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March 09, 2007

Hands

Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #22 
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a link and a comment here before 3/16/07. 

This week's photo challenge is "Hands". 

Hands_sm_1 We have a surprisingly large number of photographs of our children's hands.  Maybe because we point the camera at them and they ignore it and run to us to show us something they're holding.... or a boo-boo.... or they point at something and try to explain in Baby-babble what the heck they're pointing at.

Whatever the reason, it usually means that the only thing in focus is their tiny fingers -- or, sometimes, a booger.

Or, maybe, like Gwen (in the picture on the left) they're trying to tell us that camera time is over and they don't want any more photos, Please!

The two smaller photos are Gwen's hands lovin' her Lovey in 2005 and Maddy's hands a year later with a similar Lovey. 

It's sorta weird (and sad) that our girls get such comfort from a simple washcloth.

In the case of Gwen, we know for a fact that her SWI wrapped the crib board (not a matress) in a towel and, subsequently, most of the kids from her SWI get lots of comfort from fingering the corner of a towel or washcloth.  Gwen couldn't go a day without her "Lovey". 

We're not sure about Maddy's crib conditions at her SWI but, interestingly, she was also attracted to the corner of the washcloth.  We don't know if it's because Gwen showed her this trick or if she figured it out on her own but Maddy loved washclothes from almost the first day we met her.  In the photo, above, Maddy's tiny hands work their way to the corner -- just like Gwenny.  This picture was taken  in China (at The Majestic Hotel in Nanning) on the 2nd day we had her.

If you have photos of hands to share, please join our photo challenge this week. 

Adult_hands_smThese are (our) adult hands. 

The largest image is from our wedding in 2001 and the inset images are more recent. 

It's funny how often our kids see our hands.  We use our hands to caress them or clean them or feed them or play with them.   

Next to our eyes, our hands might be the part of our body that our children bond most quickly with. 

When we're cruisin' down the road, both of my girls want me to reach back and let them hold my hand.  I, obviously, can't do this from the front seat but we take turns letting them hold my hand.  They LOVE mommy's hand!

This week's FFFF participants:

1. Just Keep Swimming
2. GoGo
3. waiting4news99
4. Cannon Fishbowl
5. Nobody said there\'d be days like
6. Random Thoughts
7. MississippiZen
8. Waala Family Adventures
9. Mommy Spice
10. Twins!
11. And They Lived Happily Everafter...
12. season star
13. Motherhood and Other Ramblings
14. Journey with AnnaClaire
15. Now We Are Six
16. The View from Elk Mountain
17. Journey to Sarah Lu
18. Raising Cami Rose
19. Lily\'s Pad
20. Lily
21. Sophi and Sage
22. Hiking Through Life with Ian and LiLi
23. Chopsticks & Tabolli
24. Allison & Quinn
25. Stinky Mouse
26. Destination... Anywhere
27. Destination... Anywhere (the correct link)
28. mexican chopsticks
29. The Princess and the Pea
30. Our Three Daughters
31. Potter Family Happenings
32. Heather
33. LadyBug Journals
34. Chronicles of a lackadaisical Mind
35. Wee Sit Baby
36. A Mei Mei for Avery

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