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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Be still my heart

Manolin stole my heart from the moment I first laid eyes on him. Keeping in mind that our first "meeting" was in the form of my being handed a studio portrait of him as a three month-old dressed in a little brown monkey costume, I think you can tell the power this little man has over me.

Those big brown eyes ...




 The thumb-sucking ...


The passionate attachment to his ratty ni-ni blanket ...



The all-encompassing joy that lights up his entire face ...



 The pseudo-shy, flirty little boy love that he uses to charm the dickens out of everyone who crosses his path ...


Manolin is nothing short of the epitome of toddlerhood. Unbridled energy, unfettered courage, curiosity in spades, and an appetite for everything the world has to offer. 


People always tell adoptive parents how "lucky" our kids are that they found homes. Take another look at these pictures of Mani ... and tell me--who's the lucky one?

3 comments:

NotaSupermom said...

What a face!

Fatcat said...

You!

Please pray that our family will also someday be so blessed.

I may have to wait for my grandchildren ...

alecat said...

He is just so cute! What beautiful photos. :)

Catherine (aka alecat, Australia)
.. just visiting via the TOS Crew. :)