Dusk

Wednesday, December 4, 2013



Not quite the blue hour...but almost. A peaceful walk with the brown dog and my little person, while said little person sang softly through our neighborhood. I'm not one to say cheesy things, but his little sing-song voice is the best most heart warming thing I've ever heard. He wakes up in the morning and does this song too, while he's waiting for us to get him up, and most of the time, I let him sing and talk his heart out for awhile before I go in there because I love listening.

And I also want to tell you, that you should always smile at babies. I have to tell you this because - well,  when we are on the train or the bus, Wesley really likes to look at people and as soon as he catches their eye he will smile away at them and usually people smile back and it makes Wesley smile even harder - but every so often, you run in to people (I think I might have been one before motherhood?) who just don't smile at babies, or acknowledge them...and when Wesley comes across one of these people he looks so confused, and a little rejected - and then my hearts breaking for him. Because can't we just keep them innocent as long as we can? Can't he just believe that everyone will smile at him and like him and that no one will ever hurt him?
Does he have to grow up and do I have to send him out in to the world? 
A lifetime of cheerios and trains and reading goodnight moon would suffice.

19 comments:

Barbara said...

Those are beautiful pictures - are they film?

I always smile at babies, i love their faces when you smile them back :) i find it so cute! I agree with you, we should keep them innocent as much as we can so they don't grow up too fast

Matthew Pike said...

Okiedokie always smile! I do a lot of the time but I kinda worry that the mum's think I'm weird. Is that wrong of me?

Buckets & Spades

brittany said...

yes yes yes!! first, dusk is my fav. sunset colors and such just never get old. and! m sings, too, and i totally agree that ohhh my gosh there is nothing sweeter!! and AMEN to the smiling at babies!!! i have thought the same exact thing!!

Tine said...

He even made my smile without seeing him... just by reading this in front of my computer <3

Lady Grey said...

awww - love what you wrote! And so true - the thought of sending them out into this big, messy world is kind of terrifying.

Katrina Sophia said...

aw sweet words! I always smile at them but I do worry what their parents feel about that..I try not to be over the top but just a little subtle smile enough to make them smile or giggle, my heart melts every time <3

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Kimia Kline said...

that is so cute about always smiling at babies! i can never help myself anyway--they put the biggest smiles on my face :)

Katherine Dowd said...

I love taking the dogs out at that time of the evening! I always smile at babies - I talk to them as well, which they seem to love.

Hollie Nickolls said...

I love it when I make eye contact with a baby and they smile. It makes me feel so good! and I'm lol'ing at Mat's comment.

E said...

Now I want to hear his soft singing, because it sound perfectly charming. Looks like a lovely time to walk.

Anonymous said...


Sweet baby. Can't wait to see him!

Mary Lou said...


Sweet baby. Can't wait to see him!

Amanda said...

this is my favorite post ever. I am a huge dork when it comes to smiling at babies and I love it when people smile at my boy!

Sally said...

Ahhh gorgeous photos! Love the light at this time of year!
I always smile a babies, sometimes maybe a bit too much, like a crazy, but I just can't help myself. They're the cutest happiest things ever!

Claire said...

i can't imagine being able to NOT smile at a baby if they are smiling at you! And I don't even particularly like babies....

rooth said...

Already a singer?! My goodness, what talent. And I am such a sucker for smiling babies and I always smile at them (lookin' like a fool)

Jane said...

this is the most beautiful hour. and i agree about smiling at babies. i'm a smiler! :)

Stacey said...

Little Ian stares. We were grocery shopping one time and he made this lady so uncomfortable because he was just looking at her very curiously. Yes to goodnight moon and snuggles and no to ever letting them face the big bad world. I try my hardest not to think about it. Beautiful pics.

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