Friday, October 10, 2008

The Pictures You Don't Take Are Worth More

Thursday afternoon, the weather was fantastic. Dylan and were going to meet friends for dinner, but first, we did some mother/son bonding at the farm. Here are a few shots I took...





What a tranquil, idyllic setting, don't you think? Well, the pictures that I didn't take would tell a different story.

Like, a picture of Dylan bursting into tears when the baby cow let out a very loud, "MOO!!", right near his face.

Or, a picture of a greedy duck almost biting off Dylan's finger with the piece of bread in it.

Or, when Dylan decided to completely freak out about being in the stroller, so I let him out. I stopped to take a quick picture, and turned to see him walking along this wall...


I left the stroller and ran over to get him. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the stroller heading towards the steep hill to the left in the above picture - the one that goes way down to the highway! I got Dylan off the wall, ordering him to "STAY!", and took off running after the stroller, which was now careening dangerously down the hill. Dylan found this all hysterical, and started laughing. Somehow, I caught up with the stroller. Then, I turned to see Dylan running full speed ahead down the hill after me, giggling the whole way down. I knew at some point he was going to fall and come tumbling down the hill like Jack, and possibly break more than a crown. I started yelling, "Dylan, be careful!". He fell anyway. The picture of me pushing the stroller with one hand, and scooping up Dylan with the other, as I made my way up the steep hill would have been quite a picture. But, the one of my long legs booking it down the hill after the renegade stroller - that would have been an award winner.

9 comments:

Lijy said...

thank God Dylan is alright.

Saw the video in the previous post. He is adorable :)

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Jen! I LOVE the new look! So festive and cute! The pictures you did get are gorgeous, and I can just imagine the huge smiles and giggles from Dylan - he is such a doll!

(I am so sorry I haven't been around - I just posted my sorry explanation!)

Jonny's Mommy said...

Ah, but you have your words to paint the pictures.

So reminds me of situations I've had with Jonathan.

One time the stroller rolled away from me in a parking lot.

Oh so entertaining -- for him and others, not me.

Jonathan hates being in a stroller now...much of the time, but not always thankfully. Sometimes it is just needed.

Kellan said...

Oh, that sounds like some good pictures - we missed - especially you running after the stroller - tee hee! These other photos are great, Jen - really!

Have a good week - Kelln

Burgh Baby said...

I want that photo of you running down the hill. How about you reenact the moment for us all?

Janet said...

Ah, the untold story. I have more than my share of chasing items rolling down the hill. None of them recorded for posterity thankfully.

The Girls' Mommy said...

But I bet if you ask him about it he only remembers the fun parts...(if he could talk that is) Its only us mommies that get stressed. That's my theory. Even when they cry for 99% of the outing, when you ask later they only seem to remember that 1% when they were having a blast :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sometimes I think "be careful" is just a waste of our breath. I'm glad his tumble wasn't too bad.

Shellie said...

Dang, ya just can't get those moments on film, can ya?