Thursday, August 21, 2008

PORTRAITS FROM MY HEART III - Le Petit Prince




Move over William and Harry, there's a new prince on the block.  Our Davis is the only boy in our family of four princesses.  He might look like a cherub, but my little buddy loves his scooter, Big Wheel, cars, trucks  and pirate swords.  As the song goes, "Some day your prince will come."   Mine finally did,  and his dimples melt his Mumsie's heart on a daily basis.

The Tune du Jour is "Jungle Gym" by Jack Johnson

31 comments:

Olivier said...

"« S’il vous plaît… dessine-moi un mouton !
— Hein !
— Dessine-moi un mouton… »
J’ai sauté sur mes pieds comme si j’avais été frappé par la foudre. J’ai bien frotté mes yeux. J’ai bien regardé. Et j’ai vu un petit bonhomme tout à fait extraordinaire..."
Le petit prince d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

un superbe portrait, tout le charme de l'enfance.


""… Please draw me a sheep!
-- Hein!
-- Draw me a sheep… "
I jumped on my feet as if I had been struck by lightning. I rubbed my eyes. I watched. And I saw a little man quite extraordinary ... "
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

a superb portrait, all the charm of childhood.

angela said...

I too have one of these, aren't they just amazing...
saw a t-shirt at the airport with the words:
"If I'd known grandkids would be such fun I'd have had them first!"

Laurie said...

Olivier beat me to it with a Little Prince quote!

What a cutie. That smile is contagious!

Carrie Hayes said...

What a sweet shot, I love the lighting too.

Virginia said...

Merci, Olivier for the perfect quote and Carrie, Laurie and Angela for your nice comments as always.

Kate said...

I'm assuming that handsome young man is your grandchild. Aren't they wonderful...either prince or princess? Great shot; love the angle and close-up which gives it an added dimension.

Halcyon said...

Another wonderful portrait Virginia! He is a little prince and you have certainly captured his youthful joy.

Webradio said...

You are mummy !

Good Job, isn't it ?

I'll come again...

Blognote said...

You have a wonderful grandson there, Virginia!! A lovely photo!

Dallas Daily Photo said...

He's certainly got the princely look, only more handsome!

Jen said...

The prince was delighted to see his photo on the computer! So was mommy, he is truly the most endearing child which is useful when you are competing with four princesses (one is mine, the other three are my sisters). We love the Petit Prince book, it is a classic.

Thank you Mumsie!

Strangetastes said...

This is the best of the portraits you have posted on the blog so far. The expression is charming. The tilt of the head gives it a little zip. The light is gentle and flattering. I really like the close crop because it emphasizes his eyes. Very good work.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice words from a grandmother who has already fallen in love.

Curly said...

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SandyCarlson said...

That is one beautiful smile on that lovely child.

Jutilda said...

What a little charmer. I certainly understand as I have two big princes at my house. Thanks for sharing that divine face with the world. ALL THE BEST!!

Little boys RAWK. :~)

Virginia said...

Having a little boy in the family has been such a switch for us. I have had to learn all about trucks and construction equipment, not to mention Batman and Transformers. And may I share that sometimes the photographs we catch on the fly are often the best. He was in his mother's arms and I snapped off about 5 or 6 shots. They were much better than the ones when I am trying to get him to sit still and smile for me!

JM said...

What a cute petit prince you have there, Virginia!
Lovely portrait!
Get ready to learn everything about spiderman too... :-)

Dusty Lens said...

Oh, he's a handsome young man! Perfect portrait. But I sense he is going places, busy fellow, so much to do.

ken mac said...

a warm and loving shot!

Katie said...

I can see how this charmer melts your heart daily. You've really captured him so well here! Love the touch of sun in his hair. Take lots of photos now, as he might soon reach the point where he doesn't want his photo taken (like my sister's 4 year old).

Michaela said...

Beautiful eyes. What a heart-breaker! :P

alice said...

Ce petit prince est totalement craquant! ;-)

Marie Reed said...

Boys will be boys... even if they have rosy chubby cheeks and little wings!

Anu said...

He's a sweetheart with a cute smile.

Eki Akhwan said...

Oliver must be the prince and the apple of the family's hearts! :)

Nathalie said...

Quelle délicieuse photo !
Cette série de portraits de famille est un trésor.

Thanks for the details about the shooting session. It's always interesting to know how it's done.

I LOVED your Botero chocolate lady yesterday. Your beautiful photograph really does it justice.
Thanks also for sharing the story about how you approached it with your young students.

D.C. Confidential said...

What a handsome boy! Gorgeous portrait, V!

Ming the Merciless said...

He does look princely.

So does that make you the Queen Mother? :-)

Old Wom Tigley said...

A proper Prince Charming for sure.. :O)

Virginia said...

Mais oui Ming,
I am most certainly the Queen Mum! LOL