Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Leif on Swing - 19 Months Old - Charlottesville, Virginia

Since Leif was always so big for his age as a child, it's hard to remember sometimes that he still WAS a small child. He looks positively tiny on this swing, and the reason he looks so serious was twofold. First, he didn't feel very secure or steady on this swing. There was nothing keeping him on there but his own two hands, unlike many swings for really small children, and he was tired. We were at a picnic for the Judge Advocate General's School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and he had worn himself out.

Leif loved playground equipment as a child, especially anything that provided a feeling of movement and speed, like a swing or merry-go-round, or anything he could climb on.

When he got older, he managed to combine both those sensations with a motorcycle.

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