Monday was a day off of school and J and I spent it together.  Didn’t do anything super special, just some errands and hanging out together. 

One of the things we did was to take some photos over at the regional park (yesterday’s photo of me and these I’ve got today).  The whole wearing the ski goggles thing comes from a photo we saw in a snow boarding magazine that he wanted to try to imitate – the guy was wearing a beanie cap with his hood up and his goggles.  It was an ad for the goggle company.


You may remember that last week I mentioned that there are some hard parts to parenting right now, but these photos show what is so good right now too.  A young man who is very enjoyable to be with but possibly takes himself a bit too seriously, giving me an opportunity to giggle a bit at him.  Thus the appearance of deep frowns that he mistakes for looking all grown up and serious. 


This last photo is the one I really love – he got caught up in conversation and was not so focused on creating a particular look for the photos.


This photo represents the J I spend time with most of the time.  It brings to my mind his humor, his joy, and his loving care for others. 

Those first three photos remind me that he is just barely 13, and he’s still trying to figure out what it is to be grown up.  Gotta love it!

I’m joining is with Ruralality  and on Thursday Favorite Things.  See what you think – click on the links.

Categories: Black and White Conversions, Daily life, Family Fun, Favorite things Thursdays, J, Outdoors, Photography, Winter | 7 Comments

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  1. Pat

    The expressions in the first ones are so typically 13…trying to look older, tougher, manlier… I’m glad that he is still a delight.

  2. Joanne diochon

    I remember those days with my kids, when it was practically a sin to be seen smiling in a photo,
    well except for my daughter who preferred not to have her photo taken at all. Then they went to university and I started seeing photos of them on facebook, like the one of my son, standing on top of a telephone booth wearing swimming flippers…parenting is quite a roller coaster ride.

  3. The ‘no smile’ stage lasts a while, but they become very fashionable about it if that counts. The fact that he was willing to model a pose from an ad is a plus.

  4. Thank you for joining in ‘Rurality Blog Hop #3’ Hope to see you next Wednesday for #4…

  5. Margaret Evans

    Great shots, and love how his personality shines through.

  6. Aww, he’s really handsome. I like the one of him laughing best.
    I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

  7. Love the first pic – everything ties in well together…your son, his look, and the trees in the background. Looks like you guys had a really good time 🙂

    I’m stopping by to say ‘hi’ from Katherine’s Favorite Things Thursday – better late than never.

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