For my recent birthday my grandchildren gave me the mounted photos, school pictures, below.
I am trying to decide where to hang it. In the upstairs hallway, where I have my great grandparents pictures and my uncle's paintings seem to be a good bet.
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I have been wanting to post some photos of the kids for a while but my big scanner seems to not want to cooperate. I keep getting notices on the computer that it cannot locate the scanner, as if their is no cord between them. I have redone the software for the computer and that seems to make no difference. These devices are fun when they work but I just find them annoying when they don't.
Back to the pictures. No I have not been drinking. The pictures are on a slant so as to avoid the flash from the camera.
The top photo is of Dylan, 11, the oldest. Below him is Olivia, 10, and at the bottom, Travis, 9.
They are all terrific children: healthy, intelligent, active in sports, well behaved and polite ( with me at least). They have all played hockey (Dylan and Olivia always on the same team) soccer and "T" ball. Dylan and Olivia even took figure skating lessons one year. The purple tights on Dylan made me wince. Fortunately, they had enough of that after one year. Travis managed some step dancing lessons, which is popular around here in the French community. Dylan and Olivia have belonged to the swimming club and done well in competitive swimming. The kids have also learned to play the keyboard (piano) and now Dylan is trying the drums. I have yet to hear the young Gene Krupa play. As I have mentioned before, I am most proud that they have all become bilingual, taking their education in French. This is a big advantage in Canada with two official languages but more important they can share in two linguisitic cultures and make their lives so much richer for it.
I find Dylan being the grandchild most interested in me and what I say. He is intellectually curious and likes to learn new things. If I were able I would probably spend more time with him.
I had always thought I would show him the joy of canoe tripping and camping but so far it has not worked out.
The three kids are enough to make grampa proud. I only wish I was able to spend more time with them.
Speaking of being proud. This is Andrea, my brother's youngest daughter. She just heard she has been accepted in the doctoral program in psychology at Dartmouth College come September.
This past year she has been at the College of William and Mary, where she will be awarded an master's degree. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, at Willmington.
You make us all proud, Andrea.
Come next Winter, she will have the opportunity to enjoy the northern winter with lots of snow.
It has been years since her parents took her and her sisters south to live in North Carolina. This will be a chance to polish her skating skill and maybe take up skiing. Andrea is athletic and I expect she will enjoy the opportunities of living in west-central New Hampshire.
Here is a video of the lovely setting and campus of Dartmouth College.