Thursday, December 14, 2006

S Reaches for the Camera


The deep joys of parenthood are too numerous to list here, but one of them is the funny things our daughter does while we take pictures. A couple of weeks ago we went hiking in Kings Canyon and took some pictures of her in front of the massive redwoods. Last month, in Carpinteria, we took some pictures of her at the beach (she loves water). A few months ago, I took this picture.

We were giggling together in our front yard, and she was walking toward me. As I took the picture, she reached out for the camera like it was a toy or a banana (her favorite food at the time). It's the only picture I have posted of her (although we've taken hundreds), and it might be the last. I'm just kind of private (or weird) like that.

I am feeling nostalgic and full of joy (yes, I am cheesy like that) with the holidays approaching, so I figure I might as well post a picture (sort of) of our daughter. I am also going to impose another blog break. With the semester just about behind us now and the holidays and our New York trip ahead, I'm going to clock out for a short while. So, I'll see you all soon. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays of all sorts, and best wishes for the New Year.

14 comments:

daddy in a strange land said...

Great pic, Lee. Happy holidays, and talk to you soon...

Ji In said...

Ha! That's too cute. Looks like she's giving the hand to the Poppa-razzi.

Emmy said...

What a great picture!

Thanks for spreading happiness with your post. Happy holidays to you and your family.

Lee Herrick said...

Hi everybody...thanks and happy holidays to you also!

I thought I would leave a link to me reading a poem online, if you haven't heard it and want to hear it:

http://odeo.com/audio/2257537/view

zai jian, ahneyongkaeseyo---

Lee

cynthia in davis 8-) said...

hi lee, just checking in to see what you are up to. poetry, parenting and balancing a busy life. here is to joyous days ahead. i think S will bring many for you~! and then before you know it, she's be 12 and running up a cell phone bill~! you can complain then. and i'll remind you that it gets good again. i'm having a fine time w/ my kiddo this vacation. happy chanukah/merry christmas/ glorious winter~! cynthia in davis

Lee Herrick said...

cynthia! nice to hear from you. hope R is doing well.

s-y said...

Possible caption: Talk to the hand, dad!

Anonymous said...

awww that's such a sweet picture!

Happy Holidays to you too Lee. Don't stay away too long.

Ivy said...

Keep safe and warm and see you in the New Year! :-)

Lee Herrick said...

thanks ya'll---jenni, ivy, soon-young, happy holidays to you too. soon-young, yes---that's what it seemed like she was doing! she gets funny in front of the camera.

Oliver de la Paz said...

Merry Christmas, Lee. Cute kid!

Sume said...

So cute, Lee! Wishing all of you Happy Holidays and an enjoyable blog break for you. Take care!

Bryan Thao Worra said...

Aw, that's super-cute and adorable.

Lee Herrick said...

Oliver, sume, Bryan...thanks for your nice words....she definitely brings us tons of joy.