November 09, 2009

imagination begins with i


... and so does ice.

My Florida boy dreams of snow. I sometimes think there is nothing he would like better... to see it snow... to live where it snowed... to live in an igloo. It didn't surprise that he was attracted to this pile of ice... dumped after a long night at the concession stand. And I wasn't too shocked that he wanted to play in it. Scooping it up in his hands, he tossed it up into the air over and over again... making it "snow." Didn't matter if clunked him on the head... in fact, I think he thought that was just as much fun.
Watching the joy and excitement on his face filled my heart with laughter. Try as I might, I could not capture the moment on film, and decided that the best way to hold the memory close to my soul was to put down the camera... and join in the fun.

It is A to Z Monday at Jen's Unglazed...

10 comments:

Kat said...

Awwwwww. Y'all should take a trip to Colorado or something :)

Jen said...

Happy Monday Dawn.
That is so Cute!!!!
But don't tell Cam I said that--you make up something that sounds more guy like. ;)

Kelli said...

My kids love ice too! It's so "cute and tiny" as they like to put it! Sometimes putting the camera allows us to really enjoy the moment!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So sweet. You should take him up north for some real snow and Ice. Of course it would be better to have on long pants and shoes. :)

Graceful said...

I love your comment about holding the memory close to your soul. I forget to do that far too often in my zealous pursuit to capture it all on film. I find I'm taking pictures of life, rather than actually living it!

Mildred said...

What a great moment! I can just imagine the ice clunking him in the head! Thanks for sharing and a great I post!

K said...

I love that you joined in. Taking photos is over rated sometimes.

Ben said...

Some January day, we could pack up a big ol' box of snow and fed Ex it down to him...

Margaret said...

Boy if I didn't see the picture, I'd think you were talking about my son a few years back. Ice, water, mud, whatever...he could turn anything like that into a fun time. And be good and loud about it! Thanks for taking me back a few years.

jenn said...

I am inviting you here--soon we will have plenty--we have a nice selection of sleds and a snowboard--I am sure Cam and Aus would put them to good use ;)!