Friday, November 27, 2009

Leftovers!


Yesterday was a great day for our family. We gathered at daughter Kathleen's and the 5 cousins had a terrific time on the rope swing and the two youngest practiced their batting skills. They all enjoyed making giant nests and then throwing the leaves piled on the street. The highlight of the day might have been when Uncle Jason put them in their harnesses and gave them a SUPER swing. ( I got a little nervous at that point) The adults enjoyed watching by the fire pit! Today you get a few "leftovers" from our day. I decided if I'm going to break the "one photo a day rule" I might as well break it big time. Well, it's my blog and I couldn't leave any of my dear ones out, so here you go! When I'm in Paris next time I'll buy Eric a glass of wine and beg for forgiveness. ( Excusez moi?? Pardon moi????)

I promise tomorrow we'll be back to Birmingham "business".
The management thanks you for your patience.

While you're here, have a piece of Kathleen's pumpkin pie made with real pumpkin. I thought it came from a can!!! Who knew!

Bunny ears on Mumsie????







23 comments:

Olivier said...

une magnifique série, les photos b&w sont superbes, j'adore

Peter said...

So nice to see these last posts with your grandkids (and I have the previlege to have met two of them)! Thanks for letting us share these nice moments!

Bibi said...

Cute, cute. I am baking my pumpkin pies (from scratch, too; no cans here, and I don't like them from cans) tonight,since for me I do Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Kate said...

Children teach us how to live and enjoy life. Great shots!

brattcat said...

Wonderful, Virginia! Thank you for sharing these most precious parts of thanksgiving.

Rambling Round said...

You have much to be thankful for, Virginia! Enjoyed the photos.

Lori Skoog said...

You caught the kids just right!

alice said...

Love this series, of course! And it's so good to see you. What a wonderful team, lucky you!
Des bisous à tous depuis la France!

Thérèse said...

What a better way to spend the day?

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun! And, by the way, there was no canned pumpkin to be had should Kathleen have wanted to do it your way!!! I checked out 5 groceries for pumpkin last week!

Anonymous said...

HA!!! The reason I embarked on the real deal for the pie was because we had no luck with the canned either! So, after one successful pie, I have sent jason to the grocery for some evaporated milk to make pie 2 today! We also just got our first batch of Kringla out of the oven! Not to bad for a watered down Swede if I do say so myself!!! Gobble Gobble! Kathleen

altadenahiker said...

what larks!

Lily Hydrangea said...

aww! they are so cute! I love how you captured the leaves flying through the air-nice.

Cafe Observer said...

Beautiful posting. Happy Post-Thanksgiving, VJ!

Jacob said...

I've said before and I'll say it again, your child (and people) portraits are magnificent...

...and you've done it again here.

Looks like a wonderful family get-together!

Virginia said...

Thank you all for indulging my "Mumsieness" this holiday. Jacob, I can quickly put you on the mailing list and you too can suffer through a web album of 67 photos from yesterday's festivities!! :) As I've said before, a monkey could take great photos of this crowd. I will admit that they are pretty seasoned as models now!!

Kat that pumpkin pie was delish as breakfast this morning with my coffee!

Alice,
Des bisous from France are always appreciated, especially when given in person! :)

Peter,
They've grown so since you last saw them. Eva's teeth are falling out right and left! She lost one just before lunch yesterday! Davis is such a big boy he doesn't want to wear his "French shirts" mom bought him. :)

Bob Crowe said...

Okay, so when's the book on this bunch coming out? You obsess about your grandchildren. I obsess about the Arch. My subject holds still better.

JM said...

The b&w series is wonderful but I also love the first shot so full of joy! Great capture!

Petrea said...

They get their good looks from you.

Virginia said...

Petrea,
Merci but none of them look like me. I think they are all beautiful no matter where they got their looks.

JM,
Oh JM thanks.

Bob,
I'm laughing at your comments. One day you will be able to bore me to tears with grandbabies. I just know it . I"m ready!

Maya said...

Amazing shots as usual. Only you could capture the thrill of playing in piles of leaves like that! We've been talking you up around here, so if you come visit you may have a job already shooting a kid! Can you believe they came to us with this request? We said, you must wait until January and have a kid expert do it!!

Char said...

beautiful shots of happy times

Tash said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos of the grandkids. Just love them.