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Huckleberry Smiles

By Natalie |

Huck is getting to the age where suddenly he’ll notice things he can do to elicit a laugh from Mama, and then he will repeat them over and over and over. He is a total ham and loves to be the center of attention.

Lately, when Huck finds something to be particularly delightful, he tenses his entire body, sticks his arms straight out, and smiles really hard until his grin became a grimace from the effort. As he’s gotten bigger (too big! too fast!) these “body smiles,” as we call them, have gotten bigger and grander and they are hysterical. If he’s in the right mood we can make these exaggerated faces back and forth, and then we laugh and laugh and laugh together.

This kid is so rad, I mean it.

After the jump, we tried to catch it on video just for you! And, well, yeah for posterity also.

Huck Right Here!

(I tried to upload the video directly into the post, but apparently it is too large (it’s only 36 seconds?) and so you’ll have to follow the link to YouTube.)

(Please note: What you can’t see is me making all kinds of ridiculous faces behind the camera. But what you can see is what a freaking stage mom I am. “You’re not focusing?” Hah, seriously??)

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Natalie Holbrook is a hopeless optimist living in a tiny apartment in New York City with her husband Brandon and her fat baby, Henry August. She blogs at Hey Natalie Jean, a love letter from her family to New York City, and where she capture all the lovely little things that make up a wonderful life. Read bio and latest posts → Read Natalie's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Huckleberry Smiles

  1. Tlcnyc says:

    The ‘you’re not focusing’ is my second favorite part.

  2. Rosstwinmom says:

    I love whole-body smiles!!!!! I miss those so much even though 3 is a great age too because they make you laugh with ridiculous things they say.

  3. Brandy says:

    How stinkin’ cute! What a doll!

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