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Penelope holding 10 day old Violet

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Painting

Violet relaxing in the backyard.
Painting her pumpkin.
She choose pink and purple paint.
She took it very seriously, as you can see.
Lots of care,
and intense concentration.
Nothing says fall like a pink and purple pumpkin.
Penelope hard at work and Violet relaxing in the sun.
Sweet baby.
This morning Penelope painted a pumpkin that her grandma brought her last night. This is what I really love about Pen's age, the intensity in everything they do. They play this way, look at books this way, sing this way, paint pumpkins this way. They just really focus on what they are doing and really be in the moment and do it with all their heart. While Pen was painting she wasn't concerned with anything else, didn't care about what we would do next, what we would have for lunch,etc., she only spoke to me when she needed a bit more paint and to ask if it was o.k. to paint the stem too. I suppose this is why things can get so out of hand when she is left alone with the markers, but it is mostly a great thing to be able to become so completely absorbed in the task at hand and do the important work you have to do. And she is just to precious in those overalls and curly locks. She looks EXACTLY like her uncle Tom when he was a baby in the last picture.

1 comment:

  1. This is a fabulous series of photos. And thought I hadn't thought of it before, you're right - nothing says fall like a fat little pink and purple punkin. She is the image of Tom. It's amazing.