Posted by toadstar on 5:41 PM

Pictures Of My Boy:

I took these pictures by placing the camera on the ground and just kind of shooting blindly. I like the way that they came out, especially the one below. They both have a kind of Shift-Tilt Effect going on which I rather like. Also the two of them make a nice diptych in the first one it shows him getting bigger and more independent, walking away from his daddy. The second one has him looking back and holding on to the pole like he's looking back at me to keep him grounded.

Ever since Lucas was born I have enjoyed taking pictures of him that emphasize his smallness. It's amazing how he can look both so small and so big in the blink of an eye. I'll watch him nurse and see how his body covers most of mommy and he looks so big and then in the next second I'll see him standing next to the table and marvel at how small he is. I guess that in the next couple of blinks he'll be grown and I'll wonder how he was ever so small.

Posted by toadstar on 5:20 PM
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand:

Lucas has come a long way since Christmas. I remember him seeing Heidi hold his new cousin for the first time. He just stopped what he was doing, looked at his momma and turned around and walked off, as if to say "I am not dealing with this, when I get back, that baby had better be out of your arms."

Needless to say, when we found out the next day that Heidi was pregnant, we were worried about how Lucas would handle another baby around the house.

Then Heidi's sister gave birth to twin girls, and Lucas was excited about it. He loves to touch them and kiss them and hug them. He was even okay with them sharing Heidi's lap.

To see him being sweet to his cousins, holding their little hands (see above) and seeing him patting momma's growing tummy, calling out to his brother and trying to share with him (apparently Logan can see through Heidi's belly button) makes me a whole lot less worried about this baby. I think that Lucas will be a good big brother.

Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas