Friday, January 12, 2007

The Dynamic Duo

They are now ages 11 and 12, with birthdays rapidly approaching, but back when this was taken, they were indeed the dynamic duo.

The first of my six bio grandchildren, they loved coming to grandma's house because it meant they would be together. She followed him everywhere then, and it has not changed much.

Note his tongue sticking out. That looks just like his grandfather when he was about to shoot a basket during a game. The concentration they were each giving to the organ playing was admirable; one could only hope that they would apply as much focus to their schoolwork. They do. Both of them are good students and both of them play sports. His forte is baseball and hers is basketball (like their daddies and granddaddies before them). They have both brought a lot of love into my life - and they get it all back.
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice photo, even better memories...

Thanks for sharing,

Michele sent me

Mike

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT JUDY! How cute.

Sonia said...

Just adorable, Judy!

Have a good weekend and thank you for your visit and nice comment!

Angie said...

I wonder at times how people remembered things vividly in times long before photos. I suppose the written word was one way but think of all the things never captured on film lost for eternity -sweet baby faces and happy toddlers. We are very blessed to be living in this time here and now with all of these new (and old) fangled gadgets. Beautiful babies, Judy. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet post. Hi here by way of Michele's.

Happy Weekend

Carmi said...

Your entries like this - where you reflect on the preciousness of family - remind me why I so love the intertwined arts of photography and writing.

I love your vignettes of family life, and am so glad that I'm able to read the magic via your blog.

Beverly said...

What a beautiful photo. I love the tongue. Little Ella is already sticking hers out a bit. I think she's feeling those two bottom teeth that have already come through.

Anonymous said...

Aren't grandchildren wonderful; a special kiss from above. Thank you for your comment...I am most proud when you visit because I so admire your site...full of fun, nostalgia, sweet memories and pictures that are breathtaking.

vicki said...

Abby still does the tongue thing. I love it when you write about your family and scan family photos. You are so lucky to have grandchildren- lots, too. I'm envious of grandmothers and soon-to-be grandmothers, as well.

Anonymous said...

Your grandchildren were darling...I'm sure they're every bit as cute now :)
Visiting from Michele's today :) Have a great weekend! :)

rick said...

You let them play the organ without shoes on? You are the coolest grandmother!!!~,:^)

Adorable mop tops. Soon they will be teens.~,:^0

Claude said...

Such a lovely pair!

Alan G said...

I suspect that was one great sounding duet. Obviously they were playing by ear and tongue.

craziequeen said...

Aren't they just the most adorable twosome? :-)

cq
Michele sent me, Judy.

PI said...

They do lok adorable. It's sad when they are teen agers and don't appreciate too many cuddles - especially the boys.

Anonymous said...

I love this photo. I love that age...........busy and focused and together......

Anonymous said...

So cute!!! My daughter always chewed her tongue when she was concentrating... just like my dad. ;)

srp said...

How adorable and great that they still are so close!

As to your question... the quilt on the computer screen was made by my grandmother's youngest sister. My grandma made these as well and we all have quilts she made, all made completely by hand. The pattern I believe is called the Cathedral. She made ours out of material scraps I gave her from the little dresses I sewed for Nyssa and she had some material scraps from the clothes I made myself in college. I feel fortunate that we have them as by the time Nyssa was five, Alzheimers had left her unable to remember the process. We cherish them.