He needs to stop growing…like, yesterday

It has become a bit of a tradition for me to take Landon to a quiet section of Clearwater beach and take a few pictures of him. Because we usually go to Florida in July, this means that I have gotten a nice sequence of pictures of his growth. And after looking at them, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to find a way to slow down time or maybe even stunt his growth, because dangit, it’s just moving way too fast.

Remember when he didn’t do anything but eat the sand?

THEN - He was 7 months old and enjoyed immensely the taste of sand.

Six months

 This year he wanted to do nothing but roll in the sand.


Remember when he liked to lay on his belly and feel the cool sand and water on his body?

sexy landon

He still likes to do that, although at two and a half I thought it might be inapporpriate to do so naked.


For some reason he still likes to show crack at the beach.




Two and a half

Landon, or Captain Sassypants as I’ve taken to calling him, has changed a lot in the last year. He is speaking full sentences, has developed a love for potty words, is a total goof and is falling comfortably into the role of the “free spirit.” He’s happy and funny and always good for a laugh. We recently got his hair cut much shorter than I anticipated and while it looks cute, I must confess that I’m not crazy about it. It is far too serious a haircut for such a crazy little boy.

Mostly, though, I just wish he’d slow down. I see no reason for him to grow up so quickly. I keep telling him that and he continues to defy me. We’re gonna have to do something about that…

Six months

Six months


He is one handsome little boy.





  1. Those third borns definitely enjoy their “free” spirit! Love love love the 2 1/2 year old bootie crack pic! Priceless!

  2. So precious….I hate it that they all grow so fast too. He really tickled me the way he loved on baby Caleb. You are blessed!

  3. He is so cute, Kelli!