Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rewind & Replay

I got red lipstick and it makes me look even paler than I already am.


I keep wanting life to stop, rewind and replay little moments with Jax. He will be fifteen months in two days and every day he changes. The other day I was standing in his doorway, watching him quietly and carefully rearrange everything in the little drawers in his armoire. I wanted to remember how he was squatting there, his tiny hands and his careful selection of things. I stood there wondering how I could possibly remember all of this- each little thing he does that makes us whisper, hurry, come look at Jax!...every time he does something that makes us clap or laugh...every time he teases us, or shares, or notices when someone is sad. I read something once where a person said they were nostalgic for the present. Perfect description. Nostalgic for the present. Just a second ago, Jax was standing by our window, looking at me. His hair is sticking up from his nap, he has a plastic ring around his wrist and another one around his foot while he walks. And I just wish that time would stop. I wish I had nothing in the world to do, but soak in every little second. And I wish that he would cuddle me. Because he doesn't cuddle much these days.

26 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet post. It must be crazy to watch your little one grow so fast, and hard to hang on to the little moments. What a wonderful time for you!

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  2. Your little one is so stinkin adorable. Love this!

    I feel you, sometimes I want to pause lifes precious moments :-) and replay them later.

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  3. I love your red lipstick. I like the dark shade of it. All of my lipsticks are really bright, but I'm thinking for fall I should try a darker shade.

    I love how you pick up on all the tiny details of your little one as he plays. These memories will always stay tucked away in your mind to recall later. :)

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  4. I hear you girl! time flies so fast!
    love your lipstick!

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  5. How sweet! Its so nice how you write about so many of these moments, it will be great to look back on each of them! And I love your lipstick :)

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  6. OoOOhhh. HOT MAMA!!! Loving the red lipstick on you!!

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  7. nostalgic for the present -- that's so good. and keeping this blog will help you to remember all those little moments!

    those red lips are looking SO good on you.

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  8. it's so wonderful to enjoy the present, and every month is so great that we want it to continue forever, then the next month they get even cuter!
    and red lipstick is looking great!

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  9. LOVE your lipstick girlie. I wear it all the time. Such a sweet post. Time goes way too fast. xoxo

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  10. You look so pretty with this lipstick! It really suits you, wear it more often!

    HippieChicPao

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  11. I love the lipstick girl. I totally get you on wanting to hold the present. Your little one is so adorable, how could you not? smothering them with kisses and hugs helps relieve some of that nostalgia, for about 5 minutes and then you have to do it again.

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  12. doll, that lipstick looks great on you! Keep it and wear it!

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  13. Cute! Loving that shade of red! I think it definitely suits you! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  14. I love that red color on you, it looks GREAT!

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  15. Loving the red lipstick!! :)
    Jax...such a sweet little boy.
    Time will most definitely fly by, but allowing yourself to enjoy and completely relish in these moments are so important, so BRAVO to you for relishing! :)

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  16. i really love the name Jax! and he's adorable. crazy how fast kids grow up.
    and i love your red lipstick!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

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  17. thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comment! you are too kind, 'cause i've got plenty to learn. your blog is beautiful, and i think the red lipstick looks lovely on you! thanks for a glimpse into the beauty that is motherhood. love your reflections re: your son :) hope you get to treasure these times as fully as possible

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  18. I think that lipstick looks fabulous on you! Those cute photos of your son bring back so many memories of my girls when they were his age. Nostalgic for the present is a perfect description! Take lots of pictures, and a video here or there to preserve these precious memories. :)

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  19. Nostalgia for the present...I love that!

    Looking good in that red lipstick.

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  20. You look really pretty! The color looks great with your complexion. :D

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love the red lip! You carry it well. And how cute is your little boy?
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  22. You look SOOOO pretty in that lipstick! :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  23. Since when is pale a bad thing? Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Kidman.... Etc. etc.... I love pale.

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  24. you look lovely with red lips! people always make comments about me being "too pale" but girllll, i think there's a way to rock it and you've got it figured out haha :)

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  25. LOVE the red lips! I'm glad you went with it, I don't think it makes you look pale! Those pictures of Jax with the rings are sooo sweet. He really is a cutie.

    perfectly priya

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  26. I think my daughter is a month older than your son, and I agree, this age is incredible. Every day my husband and I look at each other "did you teach her that??" and neither of us did, she just picks up these incredible, smart BIG KID things that blow my mind. And then I cry sometimes. But I love it :)

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