I can’t believe the day is here, my little man turns five! It’s crazy to think how time flies, even more so when you watch your children grow. This year makes me a little sad though, because this is the year my son goes into kindergarten. It’s a good thing don’t get me wrong, but for some reason I feel like I am losing my little baby. Day by day my little man starts growing into a young man and I don’t know if my heart can take it. I just want these moments to last forever. I remember I use to worry about my son sleeping in our bed, and now I cherish everyday he chooses to sleep with us, because it’s at night when he’s asleep where he still looks like my little baby. I cherish every hug, every kiss, and every time he still needs his mama, because I know as he gets older there will be a day where I am longer his center of his world. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready for that day, but today I’m just thankful. Thankful for another wonderful year to watch my son grow older. So today I am sharing these beautiful portraits we took with our son and our dog for his 5th birthday. Thank you so much Alexis from Candid Kids Photography for capturing my son so beautifully. I will cherish these photos forever.
There’s no bond like the bond between a boy and his dog. When Alexis offered to take photos of Jayden and our dog Rotel I immediately said yes. This age is a magical age between Jayden and Rotel. Rotel will always be his first best friend who showed him what unconditional love and friendship is about.
We adopted Rotel when Jayden was one. You can read more of Rotel’s adoption story here. They have been inseparable since day one. Rotel is the best dog we could have ever wished for. He loves children and has so much patience and energy to keep up with them. Nothing makes him happier than being around Jayden. Jayden always shares his meals and treats with Rotel. He even came up with the game “Dog TAG” where he entices Rotel with a treat to chase him around the house. It’s the cutest thing, watching these two, from playing tag, wrestling, to playing every sport, and ninja fighting game you know, these two are inseparable.
I know fifteen years down the road when Jayden misses his best friend he will always have these photos and memories to cherish. I can’t help but think dogs are special guardian angels sent from heaven to look after us. Rotel is definitely one of them.
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Photos by Candid Kids Photography