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So, I’m back. I know, I usually have a guest blogger fill in when I go to the bathroom, but I didn’t think too many of you were missing me, especially since you, apparently, were all at the gym this week. Or at least I’m assuming that’s why I can’t get a parking spot there, yes?

I applaud your endeavors and wish you good luck, but I won’t mind when a few of you start slacking, because SWEET JESUS ON A TREADMILL, it’s busy there.

In other news, Henry scored the first shiner of 2009 yesterday, born of a spectacular fall off a kitchen stool followed by a smack into the edge of the kitchen table. Poor love, he was just reaching for some chocolateโ€”he might have something of a candy aversion now.

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That was yesterday’s view, which was kid stuff compared to this morning’s swollen-eye-purple-lid look! Unretouched, as you can see from the collection of food crumbs and whatnot on his face. Don’t hate me for making this my Best Shot Monday. For more best shots and hopefully fewer injured toddlers, click here!

P.S. Even if you didn’t miss me, I missed you! I’ll be back more regularly now, I can feel it. In the meantime, any photo lovers out there want to help me with a project I’ve been working on? I need critique on my portfolio, and I’m looking for your opinion. Leave me a comment if you want to take a look, and I’ll send you the link!

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Anna Sawin

Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.

29 Comments

  1. Chelle on January 12, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Poor little fella !!! How cute is he? Are you keeping count of the number of times someone will have to explain this one? I’d love to hear what Will comes up with for an explanation…

    And yes, love to sneak a peek at the portfolio!

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. MelodyA. on January 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Poor baby.

    I’d love to see project. Mostly because I’m nosey, but I’m sure I’d have nice things to say.

  3. Tanya on January 12, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    oh no and to get a shiner over chocolate ๐Ÿ™

  4. Erin Goodman on January 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I’d love to peek at your project!!!

  5. laura-dolcepics on January 12, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Ouch! But what clear, beautiful gorgeous photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ Poor thing though… I cringed just reading about what happened. I can look over your portfolio if I find some time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. JenBun on January 12, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Poor Henry! Hope he feels better…

    (And it would take more than a black eye to keep me away from chocolate!)

    I missed you!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. life with the wisners on January 12, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    heck, i’ll sneak peak. for whatever it’s worth.

    OUCH for your little man.

  8. Becky on January 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I’ll take a look if you want…hope henry feels better.

  9. Rush on January 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Awww. Poor Henry!

  10. Jen on January 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Ouch. Poor little guy. That looks painful.

  11. Joanna on January 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! That looks like a really bad ouchie! Its so colorful. Boy little man. :o(

  12. thelandofka on January 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    He is so cute, even with a shiner. They all seem to get them from time to time.

    I wasn’t at the gym, so don’t blame me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have an elliptical in the basement, so that is far as my ambition goes in getting exercise…and I rarely use it!

  13. Mike on January 12, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Ouch!

  14. Barbie on January 12, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Poor, poor little man. I’d love to help with the portfolio. Happy 2009!

  15. golightly on January 13, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Wowzer! That makes my eye ache just looking at it! Poor guy.

  16. Maggie on January 13, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Oh ouch! Although it does bring out his tough side…I think now all he needs is a shirt that says “you should have seen the other guy”

  17. Julie on January 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Awwww! Poor baby!

  18. Katy on January 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    i love the chin-cheeks-lips-crumbs part of the 2nd photo best–to painful to look at the eye!

  19. Sara on January 13, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I would love to see the portfolio although I don’t think I will have anything all that constructive to say.

  20. Maya on January 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Poor thing! Maybe this is what I need to do stop my chocolate habit!

    I’d love to take a look at your portfolio and help you out as well.

  21. betamom on January 13, 2009 at 11:10 am

    After the initial rush of sympathy (I’ll reiterate all of the above “ouches” and “poor baby”s) I couldn’t help but notice admiringly how you’ve dressed him in complimentary colors to match his bruise. The stripe pattern on his collar matches almost exactly.
    When we lose our ability to coordinate, we’re no better than the animals. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Christina on January 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Good gosh almighty, that looks brutal. I say you should hide this evidence, so he can’t pull it out to make you all sad and permisive when he’s a teenager itching for a later curfew! Poor kid.

    Already went through your portfolio! It rocks!

  23. Toonsis on January 13, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Sorry I am late on this- please send me the link. Hope Henry is better. That is SOME SHINER! Something to brag on with the little girls : )

  24. Maria on January 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Poor dear Henry……
    And I’m sure he let you apply ice to it on your whim….why do we medical people even bother with the suggestion…the day a toddler would let you hold a freezing cold pack to an already sore place is the day butter flies.

    And yes, can I peek and help with your portfolio?

  25. Sarah on January 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I’ll take a look, for sure!

  26. itsallabouthallie on January 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I would love to see your portfolio! I bet it is amazing!!

  27. Cara on January 15, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    ouch! that looks like it hurt.

  28. Chrissy on January 18, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Wow – I hope that looks worse than it is! He certainly looks tough though. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to take a look at your portfolio if you need more feedback!

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Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.