Monday, February 9, 2009

"finger" paints



My entry for: EXCITED



This is one of my favorite pictures of Drayden. It was also one of the first times that I realized he is an eternal optimist. I had to make a very important phone call, and television does not contain this child for more than 30 seconds. So I decided that if I trapped him in his high chair and stripped him down to his nothings and let him finger paint I would be safe to concentrate on my call. Well the call is obviously the ONLY thing I was concentrating on. This little work of art was completed in about 10 minutes. So lets picture it shall we... I had just gotten off the phone and I walk into the kitchen to find. . . the happiest little boy on god's green earth. He was so proud of himself. He actually did make a little bit of paint on the paper but he ran out of room quickly so he painted the only other thing available... himself. I swear look at that face, all I could do was grab the camera and start running a bath. I love the defining moments because when Drayden looks back on this picture, he isn't going to cry because I got mad at him, no, he will smile because I took his picture and he got a super long extra bubbly bath that turned the bubbles pretty colors. I love it when I can keep my cool.

8 comments:

Doty Family said...

Keeping your cool, provides you with some great laughs. Sometimes it's all you can do! Cute picture.

Lizzie said...

LOVE THIS! Such a great shot! Way to run with the moment and make the most of it with a sweet photo to remember always. Brilliant!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

wow! SO vibrant and he certainly looks excited.

mommaruth said...

WOW such an awesome shot!

Amanda said...

OH MY GOODNESS!

Tracy, mom2many said...

There are so many moments in motherhood when your only choices are cry, scream, or go get the camera. I'm glad you did the last.

Heather said...

this is a great photo!

Sarah said...

I just love kids at moments like these! It is just so really! He is just so happy, and proud of himself! Great picture! (All so looks like a great mess to clean up!)