Photo-a-Day 2014: Day 30

This is a personal project I commence in January where I take a photograph of my children each day. This exercise stretches me as a photographer, as a mother, and as a journalist. This is my 3rd year on this project and I hope to continue it as the years pass.
Day 30
My heart skips a beat when I look at images like these of my baby.  He's so sweet and cuddly and young and innocent.  He reminds me that I have a great responsibility, rearing and raising him and his brothers and sister.

I'm blessed beyond measure to be his mommy: to give him post-nap snuggles, to sit with him while he drinks his milk, to wipe his mouth after eating a bowl of soup, to read him book after book, to give him baths, to change his diaper, to keep him warm, to wash his Froggie, to keep TRACK of his Froggie, to teach him what's hot and what is not, to show him when to run and when to walk, to teach him how to go slow on stairs, to guide his heart when he feels like hitting, to swat his bottom when he throws a tantrum, to turn on John Deere tractors and cuddle on the couch at least twice a day, to simply love...

This baby of mine is quickly growing out of the baby phase.  Mallory corrected me today when I referred to him as my baby.  She said "Mom, he's not a baby anymore!  He's a TODDLER!".  I decided NOT to correct her in this and let her THINK she was right in her classification of him.  But, even though she might be a *smidge* right, she's WRONG when she said he's not a baby anymore...because he will ALWAYS be MY baby.

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