Thursday, March 12, 2009

Portrait of a Toddler

Dirty blond hair
with a bow in it
wisps fall gently.

Eyes often squint
look down when unsure
shy and silly.

Always dirty
dried Dora yogurt
fights cleanliness.

Playdoh, crayons,
markers, chalk, pencils,
paper and paint.

Always busy
independent now
cries when helped.

"Thank you Mama."
"I want some more now."
"It is mine. Mine!"

Skips, prances, twirls,
never a straight path
turns around JUMPS.

Chocolate, pretzels,
blueberries, apples,
turkey and bread.

A toddler's life
is simple portrait
to paint and love.



Now it's your turn
take a picture and
paint a portrait.

50classy comments:

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

so beautiful

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

So adorable.... :)

Leslie said...

Love that picture, so adorable!

Managed Chaos said...

You're a poet too...does your talent never end?!?! Seriously. This is a precious portrait of your little Fifi.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

If I were the creative type, I'd get the photo and poem printed, matted, framed and hung in a heartbeat!

C ♥ said...

Shes gorgeous!!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love those legs! I want to bite them (but you know - in a good way). I am poetry writing-challenged so I'm extra impressed by this lovely little tribute. She's a doll.

Chelsea said...

I love the boa! She is adorable.

katydidnot said...

i just looked at all your photos. they are simply remarkable. you have an amazing talent. this one is especially wonderful. lucky children that you've captured them so well.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Truly wonderful. It is obvious you love writing, you do it so well.

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Two words: Fabulous post.

ok, 2 more: PRECIOUS Fifi!

Shellie said...

I love that! I had a portrait done of my kids and just posted it but I didn't write a nice poem:)

Kaci-Ellyphant said...

Awwwh that was so cute!! :)

Vicky said...

Love that photo.

Krystyn said...

Oh, that is just precious!

I'm pretty sure mine would not even hold a candle to that!

MIT Mommy said...

Nice. Definitely time for a poem. It has been awhile.

Flea said...

That's gotta be one of the cutest photos EVER. :)

Becky said...

I can't stand how adorable toddlers look in tights! It's almost a shame to ever cover those legs in a dress, isn't it? So cute! Thanks for sharing!

PunkyBean said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Jeni said...

So cute, so precious. I have a question for you now though. When it comes to saying "It's mine. Mine." Does the voice rise with each word and the final "Mine." come out as a scream or a shout -or were my kids just plain loud?

Hailey said...

Precious!

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh my Lord I want to gnaw on those pudgy little legs - so stinkin' cute!

Kel said...

Precious!
~K

Hockeyman said...

That is a GREAT picture!

Jessica said...

Precious!

I LOVE Fifi's bow!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful! You're so gifted with words!

Kat said...

Awesome. I love it. :)

Becca said...

Absolutely Darling!

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

So so cute!! What a wonderful way to illustrate it!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Precious!!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, how cute & sweet.

Blessings From Above said...

This is beautiful! You should seriously frame the poem and picture together.

Kari said...

Oh my!! love the poem and the picture!!!!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

My ovaries jump start every time I see a little girl in tights! I think its my uterus's way of saying "try one more time for a girl." Then my brain says "WHAT ARE YOU NUTS???"

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Wow! Very nice. I love that pic.

zandor said...

That was a great post. The picture is adorable.

Rachel said...

I love the picture and the poem. What a wonderful way to remember your daughter at this age. I'm inspired to try it, but don't want to plagiarize!

Rachel

Laura said...

Oh My - how beutiful! Love it!

Clare said...

so sweet, love the picture!

Kelly said...

I don't know how you can live with all that cuteness!! I could eat her up.

Tara R. said...

So sweet...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love this picture....she is too stinkin cute!!

Lisa

Scary Mommy said...

What does one even say to that??
Perfect!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Such an adorable post and the photo is so percious!

amy said...

she is so cute. i want to pinch those cheeks. the poem was wonderful.

April said...

That was beautiful!

the planet of janet said...

absolutely beautiful. the photo AND the words.

Crystal D said...

How do you ever get anything done? If Fifi was in my house I would spend all day kissing those cheeks. She is really getting big! Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but she seems to have shot up.

Sarah Robbins said...

That is adorable!

Elisa said...

You are absolutely right, this is the quintessential capture of a toddler!

 

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