6.30.2011

Pure Imagination


We traveled over the soft rises of rolling, green hills, past watercolor blots of blooming trees, into the darkness that awaits after the last glimmers of setting sun fade into night. We continued on our path, past the menacing growls of scruffy coyotes, sailing under the watchful eyes of the fat, grey owl that seems to follow our every move. The wind ruffled our hair, but we smiled. The winding roads matched the weaving of our voices, intertwined in song and laughter. 


So really....
we never left the driveway.

But we did laugh. 
And we sang 
to the crackling radio 
that played, 
even though 
the key was turned backwards.
No engine running.

And it never mattered to Hudson 
that the Jeep wheels
weren't spinning.
His imagination 
was working hard enough.

Make Believe...bring it back. :)

p.s. We really do have a big owl in our yard.  
I think he lives in our Magnolia tree.
He creeps me out a little bit. Eeek.

35 comments:

Ana said...

WOW. You and your little one have the most gorgeous eyes ever.

Katie said...

what a big guy he is now! Driving already?? Haha :) To me, this is a perfect example of the "little things" that makes a person happy.

Gentri said...

Haha! I kind of like listening to owls. :) you look gorgeous and this is such a beautiful post.

A Lost Feather said...

i loovevevevee this post. it is so beautifully written and photographed.

Leila B. said...

You write beautifully! Love that you're encouraging his imagination early! What a good Mom!

Cara-Mia said...

So sweet!

Dale said...

You look so pretty. I really like your headband. It's SO chic

xoDale
www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

Angie Mc. said...

Love every bit of this post. His smile is the sweetest!!

Cindy P said...

So fun! He looks like he's really enjoying himself! Imagination is the best!

Courtney B said...

Oh how I love this!! I can't wait to have a little one of my own to make believe with!!
And you are one GORGEOUS mama! Love your head band thing!! (Wow.. head band thing? You know what I mean... right?!)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

hehehe it's so much fun. my sons love imaginary driving too. just think, before you know it, he'll be driving FOR REAL!! ahhhh.

Jeannie said...

These are precious pictures. I love the one of his curly head looking over the steering wheel. Did you ever think at 16 when you were riding around in this jeep that you would have a little son sitting in it one day? Hudson already has a huge imagination. I like the headband!

Britt said...

Adorable! I let Lidia play in the car too! :)

A Jeeper said...

This is GREAT a great post! As soon as our little man saw me pull up in your Jeep he was ready to drive off into that imaginary word. Great pictures! I like the one of him driving down the road with one hand on the wheel and the other changing the radio station.

LOVE YOU!!!

Meredith said...

ah. i love that car.
and i used to ADORE doing that when i was little.
now i'm driving for real. oh where did time go?

p.s. your eyes. his eyes. uhm. gorgeous much?

Kai.Mercado. said...

I think you might be the prettiest mom in the whole entire world....

JRuud said...

Wow..I cannot get over how beautiful you are!! So jealous of your eyes!! And omg, he's beautiful. Lovely pictures and I'm obsessed with how cool your blog is!! Ah.

Mariel Torres said...

you are so cute with your headband! and these pictures are ADORABLE... you have the cutest baby ever darling.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

My boys and I love imagination time. So fun. Hudson is such a pro behind that wheel

Heidi said...

You and Hudson are so adorable! I can't even stand it!

And I'm glad I'm not the only one fascinated by those kitchen drawers! I thought everyone had seen these before and I was the only one living under a rock :)

S. said...

Adorable photos!

Love
/S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

LCR said...

what beautiful imagination:) with two beautiful people!! have a great weekend, ashley!
xo
L

Bon Bon said...

What a fun AND stunning mama you are:-) I'm sure he felt like such a little man! xoxo

Kristie Was Here said...

Love this! So, beautiful--photos and words. What a lucky boy to have such a fun mom :)

Haley K said...

You are just too beautiful, too sweet, too wonderful for words :) I love that you had a fun time being so creative and using your imagination with your sweet little Hudson...you captured it beautifully, in words and in the photos!!

And thinking of being a kid with an imagination that just wouldn't stop reminded me of a quote/print I pinned on pinterest just today! Hope it makes you smile like it did to me :)
http://pinterest.com/pin/52995107/

Nnenna said...

I love the bright colors of your headband! Also, you and Hudson are so pretty! :D

star-crossed smile

Raven said...

I tried to comment a million times last night and blogger was being a booger, so here I am now.

GORGEOUS pics. I know exactly like you how just sitting in a non moving car in the driveway is exhilarating to the youngsters. awww, to be so little and entertained....

and Jeeper is just too awesome. LOVE his comments!!!!

Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

Aww you are so cute together! I bet you are the best mom! :) Loveing the headband as well!

Hope you have a great weekend Ashley!

xo Lisa

Amylou said...

I love this! I bet you two have the best play times ever!

Marisa Noelle said...

So beautifully written darling. My heart is melting over your lovely words and those adorable pictures of Hudson in the Jeep:) Have a wonderful weekend! xx Marisa

Ny. said...

I'm in love with your blog, your style, your clothes and ESPECIALLY your headband!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

wonderful pictures! very beautiful, dreamy and ful of joy of life!

Shalyn said...

I love love love the way you write! You look amazing and I want your jeep...and your baby! ha!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

okay i thought Sean kinda had the sideways glance down pat but yours is so darn adorable my minds been changed! what a joy!!!! imagination is where it's at and an owl roosting nearby is bonus lucks too. xo ♥

Janette said...

AHHH! Little Hudsy is so blessed to have a momma like you that cultivates his imagination!! He is just the most darling thing too! I think I must have him betrothed to my future little Janette Jr. Whaddya say? Yea? Nay? Won't be offended if you say no..lol


Janette, the Jongleur