Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day to Two Great Dads

Happy Father's Day!

Each generation owes something to the one before. Here are three generations. Two fathers, two sons, one grandfather, one grandson. Happy Fathers Day to three of the most important males in my life.

Dad, meet your very first son.

Steve was a natural.

He still had the touch when his first grandson arrived.

Son Steve carries on the tradition. He is a great father and son, who loves his son completely.

Steve went back to school - what a great dad to show his son the importance of education and following a dream, and making it come true.

Grandson 'helping' his Pappy.

They love to play together.

A familiar sight in the early days. Both guys always liked bedtime.

Newborn photos have changed a lot since Steve was born. Here are Steve and Chris in their hospital photos followed by Jace in his newborn photo (not in the hospital.)

I love all of my guys!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summertime - and the Swimming is Easy (if you're two)

We got Jace's pool ready one morning last week. I put a new sliding board together to add a new twist to the wading pool fun for Jace.

He even had a snack in the pool - and promptly dunked his Oreos in the pool.

What a little athlete he is! So strong, he could jump in and out from a crouch over the side of the pool and land on his feet! The truly strong people in life always have a bit of compassion and gentleness, and Jace is no different. He worried over his Pappy's booboos on his left knee and kissed them. (He loved having his Pappy in his pool with him.)

Just as he was getting tired of the activity I introduced belly sliding to him. I lifted him up onto the slide on his belly and scooted his body to the incline. He loved it! He climbed out and back to the sliding board for at least another half an hour, always saying 'belly' when he got to me.

Recently we bought him a Hohner harmonica. He had a plastic one that was a lung-burster to get even a squeak out of. This one was like magic to him. He loved it! Here is a snapshot from the first time he played it.

It's so much fun experiencing these little pleasures with a two year old again. We're looking forward to the next pool time.

Friday, June 01, 2012

NuLu Flavor

On a recent trip to the NuLu area of near-downtown's "New" Louisville art district, I spotted some cool signage. I don't know if the Decca sign is original or a reproduction. I don't remember having seen it before, but it looks authentic.

These signs made from bourbon barrels are in the parking lot where a bourbon tour embarks.

I love artistic recycling!