Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Gallery - A smile

This week's Gallery prompt, over on Tara's Sticky Fingers blog, was "A smile". It is in honour of the Mona Lisa Million Project which aims to raise money for charity and helping people to promote their (genuine!) websites. It is run by a former policeman and stay at home dad called Dave Fowler. Such a great idea.

So, a smile. For me, a toughie. My children are very smiley so there is rarely a picture of them where they are not smiling. And then scanning through my photos, I found a favourite picture from way back. It used to be my signature picture on quite a few discussion boards that I used to frequent so it's possible you've seen it before.


(Sorry about the quality; it was taken on our old camera).

Monkey is about 5 months old in this picture. He had a fish rattle, which became known as Mardy (tennis fans should get the joke). I came into the living room one day, having left him playing in his bouncy chair for a few seeconds and found the rattle had slipped down the front of his vest. It looked funny so I took this. Even at that age, Monkey was a little poser so smiled as soon as he saw the camera.

A cute photo, and still one of my favourites, even 5 years on.

(This is my entry for Week 28 of the Gallery at Sticky Fingers. If you get a chance, please visit some of the other entries. They are always worth it.)

30 comments:

  1. A good choice of photo! What smiley eyes - beautiful!

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  2. Oh my goodness, how cute is he? Lovely photo.

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  3. Maggy, Red Ted Art22 September 2010 at 14:02

    Aaah, bless. Very very cute indeed :-)

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  4. Please stop it with the cute babies, this woman has an aching womb

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  5. Lovely photo! x Meg had a squishy toy that she loved and we loved because her first real giggle was brought on by it!

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  6. That is one beautiful photo and I have a serious attack of broodiness on right now :)

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  7. aww, lovely photo. babies smiling is always a winner :)

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  8. Thanks Julia, he still has smiley winning eyes now, at 5.

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  9. Aw, thanks Laura. He was a cute baby, that's for sure. (He still is cute now actually...)

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  10. Thanks Emma. He certainly is. (He'd be loving this, if he knew all these people were cooing over him!)

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  11. Oops, sorry Jen. Just remember that they turn into screaming tantrumming children. ;)

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  12. Thanks Kirsty. He loved that rattle and a few other things. He needed lots of different things as his boredom threshold was low. He's still the same now.

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  13. Aww, thanks Mari. I didn't intend to set off broodiness attacks but it seems I have.

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  14. Thanks lovely. I realised it's a toothless smile and you don't get long for that really do you?

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  15. Oh he was, and I'm sure still is, an absolute cutie!
    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Gorgeous picture, no wonder it was your signature photo. :-)

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  17. There are so many cute children on The Gallery this week! This little poppet certainly knows the camera is there. Lovelyx

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  18. How gorgeous!

    I love baby pictures. There are so many about with this weeks theme that I swear I'm so broody I almost feel pregnant. It's nuts!

    Stunning photo, Kate.

    Becca x

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  19. He's a cutie alright. Shows no signs of getting less blonde either at present. Which is odd, as we are both darker haired but were blonde as kids. Thanks for your comment.

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  20. Thanks Suzie. He remains to this day a little poser!!

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  21. Thanks for your comment. He's cute now but doesn't like to admit it. ;)

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  22. Yep, lots of babbas this week. Thanks Becca.

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  23. Thanks Nickie. I can't believe how different he is now but yes, still cute. :)

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