Sunday, October 24, 2010

What are Little Boys Made Of? {Scottsdale Childrens Photography}

I am in Phoenix, Arizona right now doing some photo shoots and seeing some old friends.  And except for getting a big piece of glass in my foot, it has been an amazing trip!!  Staying in the homes of friends is so much better than staying in any hotel.  Would you like to see the sweet little face that has greeted me most of my mornings here?

I LOVE the smell of the desert after a good rain!!  There is such a great freshness about it....and there are always some great puddles too!  I "kidnapped" little D and told his mom we'd be back in an hour or so.  Little did she know that her washing machine would be working overtime when we got through with our adventure!

We found this wonderful pond...uhh, I mean the desert after the rain.  At first we just splashed, then we dug up the mud from the bottom and after that, we tried to see if we could float.  (I was not quite as wet and dirty as this little dude, but it was close!)  The only thing I feel bad about is that he came home asking his parents when he could "go to the desert" the next time.  I am afraid that when that time comes, he will be sorely disappointed to find that the desert doesn't contain as much water as he thinks!!

After our little adventure, we had to have a treat....of course!!

After all that, I am sure it was time for a nap...but little D didn't think so.  His mom brought out an old tool box that belonged to his great-grandpa and we let him play and explore to his heart's content!!  I think someday, I may ask him to build me a house!!!

After a *short* nap, we did some family pictures by their old Coke cooler.  I'll post a couple of those later, but I couldn't resist putting a few more of this little boy up...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!!  I guess the fizz was a little too much for him!!

So what are little boys made of??  Blankies and Jammies, Mud and Water, Milk and Treats, Nuts and Bolts....washed down by a big gulp of sweetness!


Erin McFarland said...

I LOVE all of these Tara!! You've inspired me :) As a momma of boys, I see this as a perfect way to photograph a curious little guy. Next time I see a puddle here in Phx, I'm letting my little men go at it and I will be snappin away! SO so good having coffee and visiting with you! That time really blessed me.

Tara Malouf said...

Thanks Erin!! I think mud puddles might make the best photo opps ever!! And I had a great time with you the other day too!! Thank you for your hospitality and generous spirit!!