Sunday, April 27, 2008

Best Shot Monday Swinging High!

Harrison loves to swing - high. And fast.
He runs hard, plays long and rarely runs out of energy.
In fact, he often says, "Mommy, I have my energy!"


He is a true adventurer and he stretches me to be one, too. I don't want to pass on my limitations to him. I try not to. I actually get excited about nature walks, visiting botanical gardens, taking hikes and finding bugs with him. When we went to the zoo on Thursday and he insisted on seeing the spider exhibit. (Surely I would have passed this up otherwise - my friend and her daughter sat it out.)

I remained excited and and enthusiastic for him. We took pictures of the big tarantulas and as we left the exhibit Harrison informed me that he wanted a pet spider to hold in his hand and get tickled by it's hair; and keep it cozy and warm. (Needless to say, that can happen when he's a teen and and can care for it himself.)

"How about a fish first?", I offered.

Tracey over at Mother May I asked what makes my heart skip a beat - why Harrison in all his pure little-boy goodness, of course! I had to add this picture from the zoo of just his cute little legs, busy playing, wearing "my" favorite light-up "blue big-boy shoes!" - as he puts it.

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails,
And puppy-dogs' tails;
That's what little boys are made of.

Head over to Tracey's to see more Best Shot Monday pictures!

16 comments:

HipMomma said...

I love the sun in that. Kinda gives him more energy. Great shot.

Blueberry said...

great shots!!

the swing is bean's favorite right now too!

Jaimee said...

I LOVE that first shot - great job1 And those "big boy shoes" are so cute!

susiej said...

He looks "'grounded" and so confident. Awesome.

Megan said...

love the sun in that first one! little kid legs are always so adorable :)!

Vered said...

Those photos are so REAL.

"I don't want to pass on my limitations to him. I try not to." I can totally relate to that. I have two girls... they are not super adventurous, but they are definitely more so than I will ever be. I do my best to go along and not pass on my fears/ reservations to them. I want them to ENJOY life.

kim said...

both of those pics are great!!!! I love that swing shot.

kara said...

Holy cow - great shot. Very inspiring!

Maggie said...

Wow! I think that first shot might be one of my favorites ever - I love it!!

emily said...

Those are both great shots - I particularly love the one on the swing.

Christina said...

That's one of the best things about motherhood, isn't it? How it stretches us and encourages us to try new things, for their sake! I LOVE the first shot, great sunflare and so FREE!

Dawn said...

I love the shots, both of them! The swinging shot with the blue sky is just beautiful.

carrie said...

Great Shots! Every once in awhile I lament that we will never have a little boy...today would be one of those days.

Phyllis Sommer said...

i love that swinging shot. aren't boys great!?

Brittany said...

aww! I love them all! so sweet!

Maya said...

Awesome perspective on both the shots!!!!