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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The many faces of our little man...

Well, I've been trying all week to get a good photo shoot with Connor. But, it would seem that he doesn't like to cooperate with contrived scenarios. For example, the first time I caught him smiling on camera was not because I set it up and had some fun toys to make him smile. No, that never worked. What happened was, he decided he wanted to be in a good, smiley mood, and I had to run and get the camera. Now, all this week, when I've found the "perfect" place to do a quick little shoot, Connor has been asleep, or grumpy, or hungry. Today, I "forced" it for a few minutes -- put him in his boppy chair on the table. (No worries -- he was supervised the whole time). Well, 20 shots later, he was done -- grumpy -- and this was the best picture I could get:



I mean, don't get me wrong. It's cute and everything, but it's not *star* quality. I mean, I gotta win this contest! :) So, this evening when Ron and I were having dinner, Connor was in his swing and started smiling contagiously. I grabbed the camera and started shooting (yes, even with the swing in motion, I got some great ones!). Now, IMO, *these* are star quality... You'll notice Elmo in the picture. Connor, however, is not smiling at Elmo, he's smiling at himself, since this is an Elmo mirror... (See way below). Yes, our boy is very egotistical. I put a mirror behind his carseat for me to be able to see him through my rear-view. Every time we put him in the car, he smiles at himself uncontrollably. I have this fun mirror book -- always makes him smile. So, of course, the Elmo mirror did the trick.

Here are the many expressions of my little star, Connor. Help me pick the best one to enter into the contest. :)

























I tried to capture his point of view, but that was a bit trickier.... He would watch himself, then smile, then watch, then smile... here's what he saw:


What a fun boy! :)

6 comments:

M Edwards said...

Those are great photos! I vote for the "Ecstatic" photo. I like the angle and the view of his face and it's cute the way he's holding his hands.

Lindabee said...

HOW CAN I PICK JUST ONE!!??**

Lindabee said...

My favorites for expression are
Anecdotal, Sarcastic, Smug, Skeptical,
and content

Mr. Wendel said...

I have to wonder what you're doing to the poor child to terrify him...

imbritney said...

Megan -> thankyou! I like that one, too...

Mom -> OK, just for you, you can pick 5. Oh, wait! you already did. Way to narrow it down. :)

Wendel -> it's ACTING. that's the point! Sheesh!

Becky and the Boys said...

I vote for the jovial one - so sweet!