Sunday, May 16, 2010

Noble's Flower?

I asked my sister to take a few photos of my family at Easter Dinner at my Mom's. I am so pleased with the results. Lauren was not really in a photo taking mood. And the wind was just whipping the girls' hair all over the place. I was surprised at how well the photos turned out in spite of all that and Noble's fairly constant squirming. Thanks so much Lesli!

I saw these dresses for the girls and couldn't resist them. Tulip covered dresses seemed the perfectly subtle way to remember Camille that day and have her represented in our photos.
I love how my girls' personalities really comes out in the photos. Like this one above. Lauren is being such a silly Lily. Ann is looking like a stately rose. And Sabrina could look more cheerful and sweet than a Gerber Daisy.
Which brings me to Mr. Noble. I have still been pondering what to use as his "thing." I haven't wanted to force it. I never have had to force it with the girls. They all just reminded me of their flowers. Noble doesn't remind me of a flower. So I have been playing with other options like plants, trees, or food. I thought I would do food for a while. When he was a baby he was so gassy and stinky I thought maybe a cheese souffle would do the trick. But he is not so stinky now and not really that gassy either. 

But there has been one thing that I have thought of all the time with Noble. He reminds me of an animal. I was worried that maybe I would think all boys remind me of this animal. But I talked to my mom about that and she actually had an animal that each of her boys reminded her of. As she told me of the three animals my three brothers remind her of I could see how well they fit my brothers. So I am feeling fairly confident with saying I will pick an animal for Noble and any other boys that join our family.

So far the one animal that Noble reminds me of is a puppy. He often tries to pick things up off the ground (like his toys) with his mouth. This is not the best idea with tile floors. He ate his cake face first. Often when he is tired he likes to run around in circles and fall down. It kinda reminds me of what a puppy looks like chasing its tail. And he walks around with his tongue hanging out quite often. Plus he is loyal and affectionate, smart, slobbery, and super cute. I am sure as he gets older I will even be able to assign a breed of dog to him. So here is my little puppy.

17 comments:

Robyn Fish said...

I love that!! Each of my kids have an animal. My oldest is my monkey (he climbed the day he learned to crawl and is often found sliding down the stair rails). My middles is my kitty, but she wishes she were my horse. My youngest is my Ribbit. From the day he was born. They also each have a color. I love that we pick ways to represent our kids!

Anonymous said...

That's one cute puppy!

Robin said...

He is absolutely gorgeous....as are all of your children.

Mindy said...

Your kids are goregous and adorable! All of them. The photos turned out so cute and I love the dresses! :)

e said...

I HAVE to know, what is sean's animal??

love the pics of the kiddos. so cute in their tulips. sabrina is looking especially grown up and GORGEOUS!

love you.

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw the last photo of Noble, John Lennon's song "Beautiful Boy" came into my head.

Noble is a beautiful boy. Look at those eyes.

Love,

Jane

Chelsea said...

i have two boys and i've always called the first my little monkey. he always clung to me like a monkey, he was so long, and at almost 5 years old he STILL clings to me, but more emotionally than physically now. my second reminded me of a turtle at first, but now i'd say he's more of a dog...some sort of dog with curly hair, floppy ears, a happy & playful nature, and a naughty streak.

April said...

such a georgeous family!!!

kimsueellen said...

Beautiful photos...and your puppy is the cutest thing ever! xoxo

sarah s said...

What a great shot of your little man!

shanan said...

great pictures. I love to see your girlies personalities come out in photos!

Darren and Nikki said...

I'm with Elizabeth - what is Darren's animal? Super curious :)

Love the Easter pictures - so beautiful.

Love,

Nikki

Marcy said...

Just perfect hun!!

Christina said...

Gorgeous family! My girls wore those dresses for Easter too, tulips have always been my favorite flower :)

The Sylvia's said...

i always read your blog...and my 2 year old is moo because she has sweet eyes like a cow, but we mostly call her lady bug because she loves to search for bugs in the yard. my son is monster, because he really is one! he has always screeched and yelled and growled, and has such a big personality...and he's huge. :)

your family is darling.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved that you had flowers to represent your girls. I couldn't relate (having four sons) and smiled when I read your son reminds you of an animal instead. Each of my boys has a special stuffed animal representing the animal they remind me of: lamb, monkey, puppy, and rabbit!
Natalie

Nannette said...

I love how great your pictures turned out! Noble is a cutie!