I follow several photobloggers, including my partner in crime, William, at Ottawa Daily Photo....Grace at Perth Daily Photo...Bob at St. Louis Daily Photo...and London Lulu at Princeton Daily Photo (though she hasn't posted since March). I'm not a photographer, and I don't have enough to do daily posts, but I thought I might try an experiment here: a weekly photo post.
I've often thought if I had been a photographer, I'd specialize in nature photography: weather, birds, animals, trees--that sort of thing. So most of the stuff I'll be posting here will be nature shots.
But for today, I'm going with another favorite subject: my son Collin. These photos are by no means professional, or even on par with my favorite photobloggers, but I love them because they remind me of what a happy child Collin was. He rarely cried and has almost never been sick in all his 35 years (I still ask him when the mothership is coming back for him!) He was usually smiling, happy, laughing. My dad often said if people who were happy were healthier,Collin had to be the healthiest kid on the planet.
Like I said, he was almost never sick....
In the first photo, he was just a baby. It took very little effort to make him laugh.
He was almost a year old in the second shot, and we were beginning a long trip by bus from San Bernardino, California, back to St. Louis. By the time we reached our destination, Collin was the only one still smiling!
The third one was taken at Six Flags. It was his school picnic. I had to fly to Washington DC for the American Booksellers convention afterward. He was happy, as usual. I had a few bruises from changing clothes under a blanket in the car.
The last one was taken when we stopped for lunch at the IHOP where he worked at that time. From what I understand, Collin has an issue with masking sure his customers had enough condiments--or something like that. His co-workers kept putting condiments on our table until....