Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You Know you're a mom when....

Arizona Mamma, over at
hosts this fun little meme.
In her words, she writes, "As parents, we constantly find ourselves saying things that we just can't quite believe came out of our mouths, or misting up over a few scribbles on a page, or finding ourselves in situations that could only be the result of having offspring.


I just wanted to take one single minute to thank each one of you for your sweet comments on this weeks Mom n' Me post
I actually did get a bit choked up as I looked at that picture throughout the day.
Not only does it capture exactly how I feel about my children...
But it was taken by my nine year old son.
My son, who hasn't always had an easy road.
My son, who doesn't always "fit in" socially.
Sometimes I wonder if his mind will ever just be at rest.
He always has a plan, and usually finds it difficult to be at rest until that plan is in motion.
He often wonders why everyone can't just "fit in" with his plan.
I loved that picture because C-boy captured it. 
He zoomed right in. 
After viewing the final result on the screen, he oozed, "Mom, you're gonna LOVE this one!"
He read every one of your sweet comments.
He beamed with pride.
"Really?", he said sheepishly.
Really, I said!
So today, I'm sharing a few more. 
These were all taken the first day he had his camera.
We had great fun playing with them in photshop.
What I love about these, is that I didn't crop any of them. (with the exception of one, for modesty's sake!)
These are simply the angles he captured.

You know your a Mom when you take such delight in your child's new found interest.
And when you shamelessly post his photos as if they are works of art!
So without further ado, I present to you C-boys creations!

I love his little boy perspective.
He painstakingly set up these little scenes.

 He was proud as punch about framing this one with a shadow!

 Who wouldn't want a picture of a little boy peeping through a nut?

I didn't even see this one until that evening.  I asked him if L-boy's shoes had been there and he said, "No, mom, I put them there because I thought it would be so cute!"

This one of the cat had a little toy in the background...he was really perturbed by it.  I showed him the magic of photoshop!

I just think he's a really cool kid.
His vintage gameboys are totally picture worthy.
I agree wholeheartedly.

He's hoping this little brother will be a boy after his own heart!
Have I mentioned before that he loves this little guy with all of his heart?

 Of course, I gave him total creative license to play....
And when you're a nine year old take that creative license...

And run with it!!!
He named this one Princess J-boy.

And when you give a nine year old a camera, you musn't be surprised when you stumble across captures like this. When questioned about it, he simply responded, "The bubbles looked cool!"

Yep, I'm the Mom of this kid....and proud of it!

We are hitting the road, Jack.
Wind in our hair.
Nothing but blue skies and open road in front of us!
The Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon are calling our names.
I am hoping to be able to share our adventure with you.
Depending on the health of our computer and the connectivity of our wireless mobile internet.
Isn't this what you've always wanted?
To go on vacation with the Peanut Gallery?
So, be on the look out...if you happen to see "her" on the road..
Give a little honk.
It would make D-man's day!!
I on the other hand would like to remain anonymous.
She ain't purdy.
Not in the least!

p.s. I may just install the twitter widget to my blog.  Real time updates at the tip our your fingertips.


Rebekah said...

Bless him, you have to be a mum to totally appreciate those photos, warming to the core!

I love his cute brother shoes shot!
So precious!

Angie said...

I always look forward to reading your blog in the am. I think your son has a hidden talent with photography.

Oh and that motor home - hilarious. I can still see D-man petting her at her grand unveiling. :)

Tracy said...

I think your little man is quite the talent. Your blog always makes me laugh as I love the action toilet shot!! Have a great time on your vacation, I'll be thinking about y'all and hope you can give updates.

lovingmylife said...

Wow, I am really thinking that C-boy may have found his niche. He's pretty creative just like him Mom. :-)

I have friends who are exploring the Grand Canyon right now and they have wireless internet coverage through Verizon. Buy a floppy hat and sunglasses and enjoy the ride. :-)

Carrie said...

