Friday, March 18, 2011

Shoot for the Moon

Gwyneth is obsessed with the moon. Day or night, if the moon is anywhere in the sky to be seen, Gwyneth has an uncanny knack for finding it and pointing to it with an excited "ooooo" (for "moon").

Gwyneth also loves to play with any kind of ball. She'll drop everything else to play catch.

I was outside a few days playing basketball with our foster child and a few friends. Gwyneth was begging for a turn. I lifted her up a few times to drop the ball in the basket, and then she saw the moon. The next time I gave her the ball, I could tell immediately what was going on in her little head...she found the moon, squatted down, lifted the ball over her head, and took her best shot.

The day will come when Gwyneth will realize that she'll never hit that target. I just hope she never stops trying.

Nate

13 comments:

Meredith F. said...

Oh so sweet! You may want to check out the Eric Carle book, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. :D

Laurie in Ca. said...

Oh Nate, never say never where Gwyneth is concerned:) She is a miracle that just keeps surprising me all of the time:) She is a true treasure to my heart.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

The Gustafson Family said...

She has already reached the moon and beyond in her short little life!! What a true inspiration!! Keep reaching Gwyneth!!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Amy said...

Love this story! She is such a smart little girl.

Justine said...

Knowing Gwyneth, she'll prove us all wrong and be the first woman on the moon:) Oh, and what's this about a foster child?

CulyQFun said...

Wow, checked in for first time in awhile, she has grown so much.
Such a beautiful Miracle.
BTW - you and your wife make a beautiful couple.
And foster child? thats awesome.

Susan said...

That's so sweet! She's about that age when kids notice the moon and think it's following them. So cute.

Kristen said...

Kivrin loves the moon as well. We bought her a moon wall light (great gift idea for Gwyneth) for her room, and her dad was explaining the phases of the moon to her and somehow the "old moon" got struck in her head...so now she wants to meet the Old Moon.
Keep reaching, G!

Kerry said...

Don't miss the Supermoon tomorrow night (Saturday 3/19)! It's going to be the largest and brightest full moon in 18 years.
See here: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/18/supermoon-rises-biggest-moon-18-years-occurs-saturday-night/

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

ha Meredith great minds think alike, I was just going to suggest the same book!

sl said...

My daughter also loved the moon. Do you know this book? http://www.amazon.com/Papa-Please-Get-Moon-Me/dp/088708026X. Gwyneth is precious. I love these photos.

Danifred said...

What a beautiful moment. It's the story you'll tell at her wedding someday :)