Raising the "Cute" Factor

Over the weekend I was outside taking some random pictures of things lying around the house when I saw that the Missus was prepping Jack for an afternoon stroll around the neighborhood.  I caught him giving me his most winning, mugging face:

It's amazing how much kids change in so short a time.  I began building a photo site for Jack (courtesy of Shutterfly) and started the laborious process of combing through the literally thousands of pictures we've taken of him over the past 16 months of his life. I typically don't like having my picture taken - a low self image seems to run in my family - as I poured over all the pictures of feeding, playing, changing, and basically running the gamut of fatherly duties, all I can say is I'm damn glad I got over my picture shyness.  Every one in a while you get a shot that's priceless. 

GEEK MONKEY.  Raising the "Cute" Factor in these troubled political times: