Monday, July 2, 2012

And Another Thing

Many people have an idea of the perfect weekend..the perfect vacation. It's different for everyone. Some like a trip to a fun location. Some like the beach or the mountains. Perhaps a cookout with friends makes your skirt fly up. Me? I'm simpler...less adventuresome. I'll take these examples of what makes my perfect weekend....like the pic below that reminds me of a Grandma Moses painting. People gathered in every corner of the livingroom doing something different. Braiding hair, brothers in deep conversation, babies gathered around a favorite Aunt for some special attention, a little one moving so fast she's nothing but a blur in the middle, Jack reading the sports page! Like the song says, "Here are a few of my favorite things"....
It's loving every minute with our newest member of the family...Ella, my great-niece. She was so good and fun and it was wonderful that my niece Amy and her hubby Eric would take a couple of days out of their vacation to visit all of us. Thanks guys for coming!
It's seeing that sweet Sophie face first thing in the morning eating her cereal out of vintage Ninja Turtle bowls that her Daddy and Uncles had when they were little.
It's posing for a group shot that no one really wants to do. Taylor, Katie and Sophie being good sports for me!
Jumping off the high dive for the first time when you're only 7. Way to go Taylor!
It's showing YaYa a skill you didn't have last year...putting your whole face underwater and swimming. That's our Lexi Loo!
It's taking that first leap of faith into "how to learn to swim in the baby pool". Good beginning Addy Rae!
A helpful brother...Taylor..pointing out to bigger sis Katie, the height of the high dive.
The final wave...I'm here I can't go back now!
We have lift off!
It's Katie with her can-do attitude...you go girl!
Finally, it's jumping into the deep end even if you can't swim because someone you trust and love will be there to catch you..no matter what. "I'll simply remember my favorite things...and then I won't feel so bad."

12 comments:

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Such special memories!

karen said...

I got mixed up and commented on the swimmers on the Balloonacy post! Oh well - fun summer you're having!

Munir said...

I love the polka dots and the stars.
Your family is beautiful. Your photography is really good. Capturing those little one's on photos seems like a cinch for you. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy Crawford said...

Family makes everything better!

Julia said...

What a delightful post Kathy. I just love that family gathering in the livingroom and each is a part of the whole.
You have a beautiful family and it shows that you are a special grandmother to the grandkids. How lucky they are...

I love the patriotic kids in the red white and blue chairs. Awesome picture of that jump in the pool in mid air.

I read your balloon post but just couldn't leave comments because of time constraint. I've never seen a real air baloon in the air. It must have been wonderful to see.

Have a wonderful 4th of July.

Hugs. JB

Kim said...

That does look like a perfect weekend. I just love Katie's "Look at Me" pose! My kind of girl - she has a little attitude!! But in a good way.

PoetessWug said...

Awwwwww! What a nice weekend. :-]

Wander to the Wayside said...

Life's most precious treasure - FAMILY. And thanks for sharing yours with us...

Sandi said...

Lovely family and lovely photos! You are so right, family time is time well spent, no matter what is going on. You really caught some great shots!

Sue said...

I'm with you, all the way. Those are my favorite things, too.

=)

Bonnie said...

I love the group photos that nobody wants to take! I used to gripe about them all the time, but now I am SO happy to have them.

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Darlene said...

That sounds like my kind of weekend too. I love having any members of my family visit and I wish they would do it more often, but when they do, I am so happy. It's just total contentment.

Loved all your pictures.