, sweet boy. are you just gonna miss him when he goes to school??? you are a sweet mama.