Don't you just love when you get those few moments when you really see your child light up? I am telling you to watch Joe is one of my favorite things to do. The boy just sparkles. I am pretty convinced that is one of the reasons I told David it'd be okay to leave Gabe with Mimi and Papa and we would take Joe, just Joe, to Indianapolis for the weekend. We took him to see a Pacers game and Star Wars in Concert.
He is so much like me in the fact he is not easily impressed and almost a little boring!! When we surprised him one afternoon with a trip to Disney he really didn't flinch. In fact, he said, "Oh, I wanted to go to the hockey game." But when he is in love like he is with music I knew Star Wars would be a sure bet. I think I watched him the entire time. I couldn't take my eyes off him. Don't you just love those moments!
Speaking of gifts, for the past umm..say 7 years (since Joe was a baby) I have wanted one painting. I have asked every year for it. I call it the BarberShop painting. It hung in a restaurant here in Fort Wayne that has since moved locations. It was painted by George McCullough who has also since died. So good luck finding it this year David!!
Joe was named after both his great grandfathers and both were barbers. I need that painting. It is so Joe. When I see it, it pulls me back to the days I'd go to my grandpa's shop and beg for candy, or the times he would sneak a dollar bill into my pocket. I love that man and I love that painting for flooding me with so many memories. David on the other hand does not like it, and that is his excuse for never buying it. Ya, an excuse for 7 years but guess what, I love it and am still hoping for it to show up someday.
And now for a NEWS BULLETIN:
I am sorry I have not had comments on the past few days. I love reading the comments, as I am sure you do also. We thought it would be a great and fun idea to have a Photo Love contest…with the understanding that art is a very subjective thing. What I did not expect was hurtful comments to be left on my blog about some of the photographers who were involved. They certainly didn’t deserve that. I leave myself open for criticism and know we all don’t see eye to eye. But when it comes to criticizing others on my blog I just don’t find it necessary and would ask that everyone respect others feeling when you are leaving a comment.
But on a much more positive note, Lynette and I are off to Peru tomorrow for a week to go over the 2010 Spring and Fall Lines….. So excited and its supposed to be warm which makes it all that better.