Monday, May 24, 2010

When trying to think of a "fingerprint" themed photograph of one of my kids, several came to mind. I've taken hundreds of pictures of their tiny toes, thousands of pictures of little sticky hands- but in the end, this one will always be the most magical.

It was sometime last summer, when Eleanore still had a little bit of curl left in her pigtails. We had gone on a long walk with our neighbors, and wandered over to what we call "the frog park". There are several parks here on base, all with different nicknames. This particular park, happens to have a frog rocking spring toy (you know, the animals that you sit on, with the handlebars, that go back and forth back and forth?), hence the name.

The more she played, the brighter her cheeks got.

On the side of the toddler sized playground equiptment, was a mirror. While running past it, in all hopes to save the princess who was locked away in the tower, she stopped dead in her tracks, completely infatuated with her own reflection. "Who is this beautiful girl?" she asked herself. She studied the bends and folds in her arms and legs, watched herself laugh- laughing at nothing other than the sound of her previous giggle, and just as she was about to whirl away and take the castle by storm ...a simple touch of her reflection, just to make sure she couldn't walk through to the other side.

What a magical world, inside that mirror.

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Chana May 24, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Oh how beautiful! Look at that thick lush hair of hers!!! Her face still had the lingering "baby-ness" that seems to go away around 3. For real...this is just so amazing.
PS- If we did live close to each other...and you could come to Sophie's party...can you at least have a glass of punch for goodness sake? I was dying thinking of you sitting watching everyone with frosting in their teeth and you couldn't have one morsel! Haha! Thanks for the sweet comments about her party...and my hair:)

Hundy & Undy May 24, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

Aw, I love that story and the photo. :)

We have a frog park here. It is called such because of the 4 or 5 frog statues of varying size. Our dog Chuck barked and growled at one of the larger (like 2ft tall) frog statues on his first encounter. hehe

(PS it's onama/sam! hehe)

CourtneyKeb May 24, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

The innocence and the sweetness combine in this picture to make MAGIC!

Your little goldie locks is such a pretty little princess for sure!

Bombdigity May 24, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

aaawww what an awesome picture!!

beka May 24, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

love that picture. :) Her cheeks are do darn cute!

Hobocamp Crafts May 24, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

Look at those gorgeous tendrils! But then I see her with the bob and think that is the most perfect hair ever. Eleanore just has one of those faces- she can sport anything and in 20 years she'll be thrilled to bits about that xo

Yellow House May 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

That is an incredible photo! Eleanore is absolutely adorable. I loved your yellow photo too!

They call me mommy... May 24, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

What a super sweet picture! I still can not decide on mine! Too many to choose just ONE!!

Colleen May 24, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

This picture kind of boggles my mind. I keep looking at it, trying to figure out how the swirlies around her finger happened. It's a wonderful picture. Love the rosy cheeks.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife May 24, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

I am LOVING this photo. So sweet...I love the magic of it! = )

Christina May 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM  

That is so cool! Before reading your whole post I was wondering how you got the picture to do that! Then I understood. :) A sweet memory indeed.

The Paper Mama May 25, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful photo. Love the story too! You're so good.

hybridhopes May 26, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

reminds me of the time warp deallies in donnie darko...

Memoirs of a Mental Mind June 24, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

Amazing picture. I have no idea how you did that unless u used Photoshop. :)

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