November 16, 2009

The Family Album

Oh, the family album.

If you’re anything like me, your family album is on the computer. (Courtesy of your digital camera.) I’m working on being more organized—like printing out the pictures. But in the meantime, I enjoy scrolling through my pictures and reliving the memories.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not a person who likes to take a serious photo. If you’re a follower of MMU, I’m sure you figured that out long ago….

So, as I was going through my album, I couldn’t stop giggling when I came across these pictures I took last year. Our family was hanging Christmas lights and my little guy was adamant about helping. He REFUSED to wear his coat. It was a comfortable 20 degrees, but he decided that coats and shoes were for woosies. He wanted to be a “real man”.

I’m a mother, and we moms do not let our kiddos go out into the frigid cold without protection any more than we allow them to wear cloth diapers. Am I right?

Since my little guy wanted to be outside helping daddy with the lights, but refused to wear a coat, I improvised. I didn’t want his little body to get cold and I needed one of those body suits. Desperate times called for desperate measures. I grabbed the nearest coat in the hallway and I zipped him up.

I have never giggled more than when I watched him admire his new outfit.

Check out this cutie….

Holding still only long enough to allow me a snapshot to add to the album, he toddled off with difficulty to go help his dad with the lights.

As I was taking these pictures, several cars drove by. They drove past our house s-l-o-w-l-y.
I’d stare too if I saw a pink coat moving on its own. Seriously, where are the legs on that thing?!

I loved how he stopped to admire the lights daddy was putting up. I highly recommend the body suit thing. Just find a coat that is 10x’s their size and VOILA! They stay warm and toasty. Nor can they run too far—a bonus!

No longer content to just be an admirer, my little guy decided he wanted to help out. Waddling over to the garden with difficulty, he looked like E.T’s relative, moving as stiffly as a garden gnome without knees.

Have you even been to Disneyland and rode the teacups? Have you ever spun your cup madly, trying to get so dizzy you nearly barfed because it was so much fun? (It’s the only time I encourage myself to get nauseated.) Do you remember how tipsy you were after the ride was over, laughing as you tried to catch your balance?

Yeah, my little guy looked like a drunken teacup.

Staring forlornly at all those lights and unable to move his arms, he was determined to help dad anyway. How he was going to maneuver those gargantuan sleeves was anyone’s guess. But how could a one-year-old resist those sparkling lights?

His Christmas lights were equivalent to my chocolate chip cookie.
Temptation is for the weak—and he is SOoOoOo my son. Like a soccer ball balanced on the end of a toothpick, little dude reached down to grab a strand of lights...

The force of gravity was against him and…

Better luck this year, kiddo! :)


MommyMert said...

I love him. I think he needs me to adopt him. Interested? You get prego, and I will take this one off your hands for a bit. :) Miss you... my kids are still sick. (boo), but still hoping they will be better so we can hang out soon.

Angela said...

how fun. I'm glad you had the camera to remember this. I always seem to forget mine until it is to late.

AnnieAd said...

I actually like the 'finger up the nose' on the first pic. Adorable.
Baby Boy is also totally cute!

Heather said...

I love the floating pink coat! I can't believe he kept it on, and didn't wiggle his way out of my boys..want to trade? I love how he can bend over in half! Nice flexabilty-I'll give him a 10. Nice picture of your daughter with her pretty dress, nice hair, finger up one nostril, it's PERFECT that should go in the front room over the couch, and enlarge it to match the length of couch of course!

Amber Lynae said...

LOL That is Great Cam. I love it.

Jill said...

after i read your blog, i looked at the pictures on my computer. what i realized was, i have a lot of pictures i wouldn't ever print for a scapbook - but are still fun to look at! mom's computer that shows the picture slideshow keeps my little girls occupied for a long time. thanks for the reminder to tiptoe through the memories! kids grow WAY too fast!

Emmy said...

Lol! Too too funny.
And yes I would stop and stare if I saw that too :)

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog today. What looked like my closet, was actually my clothes rack in the office (i.e the dumping ground for all clean laundry before it goes upstairs)

All of my pictures are on the computer too. I am slowly trying to get them all printed off.. about a year behind now. I wait until they are good sales on winkflash or snapfish and then get a bunch printed.

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

You are going to Mean Mommy Hell for that one.

Can't you just wait for junior prom when you open the family album for his date?

Wendy said...

OH my that is just too funny!! Looks like ET walking there!! Those little rascals sure do have a mind of their own don't they.