Friday, February 3, 2012

Linked | Sleep and the Big Blue Blanket


What is it with us moms and our sleeping babies? No, he’s not a baby any longer; but like so many other moms feel, he’ll always be my ‘baby boy’. So how could I deny the  rare opportunity capture the sleeping boy one afternoon.

I love these quiet moments when all is well with the world. When I just look at him and sigh.

He came home from school this day, asked for a snack and announced he was going to take a nap. A nap that lasted almost 3 hours. A nap that doesn’t happen often.

A nap cocooned in his Big Blue Blanket.


I bought the blanket on clearance at Target ( I love Target) to use as a throw blanket for our old, beloved blue sofa right before Harrison was born.
I think we love that sofa almost as much as our blue rocking chair. Maybe because it’s one of the first pieces of furniture we purchased as a married couple. You would start to think we’re hoarders or have a thing about the color blue. No, not really… on either count.

Harrison didn’t have a comfort item when he was tiny which was quite challenging. Until he discovered the Big Blue Blanket. (as it is now called) around two-years-old. The blanket has not been very far from him ever since. It’s even made several appearances on the blog and flown half way across the nation multiple times over the last couple years.

I know the days are numbered for both the ‘boy’ as he is now and the blanket… which is starting to show it’s wear - not unlike an much-loved stuffed animal.

In the mean time, there he lay, on the sofa, sound asleep, happily wrapped in his Big Blue Blanket.  Perfect, beautiful, peaceful.


I love these sweet quiet moments…


I still remember the day I noticed those freckles appear and I LOVE those little eyelashes. Sigh.


Such a peace to this sleeping boy.

Of course then he wakes up and it’s ‘Game On!’ once again.

Never a Dull Moment.


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Carla said...

I love the photos -- the last one especially. The eyelashes and freckles. . . to die for. I still have my blanket from when I was little. There's something to be said about a good blanket. :)

Heather M. said...

these are such great shots! i can't believe he had a 3 hour nap on the couch! and that last shot is absolutely gorgeous! just love it.

tracy said...

amazing how they can still look so little wrapped up in a blanket... love the close up of his face.

Naomi said...

oh so sweet! Love those lashes! No matter how old, I think watching kiddos sleeping is the best. Great captures :)

Just Rhonda said...

wow those eyelashes are amazing!!!!

Tracey said...

Rose these are perfect. His eyelashes, the way he is tucked up in the couch. Makes me want to cozy up!

stacey said...

OMG the eye lashes!!!!

Rose said...

those eyelashes, I know, huh!

Arizaphale said...

Those freckles. *sigh*

Heidi said...

My kids have always loved their blankets and haven't outgrown them yet, and my oldest are 11 and 12!

And I love the shot of the eyelashes - that is one thing I noticed too when snapping pictures of my sleeping kids - how long their eyelashes were!

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