Just Swingin'

Micah loves to swing. Unfortunately he's not able to do so without help. But he's a resourceful kind of kid.




You begin by showing the swing who's boss.



Checking for soundness and stability is of utmost importance.




Once it's established who is in charge, it's safe to get on.



Give a little push to get started.




And swing on.









32 comments:

Colleen said...

Adorable! did Justin give you the pic he got to show how high your crazy boy goes on the swing? :)

Justin said...

From last weekend, off the porch. http://www.justinrummel.com/coppermine/displayimagepopup/pid=5584/fullsize=1.html

Michelle said...

Now that's the EXACT technique Mister Man uses. It doesn't matter how many times I try to explain and demonstrate, he doesn't get the rhythm or purpose of pumping. But at least I've finally (this year) gotten him out of the baby swings... most of the time.

LaskiGal said...

Swing on, and on, and on! That look is one of PURE GLEE if I ever saw one!

Andrea said...

I love it!! I love how he checks the swing out first!! :) He is such a cutie.

Poltzie said...

Aww, I love how he swings - could he be any cutier!!

Sandy C. said...

What a cutie, and very clever too. That's a great way to swing!

Allison Says said...

SO cute! I love his smile. He looks so proud of himself.

I always loved to swing like that when I was little. It felt somewhat risky and therefore more fun!

Flea said...

Wait! He's wearing pants!

Michelle said...

that is just pure joy on his face!

Debbie Yost said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Can I play too?

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Aaaaah nothing finer on a summer's day than a good swing. Clever little fella to check it out so well. He's precious. Thanks for sharing. : )

The Sports Mama said...

You know.... I'm 35 years old, and I still get that same smile on my face when I swing.

Karen said...

To be young again and find pure joy in just swinging!!!
Great pics

Madame Queen said...

I used to love to swing like that. I liked to pretend I was flying.

I love that last picture! He looks like he's having so much fun!

pb&j in a bowl said...

Those pictures are pricesless. I still think that stomach swinging is the most fun!

Bia said...

He looks so very happy. Beakutiful photos.

Burgh Baby said...

Man, that husband of yours really should buy you a new camera. ;-)

Micah rocks.

Tammy and Parker said...

Parker adores a good session at the swing too!

Swing on Micah!

Trisha said...

Too cute! I love the way he takes contol of that wild swing!

Fannie Mae said...

Thanks for the smile, he's a doll.

Karen said...

I remember doing this myself!! It was so much fun as a kid. (Caution: do not try this as an adult. IT HURTS!) Micah is one cute little kid!!!

Jenn said...

I think all kids go through this stage of this is how you swing! Then there are others who take it farther and swing while hanging upside down and it's great fun too until ,you bang your head on the cracked ice underneath and get 16 stitches over your eye! hahaha My kids never did that trick more then once after me telling them about how bad it hurt!

Becoming Mommy said...

Micah's adorable!

Becoming Mommy said...

Micah's adorable!

Melissa said...

He is so adorable! I think a few of those should be framed!

utmomof5 said...

That was always my favorite way to swing as a kid!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

That just screams "summer fun"! Look at his happy little face :-)

Aimee said...

That's how Fiver swings! He gets a running start and then he Superman's it. He's only launched himself head first off the swing once. :)

Cecily R said...

I LOVE this little photo essay Karen!!!

He is just so cute, and he looks blissfully and perfectly happy. What a capture of childhood!

Shellie said...

What a delightful little swinger!

just jamie said...

(Sigh) ... He's just precious (and resourceful, indeed.