The topic for this week’s Photo Challenge at The Daily Post is Smile and I can’t think of a better subject for this challenge than my eldest grandson. I never had to coax him into smiling for the camera. He always had a smile on his face and still does. He has already appeared on a couple of posts here at Happy 21st Birthday Grandson! and Weekly Photo Challenge- Collage – A Celebration but I just had to bring him back for another visit for a very special reason which will be made evident shortly.
Fast forward a few years to high school graduation followed some years later by a wedding, and then a baby shower.
Yesterday my grandson’s lovely wife gave birth to a baby boy, my first great-grandson! One more reason to smile! I haven’t seen him yet but you can bet there will be plenty more smiles on here in the near future.
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This week’s Photo Challenge from Cheri at The Daily Post asks us for our interpretation of Sweet.
Looking back at some of my earliest posts on WordPress I came across this one Exercise……There’s Nothing Like It! At the time it remained pretty much unread. It included pictures of some of my favorite foods which featured several sweet treats. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, slide on over there to see how these tasty delights fitted into my daily exercise routine.
As you can no doubt tell, I have a sweet tooth which probably accounts for another post Icing On The Cake that dwelt on the love affair between my family and cake.
No matter how we dress it up or how scary it may look, there is something about cake and all it’s close relations that is just so deliciously hard to resist. The feel, the taste, the smell of all those delectable desserts are too good to pass up and when the call goes out, “Anyone for afters?” the reply is always, “Sweet!”
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Our grandchildren always loved playing hide and seek but, like most young children, they never had the patience to stay hidden for more than a few moments and had to peek out to let us know just where they were hiding.
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After all the health issues that we’ve faced so far this year, my husband’s knee replacement surgery being the latest, I was overjoyed to finally have something to celebrate when our eldest grandson and his lovely young bride were married last week. It’s not often that the family has an opportunity to get together, now that they are all moving further afield with jobs that demand so much of everyone’s time, so we made the most of every moment. And if you have read this far, I sincerely hope that, if you haven’t already done so, you will follow this link Happy 21st Birthday Grandson! to see why I was so happy to share this wonderful day with the bride and groom.
And in response to Michelle Weber’s Weekly Photo Challenge here is a collage of images that I was able to capture when I wasn’t dancing, talking and generally having a marvelous time.
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When I was a child growing up in London, I yearned to possess a doll house such as the one my friend owned. It was a large, three-storied wooden house with furniture and lighting and I was green with envy. I was too young to understand that my parents couldn’t afford to gratify my craving for such a lavish toy and when they did eventually buy me a small, metal 4-room house, I can remember the feeling of bitter disappointment which I hope I managed to hide. Perhaps this is why now, as an adult, I can’t resist the occasional urge to buy a wooden dollhouse and splurge out on fixtures and fittings or gaze longingly at really fancy houses and miniature furniture in museums such as those pictured below at the Stephenson County Historical Museum in Freeport, Illinois.
I’m currently renovating an old house that I bought at a thrift store and every time our granddaughter visits she looks to see how far I’ve got with the decorating, her little fingers itching to rearrange the furniture. I want to tell her that this is not the kind of toy that you play with. This is just for looking at, not for touching, but then I remember the house that I longed for when I was her age and I have to relent. “OK kid, but be careful.”
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Teddy Bears, Dolls, Toys
Seeing the world through a child’s eyes can very often help us to appreciate the magic in the little things in life. I know my grandchildren have given me a whole new perspective on things.
The magic of butterflies. Watching this amazing thing of beauty flutter its wings and take its first flight. Keep very still little brother and perhaps it will rest on your shoulder.
The magic of flowers. Who knew there were so many lovely colors and cool smells! I wonder if there are any fairies at the bottom of this garden.
The magic of exploration. Which way shall we go? It’s a big world out there and who knows what we might find! A magic kingdom perhaps.
The magic of music. What a great new sound! Now he’s in his 20’s and playing guitar in his own band. Still making musical magic.
Halloween magic. Catching sight of his reflection in a shop window. Wow! Look! There’s a kangaroo just like me!
The magic of unconditional love. A quiet moment shared with a best friend. Someone to tell all those secrets to.
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!