Tuesday, March 30, 2010

black and white Wednesday

'See things from the boys point of view.' ~ Robert Baden - Powell

(Will told me he was drawing a picture of a race track)

Last Friday I spent the afternoon with my favorite 4 year old in the whole world, my son Will. He doesn't have preschool on Fridays, so I let him pick something that he'd like to do. Just him and me. This time it was going to one of his favorite parks. I took many snapshots...and yes, I do take snapshots. :) In fact I take pictures of my kids almost every day.

Will is ALL boy and it's not hard to see that I think. And being a busy 4 year old, he loves water of any kind and throwing rocks, and the bigger the splash in the water the better. If you look closely you can see he got a couple of leaves in with this rock. He's got a pretty good arm on him...you never know, maybe he'll play baseball someday.

After many trips down the slide, drawing pictures in the sand, swinging, playing on the see-saw and all that rock throwing, he took a little rest. And he smiled sweetly for me. In the last few months I've seen him change from a toddler to a little boy. My funny, smart and loving son ...William is always a bit of sunshine in my day.

(He loves his blue rain boots and wears them pretty much every single day.)

You know I loved these images very much in color, and I wasn't too sure how they'd turn out in black and white and now I'm thinking I like them this way also. :)
Please hop over to Lisa's blog for more black and whites and Happy Wednesday!

the long road

30 kind words:

Mom2Isabel said...

Love them, Gail!
THe texture, the energy, the "boy-ness" of them.
So much fun to see the other side of the coin.

(Mom to a 4 year old girl)

: )

Life with Kaishon said...

These are really adorable Gail. Honestly so sweet. What wonderful images of your days : )

Maybe you will pick one and enter it tomorrow at www.communalglobal.blogspot.com

The picture contest is going to be so fun and the prizes are awesome!

Dita said...

I see Will growing before my eyes too these past few months. He is all boy, that's for sure...but that smile of his is ALL CHARMER!

Happy Wednesday!

Super Mommy said...

There's my favorite boy in the whole-wide-world! How lovely you can spend some quality time with Will on Friday, I'm sure he loves his alone time with you! So, he wears rainboots and you wear track shoes (to keep up with him) right? LOL...you have one sweet boy there. I love these photos, especially the one of him drawing his race track! These are perfect black and whites Gail!

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

It looks like you and Will had a great little outing. Boys and throwing rocks in the water - it doesn't get much better for them, does it?

I hope you are having a great week!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Will's personality sure shines through in these images! You have captured Will and the outing beautifully.

I always look forward to your posts, Gail.


PS. Will you be doing Friday Fav's this week? Hope so!

Karen said...

These are really delightful photos that so beautifully illustrate some precious "boy time".
I LOVE that smile of his!

Enjoy the rest of your week-hopefully you are getting some of this wonderful warm Spring weather!

Anonymous said...

Love the action you can see in these pictures! Definitely sweet and lovable :)

Debbie said...

They are great in black and white! Will is too cute and I love the picture of him throwing the rocks and leaves :)

Love Letters To China said...


Will is just the quintessential little boy. I love the photo of him throwing the rocks and leaves into the water. I can so see my little Liam doing the same (he too is such a "boy"). Your pictures don't even require a narration on your part, they speak volumes on their own.

Happy Wednesday!


Jboo said...

Great photos! He sure does look all boy and all sweetness too!

Have a great Wednesday!


JinXiu said...

what great photos. He certainly is all boy in every wonderful way. love the energy of the photos

Two Kayaks said...

Sometimes I gravitate to one picture over the others, but all of these photos are so amazing. Lovely!

Wanda said...

Awh...this is my favorite kind of day. Just one on one, letting the kiddos do exactly what their little heart's desire. And bonus, we get to share in it!

Love these "snaps". The feel, the angles and especially that sweet face!

The Sanders Family said...

I can tell the fun you both had just through the photos. You captured your boy's curiosity and need for adventure perfectly! Great photos, and such a little cutie you've got :)

Kayce said...

Those are great pictures Gail!! I love all the natural elements and how they add more definition to the pictures. Beautiful!!

Four was my favorite age with Jacob and he too wore his black and red rain boots everywhere, along with the rest of his fireman get up! LOL!!

Enjoy your Fridays with your boy.

Sephysmomma said...

Great Pictures! I really like the second one. I love when little boys play and get down and dirty.

Stephanie said...

Nice pictures! Very cute kids :)

kerri said...

Love these shots Gail, it is so wonderful that we can start enjoying the parks and the beautiful outdoor once again.
Happy Easter...

Bow Lee Nah said...

I love the honesty energy and playfulness that radiates from little boys :) He is precious. Great shots too!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What a sweet little man you have there and what a fun day at the park with Mom!
Yes, at 4 you really start to see the change of leaving toddlerhood! Actually 4 is my favorite age for all my kids!!

Lisa said...

What great pictures! Your so lucky to have a son.

I posted about my son today soon.

Marla said...

What a cutie, I have a feeling that he and Jack would get along famously. Great b&w's!

Katy said...

Great photos! Looks like its never boring at your house with all the fun boys can get into :)

Donna said...

Love them all! But that top one (on the slide) is my fav. I love how the white blends into the background color of your blog. Pretty! My kids never tired of sliding and swinging. Simple pleasures!

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Kim said...

like always.. Loveit..
Wills smile is soooo GREAT..
Have a great week...

Kim said...

Great pictures of your little guy! It looks like he kept you busy on our outing.

I also read your previous post! Congrats on starting your own photography business. I am in the same boat, just got a new camera and it has become my favorie hobby. I am taking my first photography class on Monday I can't wait!

Ellie said...

What fun! Your little Will reminds me so much of my oldest when he was that age - ALL BOY! My 13 year old could still throw rocks in water all day long . . . and he does play baseball!

These are wonderful in b&w - they have that timeless feeling of a boy playing as boys have done since the beginning of time!

Amy said...

Aww, that last one is too cute! His smile just lights up his whole face.

ED Blogger said...

Hi Gail,

Your children are amazing! The photos you took really captures their emotions.

By the way, I'm Li owner of an online store for girl's dresses. I have Chinese dresses and suits that Will and Grace will surely look great on them. We are also having our PHOTO and REVIEW CONTEST which you can join if you wish

Thank you so much for your time.

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