Miss Julie - I really did laugh out loud! How stinking funny are you?!?!

You're training C-boy up right! He must have a knack for photography like his mama!!

Great job to both of you!!

Have a great vacation!!

Pam said...

I love your heart, I love your honesty, and I love your little boy's new passion! And he is VERY good at it! I see his future career calling his name! Have safe and wonderful travels! Happy Vacation!

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness, I adore these pictures! It looks like he really has some talent. Great composition! I think it is great he is exploring with his new camera.

Courtney said...


Jenilee said...

such a great post. :) what a cutie he is! :) have fun on the road!

Donna said...

You tell your gorgeous boy from me that he is a true artist - a far better photographer than me, and I'm about a million years older than him.
Its true though, I have never taken a photo of myself peeing. Maybe that's the secret!

bbcd mama said...

I'll miss you! It would be fun to follow on Twitter, though. And those photos he took were so great! Each one was more interesting than the 1 before it.

My Mercurial Nature said...

Your son did an amazing job with the camera!!

Lauren said...

These are great! I am waiting for my niece to get just a little bit older and watch her photography skills unfold....however, I did invest in a little pink flower camera as a gift for our wedding day, it was true love. What an incredible perspective on life!

Dana said...

those are awesome photos!!
I would love to follow you on your trip. Have a great time!

Natalie said...

Oh, GREAT post! I'm jealous of his photography skills. I gotta say the toilet one is hilarious!

Eileen said...

Wow...the pretty bubbles! That's some serious creativity!

Have a fabulous trip!

The Empress said...

Your life sounds wonderful! What a post!

Arizona Mamma said...

Oh, Julie. I think the most touching and special thing about those pictures is that it's as if you can see things through his eyes. Even if only for a moment! I adore his photographs...whizzing and all.

The JAMC Johnsons said...

Those are great! The, uh, toilet one really cracked me up. It's actually a pretty cool shot. (Am I crazy for saying that? I don't know!) Have fun on the road!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Love, love, love C-boys photos! He has such a photographic eye already! Great job!

My boys love the "pee bubbles" too! I laughed so hard when I saw that one. Thanks for cropping it!

Have an awesome journey. Can't wait to hear about your adventures! said...

He's got a really great eye! He's rocking the composition! Can't wait to see both of your pictures from the trip! What a great trip! Be safe! And have fun!

He & Me + 3 said...

He did a great job with his camera and edits. Nice. I think you have some competition mom. Very creative.
Have fun hitting the road:)

Laura said...

Haha you put the peeing picture on. Love it! He seriously has an eye for photos, they are all great!

Have SO much fun on your trip, can't wait to hear all about it!

Sonora said...

Oh I love these! It is so fun to see things through someone else's eyes. He is quite creative! There are so many good ones but I do love the one with his brother looking through the nut and the one below it of the shoes and I laughed so hard at the one with Princess J-Boy.
You should be proud. It looks like you have some wonderful kids. I'm jealous of the trip though. I LOVE both the grand canyon and bryce canyon. How fun. I may actually have to get back on my twitter account to follow your trip.
BTW thank you so much for what you said on my blog. It really meant so much to me. I consider you among my closest friends. Anyway, enjoy your trip!

Cleo said...

You really do redefine the concept of "remarkable mothering". It is not every mother who encourages her child(ren). Yes, I know. In our "social circles" it is...but those circles are mere specks when compared to the entire world out there. I applaud you, my friend, on clinging tightly to the antiquated christian values that teach to raise your children in the admonition of the Lord. You're children are as blessed to have you as you are to have them! And the Lord knew EXACTLY what He was doingn when he knit C-boy in your womb!
Please tell him his photos and accompanying photoshop work shows great promise! He did a TERRIFIC job with picking out his subjects and placement! As his mother well knows, essesntial to great photography! My faves are the very first hot wheel (I remember playing with them with my brother when a little girl) and of course I'm LOVIN the toilet scene!!! LMBO!


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