This is a portrait of Mathew taken recently at pickup time in his pre-school yard. I’m struck by how much more like a little boy Mathew looks with a haircut (compare the hirsute Mathew).
It seems to me that Mathew’s personality comes through this photo. This is a determined child who knows what he wants and is loud in both happiness and sorrow. The child is the father of the man, and Mathew’s larger-than-life personality will probably (and hopefully) not diminish as he grows.
[Canon Powershot G9, 44.4mm (210 mm in 35mm terms), image stabilization, 1/100 of a second at f/4.8 and ISO 200, hand held.]