Thursday, May 22, 2008

You're Never Fully Dressed Without One

I have been truly enjoying contemplating all of your questions, my friends. I didn't think I would be digging it this much, but you have asked some really good ones. I am working on my answers (remember my plan to turn them into a smorgasbord of posts), but in the meantime it's Thursday and that means it's time for Sincerely 'Fro Me To You, hosted by We Are THAT Family.

Bun is a very serious baby. He has mellowed considerably since his rocky early weeks, but he is still the master of the furrowed brow. And he is not even four months old. What does he even have to furrow his brow about?

But when you can get him to smile at you it is glorious. His merry eyes crinkle at the edges, and you can catch a fleeting glimpse of the little dimple in his delicious cheeks. I have decided to make it my daily goal to get him to smile as much as I possibly can. Between that and the blogging, there may be a serious downturn in productivity around here.

I'm willing to risk it. He's irresistible.



Hello, Mother! What are you doing with that camera? Are you still trying
to get that picture of me smiling? Give up now, woman. I am a rock.

I call this maneuver "Fists of Fury." Can't see me smiling if you can't see my face. Slick, right?


I call this one "The Razz."

Seriously, Mom? Are you still trying to get that picture? Why can't you admit defeat gracefully? I mean, you will never catch me smiling for the camera. Never! I am stoic. I remain unmoved. I am . . .


OKAY! I'm smiling! You win! I am powerless to resist you. That is some supercharged mojo you've got going on.



20 comments:

  1. all the kids are a good blend, but i see rob more in francie and bun and i can see you more in fiver and sally!
    : )
    i've got one that smiles like that too! (evidenced from flickr photos) we gotta enjoy it while it still exists: my 3-year old stomps her feet and declares "i'm NOT playing with you!" all the time, so that only leaves a small window...
    love you and the whole fam...

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  2. OOOhhh! So sweet! I just picked up my little one and kissed all over him--he is my best smiler, just seems to love life. As of recently he has begun to laugh out loud and can I just tell you, it is like the sound of angels!!!!

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  3. Isn't it great when you finally get that smile! Very cute!

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  4. He's so adorable. Just absolutely delicious!

    Our third (who's now almost 18 mo old) is nicknamed 'The Judge' around here. She's very contemplative and while she does smile, you must earn it.

    Thanks for playing along!

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  5. Oh, he is the cutest little guy even when he's NOT smiling! Little Brother was always a very serious infant. He made up for it later, so there's hope for Bun :)

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  6. That is a GREAT series of pictures!!

    And after that last, incredibly cute pic of Bun I've got a big smile on my face and am finally fully dressed for the day. Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Oh....baby.....must look away....He's making my womb ache!!!!

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  8. That is hysterical!!!

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  9. Adorable! What a great series of pictures! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog; just happened upon it today from We are THAT Family. I look forward to reading more about you and your "huddled masses" :)

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  10. He IS sober, isn't he? But what a cutie! Good heavens, he's growing.

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  11. Such a cutie! Those smiles are worth waiting for!

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  12. Cute!
    My daughter is seven and still is stingy with the smiles.

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  13. Oh I love those pictures...what a great post!

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  14. Oh, he is just delicious! My 2yo boy is a frowner. So cute!

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  15. Anonymous4:42 PM

    How cute is he? I don't know how you don't spend your whole day squeezing him.
    Mirabella MOM
    PS- I definitely see lots of Rob in this one!

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  16. That smile was so worth the effort! What a handsome man!

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  17. I think when they make you work so hard for the smile it makes it that much more worth it!

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  18. Ok that is too sweet, you are making my ovaries hurt!

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  19. Oh he is just the cutest little muffin ever! I want to pinch those little cheeks :)

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  20. That is a super cute smile! Definitely worth the effort.

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