Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo-Finish Friday -- Reading to Ava



I can't imagine life getting any better. The sun rises and sets for her.

PFF is the creation of Leah J. Utas.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

39 comments:

Naomi Johnson said...

That's the most beautiful thing I've seen today.

Dan Fleming said...

Fantastic picture David.

Chudney Thomas said...

She's already daddy's little girl. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Brings me hope man. This lifts me up at the end of a tough day. Thanks for running it.

Cosmetic surgery said...

I have enjoyed reading. .Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

David Cranmer said...

Naomi, Same here. :)

Thanks, Dan.

Chudney, Her mother says that quite a bit too and I don't get tired of hearing.

Charles, She has that kind of power.

David Barber said...

David, there is absolutely nothing better than those moments!

Beautiful.....Ava, not you! Ha!

As Charles says, photos like this are uplifting and make you realise that no matter how bad things get or what is going on around the world, you should appreciate everything that you have!

Have a great weekend with your two girls, my friend!

(Me thinks Cosmetic Surgery has got its wires crossed!!)

G said...

About how many pages did you get to read before she drifted off to dreamland from listening to daddy's gentle voice?

Very cool pic.

Leah J. Utas said...

What a beautiful moment.

AC said...

Very nice picture.

David Cranmer said...

David, Spam, yeah, I was going to make fun of Cosmetic Surgery but it would be the third time I have.

The morning news looks like Biblical end times. I'm monitoring the situation in Japan closely because Denise and I have a very good friend there.

G, Actually she drifted off kinda fast on this one but sometimes she listens to several pages. I start with her books and then switch to mine.

Leah/AC, Thank you, both.

Austin Carr said...

Ahhhhh..

Reb said...

Awww! That is a great photo. She is adorable and you are a good dad ;)

Chris said...

Awesome.

Deka Black said...

Aaw! She's adorable. and you a great dad!

David Cranmer said...

Austin Carr, I must use that expression at least a million times a day.

Many thanks, Reb.

Chris, The one word that describes her perfectly.

Thank you, Deka.

Ron Scheer said...

Fine pic, dad. Hope you were reading something age-appropriate...

David Cranmer said...

Ron, I start reading her books and as she drifts I switch to Ross Macdonald, James Reasoner etc. So yes and no. :)

Barrie said...

that is absolutely adorable!!!! thank you for sharing!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I'm not sure she's listening, David, but it's still an excellent picture! Thanks for posting! :)

Jay said...

Great picture! For some reason I want to watch Magnum P.I. now.

Randy Johnson said...

Good pic. Always nice to see beauty. Not you I mean(I know, same old joke).

pattinase (abbott) said...

There is no better picture than that one.

Frank Bill said...

Outstanding pic, David. Fatherhood is looking good on you.

David Cranmer said...

Barrie, Ava and I say thank you for stopping by.

Alyssa, Very true but funny when I try and lay her in the crib and it's wide awake time again. But I suspect that doesn't have to do with my reading skills. :)

Jay, Certainly, TM has nothing to worry about.

Old jokes are the best, Randy. Gracias, amigo.

Patti, I have almost six hundred more. I'm camera crazy these past few days.

Many thanks, Frank. I'm enjoying the hell out of fatherhood.

Anonymous said...

My niece,Ava, she is perfect, just like her dad was at that age. She will grow, with her parents steady hands, to be as kind and gentle as they are today.
Love, Aunt Sharon

David Cranmer said...

Very kind words, sister. Thank you. And I can't wait for you to meet her.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

She is so perfect. Much joy to you all.

David Cranmer said...

Thank you, Terrie.

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Absolutely beautiful. Brings life into focus. Thanks for sharing this.

Keith Rawson said...

It only gets better, my friend, It only gets better. Great picture.

David Cranmer said...

Sabrina, She just has a way of making everything better.

Keith, Thanks, amigo. I can't wait.

Sarah Laurence said...

Ava is adorable! She looks like my daughter and you look like me back then reading a book while tending to the baby. My husband used to read Richard III aloud to her in her crib and now she's acting in Shakespeare. Be careful sharing pulp fiction or you might raise a femme fatale!

David Cranmer said...

Maybe she will write them, Sarah. I can only hope! Btw Shakespeare was/is pulp. Hamlet and Chandler are simpatico.

That is so cool your daughter is acting! Way to go mom and dad!

Jodi MacArthur said...

This is so so precious. What a moment in time to capture!

Jess said...

Oh, David...this brings tears to my eyes--what a beauty she is. Treasure every wonderful moment with her. I pray God's blessings on you and your family.

David Cranmer said...

Jodi, I'm betting there will be a ton of pictures of me reading to her. I have taken overal close to seven hundred photos on a month.

That means a lot, Jess. Many thanks.

Jenny Cruz said...

That's one emotional picture dave. I'd love to see my husband and daughter on this picture once I go return home after my Plastic surgery Beverly Hills.

Travis Erwin said...

Awesome picture my friend. Sorry I havne't been around much. Been creating new things and promoting old ones. Will try to do better.