Here Comes A Beatdown

The playground has officially been renamed: Beatdown.

For whatever reason, Alex thinks “playground” should be pronounced “beatdown.”

So, I share with you pictures of our trip to the beatdown yesterday afternoon.

Watching the big kids

Squeezing Through

Waffle Time!

Squeezing Through

I’m not sure how obvious it is that Alex doesn’t really play at playgrounds.

He walks around. He runs around. He climbs up and down hills, up and down stairs. He watches the older kids with fascination, often finding a crush among one of the girls. He follows his crush around. He walks back and forth through the tunnels. He eats.

Every once in a while he will go down a slide or, you know, actually play.

Crazy Long Eyelashes

And I swear the kid does smile. He just no longer smiles for the camera. Or if he is smiling and I think I’m quick enough to catch that adorable smile? He moves his head back and forth really fast to make sure the picture is blurry.

12 thoughts on “Here Comes A Beatdown

  1. Most of the pictures I have of Heidi are of the back of her head πŸ˜‰

    You take amazing photos…and your subject is the cutest πŸ™‚

  2. He’ll sort it out. I think kids grow things in stages, one week they work on language the next they grow their little muscles and then they work on the social stuff. He’s so adorable though I think much will be forgiven!

  3. great pictures! And yeah Maggie doesn’t really like smiling for them either. In fact, lately she’s been running away from me when I get the camera out. heh.

  4. I was going to comment on his hair, too! Holy cow. His hair could eat JR’s hair for breakfast.


    What a cute, cute kiddo!

    Oh, and as for smiling. He’s figured that whole camera thing out. No matter what I do, he won’t smile until after I put it away.

    So now, I get brooding, reflective poses. Nice.

  5. Even without smiling he is adorable! My son who is 23 won’t smile for the camera now. He did when he was little but stopped around the teens.

  6. LOL! The Beatdown? That’s hilarious and cute!

    His poses and expressions are adorable; even if they aren’t smiling πŸ˜‰

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