>Teaching the Art of Mess-Making: A Pictorial

>If there is one thing our Evan is good at, one area in which he is truly gifted, it is in the art of making the biggest mess you have ever seen. This afternoon, he and Zachy were playing in the baby’s room, and I, completely oblivious, was doing other things while periodically peeking in on the boys. Of course a large tote of Zach’s outgrown clothes (which I had been organizing and packing away) was obscuring my view. Lo and behold, when I was able, I went into the room to play with the boys. What follows is a glimpse of what I saw: Evan has taught Zach to make a mess, unbeknownst to me. And we couldn’t be happy unless all of the toys were on the floor…

It starts with a few….

And just when Zach has found something he would like to play with, Evan shows him something else, to which Zach immediately crawls over to get a look…

Hmmm, there are even more toys to scatter on the floor….

I love this one. The boys playing together. And you can really get a shot of Zach’s big-boy haircut. Turns out he has the same hairline in the back as Evan and I do.


This one kind of freaks me out a little bit. The flash was off on the camera. The light wasn’t on in the room. It’s cloudy outside. Where did this light come from? And it isn’t the first time light has surrounded Zach in pictures in his room. And it doesn’t happen when we photograph any other subjects.

He is really interested in this little drum. And that little elephant: that’s been his favorite since he was old enough to bat at toys.

And with this one, I suddenly don’t mind the mess. Zachy, looking less like a baby and more like a toddler with his new haircut, reels me in everytime with those baby blues. Suddenly it was less about the mess and more about brothers playing. Despite the huge age difference. Together.
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One thought on “>Teaching the Art of Mess-Making: A Pictorial

  1. >1. I love the pics of the boys playing! How great — and Evan is big enough to keep an eye on Zach while you do something else. . . LOVE that!2. I've said it before, and I will probably say it again, but your boys are so stinkin' cute! Evan looks so much like my nephew I want to give him a big hug & Zachy is just adorable!3. how cool that you got a shot of Zach with his guardian angel. That's what the light is. At least, that's what it looks like to me!

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