Thursday, March 12, 2009

Camping Fashion Tips

This is one of my all time favorite kid photos - to date. If a picture paints a thousand words, is this not a testament to the imagination of a kid? I didn't remember if he was going for robot or transformer when I first reviewed my photos, but he has informed me that he was going CAMPING (a favorite theme for both boys these days).

Here are your fashion tips if recreating this look for halloween - or an actual camping trip: safety goggles, dog muzzle (on the head), front frame from a dismantled kid's shopping basket, flashlite, and the all important dinasaur pajama top.

But my absolute favorite aspect of this photo is the face. He's so proud of himself, and somehow this whole outfit makes sense to him. This is one of three standard faces he uses in photos (I'm sure I'll be showing all at some point). This particular one is what I call the staged smile. A combination of precious, and, well - goofy! And we love goofy around here!


Malinda said...

He is so cute! You're right, it is his proud smile that completes the outfit! I love that feeling I get when I know one of my kids is so proud of themselves for something that could be considered nothing by someone else! I can't even imagine the feeling that comes when it is your grandchild!

Wendy said...

I love this! So hilarious. Sometimes I worry that Joey is getting weirder since we started homeschooling (without the constant judgment by peers, which, don't get me wrong, is a good thing), but then I look at this and realize that she's not nearly as weird as she used to be and I hope she manages to retain some of it.