Thursday, July 22, 2010
When WWII ended and my dad came home to his new baby daughter. With all his Navy uniforms packed away my grandmother decided to make a sailor suit for me out of one of dads. She was an excellent seamstress and could make anything without a pattern. All she needed was the image in her mind. I finally grew into it at about 2 years old but unfortunatley those photos are lost. When baby brother Scott came along I dug out the suit and John took his picture in it. Ah..now its a family heirloom! When Traci was born somehow we forgot about and when I did find it, she had outgrown it. I passed it down to her when she got married to keep for her childern. Hayden came into this world a big boy and blew right past the suit before we knew what happened. Luckily it was remembered for Jaxson and so we finally have a photo of someone else in The Sailor Suit. Scott is on the left, Jaxson on the right.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
One of the greatest joys in my life to be able to share in the lives of our 2 grandsons, Hayden (7) and Jaxson (2 1 /2). We have watched Hayden from the beginning as he started karate lessons when he was 4. He seemed so small and we wondered how in the world he would ever master all the moves, kicks, punches and balancing. As we have watched him thru the years we are amazed at how he has taken to this sport. So many sports are so competitive that kids are more concerned about winning than enjoying what they do. While the various degrees of belt colors is important in karate, it is also a sport about enjoying what you do, decipline, listening, balance, self defence, stranger danger and attitude. We are proud when he competes and wins a trophy but would be proud just because he tried and did his best. I love the fact that everyone who takes part in the tournaments goes home with a trophy and no one is left out. Hayden tested on Saturday for his blue belt and did very well. When the younger kids start out they advance by belt color also but now Hayden is in the advance classes and if he continues he could be a black belt by the time he is 11.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I think I am finally caught up now and can start with the newer things in my life! Sorry things are so out of order but its taken me over a year to decide to go ahead with this project. Leave a comment if you wish... or just browse thru the pages.
Monday, July 12, 2010
We went on a family outing to Great America on Saturday and had a wonderful time! The main reason we went was because our niece, Breana Whalen portrays Wonder Woman at the park and we had never gone to see her in costume and in the light parade. She is a beautiful, talented young woman and we are very proud of her. The boys had a great time and it is always fun to see thier reactions and hear thier laughter when they are enjoying themselves. Wonder Woman had Capt. Feathersword pay a little special attention to Jaxson after the show and Hayden had a blast on the cars, water log ride and others. Its been many years since we have been to Great America and were suprised at how clean and well kept the park is. It was a long day but fun to be with the family.
Friday, July 9, 2010
One of these days I will get it right and keep this updated! These past months have been very hectic yet I cannot account for the time. It just keeps passing me by. Until I can get caught up thought I would post these recent photos that my daughter took of the boys. She is becoming quite a photographer and the boys are growing up so fast!