My Days With James

The Arboretum and The Beauty of My Little ‘Runner’

James and I spent Monday morning at the Arboretum. I was inspired by the gorgeous photos a friend posted of her daughter over the weekend. I take tons of pictures of James, but most of the time I just use my phone. It was time to take some nice pictures. So, feeling very optimistic, we headed off to ‘Dallas Blooms’ and beautiful fields of tulips.

I know from past experience that this isn’t an easy task. James is a runner. Not just because he’s learned how to run. He’s a runner because if he sees an open space of any kind he bolts. But again, I was feeling optimistic. He’s cute, he smiles all the time, he’s wearing a vest, how hard could it be to capture a few good photos?

This was our setting. Beautiful. And the weather was perfect.

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The tulips were breathtaking.

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Every direction you looked were beautiful backdrops for photos.

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And this is what I saw.

James Arboretum

I must have hundreds of photos of the back of James’ head.

James Arboretum

I tried to anticipate his moves and run ahead of him, only to have him change his pattern and go in a different direction.

James Arboretum

If only he would look up for just a second…

James Arboretum

Most of the morning was spent just trying to keep up with him.

James Arboretum

James Arboretum

James Arboretum

James. James. James. James. James. James. James. James. James. James. James. Nope, not gonna look up!

James Arboretum

And then there’s the ground and all the fascinating things to explore there.

James Arboretum

James Arboretum

It must have been funny to watch, because at one point a complete stranger asked if he could help me.

James Arboretum

James Arboretum

I hope the moms I saw appreciate that their children walk beside them, sit or stand for a few seconds in one spot, and look when their name is called. (I witnessed this over and over!) I hope they appreciate their perfectly posed photos with smiling children. I’m slightly envious of them, but I love my pictures of James. Even though they’re all backs and profiles, this is James. This is who he is right now. My perfect little munchkin who I get to chase around. Something to be thankful for in itself. He’s my explorer. My little runner. And I wouldn’t change a thing.

James Arboretum

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5 thoughts on “The Arboretum and The Beauty of My Little ‘Runner’

  1. I read all your posts first introduced to me by James proud grandpa, John. This is by far the one I have enjoyed the most. James looks healthy and happy and the pictures are amazing. Jamie Moorhead

    • Thank you. James is doing great. He’s healthy and so happy now! He smiles and laughs all the time. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. We had a lot of fun that morning taking them.
      Alison

  2. Love love love the pictures!!!! And I had to laugh!!!! That is so typical of taking pictures of children! There was so much for James to see, he couldn’t help himself! I’m planning to go to Dallas soon, and I would love to see this place! So glad James is doing well!!!

    • I hope you get to the Arboretum on your visit. It is just beautiful. Even though there are usually lots of people there it is so peaceful. A great place to walk. And what doesn’t come through in the pictures is the amazing smell of the flowers in the air there. Just wonderful!

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