Sunday, September 14, 2008

Best Shot Monday - Claire and Patrick

The week before Labor Day I had to work, but the kids weren't in school yet. We paid a fortune to the babysitter for the first two days, and then my parents took the kids down to the lake for the last three. We managed to get there on Friday while the kids were still napping, and so I got this absolutely adorable picture.



Patrick is a dog my sister got from FAO Schwartz. He was bequeathed to my parents when Sarah started moving into apartments that were far too small to house a giant stuffed puppy, and now he is Claire's buddy when she's down at the lake. He sleeps on her bed at night, and when she "rests" in the other room he has to go with her.

Sometimes now Claire can act so mature, but moments like this make it easy to see how little she still is.

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11 comments:

Joanna said...

This is a super sweet shot. There is nothing more precious and peaceful than a child sleeping. Having to sleep on the big soft puppy.....yup theres still a little girl inside there somewhere. Treasure it! :)

carrie said...

That is THE best! Those sacred sleeping shots are priceless.

The Source said...

That is just the sweetest picture ever. What an adorable little darling on that great big puppy.

HipMomma said...

Aw, hope you didn't wake her up. She looks so peaceful.

kim said...

What an awesome shot! I'd love to cuddle up with a big ol' puppy like that and take a rest!

Jen said...

I never get sleeping shots of my kids!! This one is so cute. I love that she is surrounded by stuffed animals. Very comfy.

Never That Easy said...

Very sweet: and doesn't Patrick look snuggly?

ELK said...

now that is a great way to recharge!

Maggie said...

That is too cute! *I* want to have a giant stuffed puppy to nap with -- that looks so soft!

Mia's Mama said...

The only sleeping shot of my little one, my friend took at her place. I love how sweet they look...now, which one is Patrick? :)

Happy Monday

Golightly said...

Oh she is so sweet in that picture, and that is one BIG dog!