Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. ~ Fran LebowitzThis little cutie is my youngest neighbour L, and he's working on those eating skills at a back yard barbecue.
Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~ Not Your Average DictionaryL's older brother T is quite the young acrobat. He was busy burning off energy while L and the rest of us were still feeding our faces.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~ Phyllis DillerThis is Winston. His parents were hosting the barbecue and he decided to be in charge of dessert.
If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says "keep away from children." ~ Susan SavannahWinston's adorable baby sister, Lily who probably has the most expressive face on the planet.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years. ~ Mark Twain.This group of young teens caught my eye simply because of the way they seem to remain in shadow, mostly, despite how the late day sun was illuminating the willow behind them.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. ~ Bill CosbyThis adorable trio was bopping their way along the path one sunny Saturday evening. The little guy on the right was snapping his fingers. His untucked brother got a big kick of of that, while their older sister looked suitably disinterested and dignified.
The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~ Lane OlinghouseThis little sweetie was busy climbing on logs and poking in the dirt. The colours of her clothing looked particularly bright in the saturated sunlight but nothing was brighter than her little face.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. ~ Robert OrbenWhen she was done playing, she hopped up on her colour-coordinated bike and escorted her grandfather home.
A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad. ~John Andrew Holmes
This is a scheduled post. I'll be away from my own computer for a few days but I'll still have occasional access. In other words, my visits will be even more sparse than they've become recently. But I'll be enjoying my days, camera in hand. And hopefully you'll be enjoying the resulting photos, somewhere down the road.