Life With Our Grandchildren

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    This past Sunday my Honey and I went to the Basketball game of our oldest grandson. The game consisted of the two best teams and what an exciting game it was. Our grandson has been playing for 4 years now and every year we see how he has advanced in his playing skills. Our oldest grandson loves sports and each year plays basketball, baseball, and soccer. This year our middle grandson (our oldest's brother) started playing basketball too and we will attend his last game this Saturday.

    I'm sorry my pictures are blurry..it's hard to get good pictures when the kids are moving so fast but I think I can take a short video and then take still shots off of those videos. I'm going to try that for the next and final game of the season which will be this coming Sunday.

    During the last quarter of the game the 2 best players on our grandson's team were benched because of fouls and the other team scored 24 points during that time. Our grandson's team was still ahead but only by 2 points and the other team scored one of those points when they got 2 free shots at the net because of something our team did wrong. They missed their second point and with 8 seconds to go our grandson held onto the basketball until the buzzer went off signaling the game was over. A very exciteingwin for our grandson's team by one point! :D
    Our grandson is the one with the blond hair.
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    Our youngest grandson is now 6 months old, weighs over 18 pounds, and enjoyed his first taste of bananas on Valentine's Day, which was also his 6 month birthday.:) He will be coming to Louisiana the second week of March and since no one is sick now...I am looking forward to holding and loving this precious baby!
     
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    Here's our youngest granddaughter enjoying her Valentine's balloon from her dad. :)
     
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    So happy to have my youngest grandbaby in from Texas and spending some "play" time with Papaw and Granny. :) He is now 6 months old and a big "chunk!" :p Papaw is at work right now but should be home in a couple of hours and he is going to be so excited to have this "big" fella here with us.
     
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    My daughter's boys were all chunky...loved those fat thighs....sons boys weren't chunky.

    Daughter's boys are slim now...

    My daughter is 5'3 inches and about 110 lbs max and Nicholas was almost 10 lbs when born...Michael was only a few ounces less...don't know how she had such big babies...she didn't have gestational diabetes.
     
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    Loving my grandbaby! :)
     
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    Yep, looks like my 2 chunky monkeys! Arm rolls and all!! :) Too cute!

    6 months is a fun age also....a little easier to watch than when they start to walk...that's scary, lol.
     
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    My Oldest Granddaughter graduated from High School in May of 2016 and in the Fall of 2016 started College. She is very artistic and will pursue a career in that field. :)

    Her "Alice in Wonderland" hodge podge painting is on the wall next to her in the bottom picture. :)
     
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    Here's our granddaughter the "All Star" pitcher...she's going to go to College on a full Scholarship for that talent! :)
     
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    Then we have the granddaughter who wanted to be a cheerleader and then she decided she wants to be an a Star instead. :)
     
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    This granddaughter is a Cheerleader and has been for her 3 years of Junior High...next year she will be off to High School. She's the last one on the right standing up. :)
     
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    Our oldest grandson loves Sports and we always say he was born with a football in his hand, though actually he has played just about every sport but football...and that's because he isn't old enough for football yet. He can walk, talk, and eat Sports just like the big guys. :)
     
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    You have a beautiful family @Babs Hunt ..I love those pictures.


    What camera do you use, your pictures have such clarity... I love the action photos as well...
     
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    It's a older model Canon Powershot SX120IS. One secret is the right lighting. Also we have a family camera that is a more expensive one which we all chipped in on to take better action shots. My oldest daughter keeps that at her house until one of us needs it and then we just pass it around. For everything else I just use my Canon Powershot.
     
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    I'm an avid amateur photographer and I'm looking for a new camera, but not having a lot of luck. I need one with a viewfinder and I bought one last years that cost £600..latest model Sony...but it was useless, so I returned it and I'm still using my ancient bridge Fuji...S700s..good enough for stills, useless in low light and action shots...so I revert sometimes to using the camera on my iphone..
     
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    I have actually seen wonderful pictures taken on the new phones that are out. Much better than camera ones often.

    I love "making memories" for us all to look back on with my camera but I am by no means a photographer in the amateur or professional sense of the word. I am a memory maker for our Family. :)

    Three of my sisters are very good photographers and each of them has sold some of their photos although not for a lot of money. One of the photos that a sister of mine did was even used on the front cover of the Destin phone directory a few years ago.

    Every time I take a really good picture it is always a complete surprise to me. Digital cameras are so great though that if the lighting is right and as you learn the ins and outs of your camera your pictures should get better and better. Another secret is taking dozens of pictures of whatever you are trying to capture. My sisters all do this, but I just want to capture the memories and they don't have to be perfect! :) @Holly Saunders

    This flower photo that I took from a flower in my flower bed remains one of my favorites...the light was perfect.
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    Looks like we have another budding artist in our Family. :)
     
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    Two of my granddaughters just had their Birthdays. One turned 3 and got a bubble maker. And the other one turned 16 and got a car. :) 20289916_10154540593091207_1746711226_n.jpg 20668528_1352933961421798_1470297448_n.jpg
    And both girls feel like they got the best present! :)
     
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    Just a little while ago we got a surprise visit from our youngest grandkids and their Mom. Their Mom came to thank us for babysitting the little ones while she was out of town this past Friday. This time I remembered to take some pictures. :) It's a beautiful day and what a nice surprise.:)
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    After the snow melted today my daughter called and asked if I could keep my grandson for a little while she picked up some things at CVS. I had a really nice time playing with him and my granddaughter when her Mom and she got back.

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    My grandson has started "posing" now for his pictures...to funny! :)
    My granddaughter loved the snow and helped her mom make a snow family. :)
     
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    Too cute!
     
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    Every year it seems our grandkids are involved in more activities, etc. than the year before. It is really hard to keep up with them now and try to attend at least one thing or event each grandchild is involved in.

    We are proud of all of our grandkids and their accomplishments. Last night one of our older granddaughters attended an Award Banquet for being a nominee for best Athlete of the Year. She won third place which we all thought was awesome! :) She is the granddaughter that placed softball and is such a wonderful pitcher that she has been offered College Scholarships and finally decided to take the one from Mobile, Alabama.

    Drew Brees our New Orleans Saints Quarterback was the Speaker at their Banquet last night. It was a very exciting night for our granddaughter and we are all very proud of her accomplishments which she has worked really hard for. In the picture below she is the tallest one in the yellow dress. :)
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    We also attended our youngest granddaughter's first Ballet Recital this past week. She has come so far in letting her light shine now days and no longer being shy and hiding it under a bushel. :) We look forward to many more recitals in her future. :)
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    Beautiful pictures, @Babs Hunt I had several Awwwww moments there. :D

    Your grandchildren do you proud.
     
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    Congratulations to our Sunshine! This granddaughter finished the 5th grade with Principal’s List, AR Award, Tenmarks Award, and for the 3rd Year in a Row - The Leadership Award! And she also made the Cheerleading team and is wonderful in her acting and singing roles.

    There's so much to be proud of with all our grandkids. But awards and accomplishments aside we are truly blessed just to be Granny and Papaw to every one of our grandkids and we thank God for each one He has gifted us with. :)
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