Prints of a little man

Boeta got a great present on his 1st birthday, a few months back. It was a clay-based frame, to make a mould of his one hand and foot, something to remember, something special for mom and dad when they think back to the early years.

3-DSC_0079 (2)Those little prints has now become special already, but for many reasons, some of the reasons can already be picked up in this picture a few months back. First, let us show the frames. Mom carefully worked the clay into the frame and smoothing it, while still workable.

4-DSC_0440We then lifted the little one year-old and carefully made prints, the foot was easy, but at this age the hands are not that easy. We got a hand, eventually.

5-DSC_0444It turned out fairly good and has hardened totally. It will have pride of place amongst our family photos. 2-DSC_0066

Since then those little hands got much more active and so did the rest of the little man, climbing, crawling, searching, kicking, running, building and much more. We found 2 poems to describe some of the feelings.


handprints on wall.

“Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small,
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I’m growing,
I’ll be grown up someday,
And all these tiny handprints
Will simply fade away.
So here’s a final handprint
Just so you can recall,
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.”

– author unknown –


Footprints at 6 months

So small and so sweet
Tiny toes all in a row
Catch them quick
before they grow
A keepsake we’ve created now
so when you’re big
you’ll see how
Once upon a time
they were…
your precious feet
so small and so sweet

– author unknown –


It is only 5 months later. A lot has changed in that time, from a boy who was just walking to this.1-DSC_0001

Yes, that is our coffee table!

Our nerves are being tested no end at the moment as the little man explores everything in sight and uses any method available to get what he wants to play with or explore.

09-DSC_0071We love our baby’s little prints in sort of 3D and will always cherish it.


15 thoughts on “Prints of a little man

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    Oh how fast they grow and on the twinkle of in an eye their all grown up asking for the car keys. Savior these treasured moments, listen to those new words. Keep taking those photos you need to remember those growing years. He’s so look.

    • Boeta says:

      Thanks, yes we do, one of the reasons for the blog also, keeping track of the story as he develops. It is fun for us, hopefully a few followers and eventually something he can read one day.

  2. The Pinterested Parent says:

    Oh my goodness. How adorable. That first poem just made me cry. It does go by so fast. It is incredible. It is sometimes hard to remind ourselves that we need to cherish every moment, but then you read things like this that put it in perspective.

  3. atkokosplace says:

    What a wonderful project to capture a beautiful memory. Our little ones do grow up fast. Enjoy each moment. Before you know it he will be in college! I know this as both mine have graduated college and are off in their prospective careers! It feels like just a short time ago I was doing hand prints with them! 😀

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