Saturday, April 26, 2008
Always curious, watching his brother get a haircut was great fun. He was not
excited about the clippers being used on him. After much tossing and turning
of the head trying to see exactly what were doing, he resigned himself, laid
his head against Kate, and cried the saddest little wail. Mourning the loss of
his curls? Probably not, but I certainly was.
Jude was having fun playing with these nesting blocks. Notice the tongue sticking out -oh the concentration!
Monday, April 14, 2008
I guess all this practice has paid off, because he has been talking several steps on his own now too!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Hey, I know I'm a little late, but I'll spare you the excuses!
Jack and Mary were both sick this Easter, so it threw off our plans
a bit. We did end up doing the Easter egg hunt that they all look
forward to later that evening. Mary was all business as she ran
around grabbing eggs. As usual, we repeated this several times,
just as I did as a girl. ;-)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
My Grandpa was a quiet man. The saying "still waters run deep" could have been written about him. He didn't offer up a whole lot about his life, perhaps making the nuggets here and there more precious. He fought in WWII when he was barely more than a boy. I think he is a hero not just because he went and bravely fought, but because he carried on bravely throughout his life with what must have been tormenting memories. As a girl and to this day, I loved looking at pictures of him strong and handsome in his uniform. He looked like a movie star to me. Another image that I always remember and love is of "Grandpa, the Cowboy". I was always awed by seeing him ride his horse, looking every inch the part. The cowboy hat and deeply tanned skin helped with the rugged look, but the quiet strength was what really gave him that "cowboy of old" air. He was a craftsman, a writer of poems, well spoken and well mannered, a gentle soul. All those traits speak of a gentleman, but it was that quiet, calm strength that set him apart and made my Grandpa a true gentleman.