Sunday, April 20, 2008

The best things in life

I took a lot of pictures of Sofia yesterday and most of them came out blurred and horrible, but I like this one a lot. It was the picture I almost didn't take—she was finished smiling and posing cutely—but I liked her look of concentration and the fact that she sits, surrounded by her toys and books, absorbed in a small cardboard box that checks came in. I watched her figure out how it opens and closes. I watched her put her yellow block inside and carry it through the house. She played with it for nearly an hour, finally discarding it as she crawled into my lap, ready for a nap.


  1. Isn't that the way it always goes--the simplest of toys can be the most fun.

  2. she is so cute.....grandchildren are the best!!!

  3. Anonymous7:57 PM

    I keep telling the parents that I work with that they just don't have to run out and buy the shiniest, noisiest, most expensive toys that they see. Boxes, Tupperware bowls, and wooden spoons are fabulous toys. The toy that is the most popular with my little crowd is a coffee can with holes cut in the lid that they drop cubes and giant buttons into. They love the "ins", the pulling off the lid and dumping everything out, and they especially love the nice noisy rattle once all the items have been put in. I love watching toddlers explore the possibilities of ordinary things!

  4. I keep finding that my best pictures of people are the unposed ones. Love this one of Sofia.

  5. What a wonderful picture and a wonderful memory. Sometimes don't you look at her and think, "It can't get any better than this,"? Sometimes when I'd watch my son I'd get this wave of realization that the moments are the things that matter in life.

    You're a good grandma.

  6. Dumping stuff was my sons' favorite activity. Love the overalls...getting nostalgic sons are 21 and not yet in a hurry for babies.
    Wonderful picture!

  7. my four and almost six year old girls still love cardboard boxes...

  8. Anonymous9:47 PM

    Watching that girl of yours grow is pure-D fun. You're so lucky to have each other so nearby. I could eat her up just looking at her!

  9. Oh My Lord Terry, you captured the perfect moment! and then to have that cherub crawl up into your lap for a nap! I'm not wishing the years away, but I truly cannot wait until I have one of these little critters!
    She is just beautiful!!!!