Monday, November 2, 2009

Shaking Out Perfectly



Boy, did I score big today! My grandson Albert-the-chef and his Holly and my favorite short person, great-grandson Archimedes, all came over for a visit this afternoon. They even brought me a big bowl of a wonderful soup Albert had just fixed -- sort of a Mexican Minestrone, with black beans and corn and about a kajillion other ingredients, perfectly seasoned. Oy vey, aiiii caramba, wowsers!

Archimedes was, of course, the main attraction. Such a child. I haven't managed to teach him how to say, "Yay, Raiders!" yet but we'll get there. He is showing signs of understanding the concept of the high five, however. At this point, he seems to prefer the horizontal version but the vertical can't be far behind.

Eight months old and he's built like a line backer. Solid. And he's not that far from the toddling around stage. That's going to keep 'em on their toes. Because, of course, everything is interesting at that age and simply must be explored and examined and tasted. Oh yes. I wonder if they'll learn to do what I did when the kids were little. The cupboards they were allowed to explore were stocked with beat-up pots and pans and plastic bowls they couldn't hurt. They always liked that sort of thing over any regular toys.

And the sun was shining all day. Isn't it great how some days just shake out so perfectly?

15 comments:

John Bailey said...

What a wonderful day, Dee. How does it go? "Oh, no, they can't take that away from me." Something like that, anyway. :-)

Dee said...

Ah, John. You're in fine voice, you are! And right on the mark.

Stephanie said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Becky said...

Adorable young man!

kate et jim said...

Now isn't he the cutest little thing and he looks so happy!

It was a lovely day yesterday, wasn't it! The sun shone all day long and I had the windows and doors open till the sun slipped around to the side of the house.

So glad your day was beautiful, too!

Bonnie said...

Did they surprise you with the visit adding to the joy? :-)

I want to know as soon as that little one learns how to say and spell his own name OK? :-D

The Old Guy said...

Archimedes's right hand may be giving you a horizontal five, but his left hand is most certainly giving you thumbs down on anything that isn't going to be a whole lotta fun.

This picture clearly shows what makes great-grandsons so great.

Dee said...

Stephanie, yes he's cute!

Becky, yes he's adorable!

Kate, yes he's happy!

Bonnie, yes it was a fun surprise. As for the "say and spell," uhmmm, not yet. (grin)

Bill, I hadn't noticed the thumbs down bit but I think you're right. I'll give you a thumbs up on the observation. (grin)

Kate said...

Grandkids are the best! (insert big grin here ...)

Dee said...

Kate, ain't it da troof? "If I'd known grandkids were so much fun, I'd have had them first!"

By the way, folks, this is Left Coast Kate, as opposed to Right Coast Kate. I loves me my Kates.

Maggie said...

What a great day and good visit. Delightful kid too....whata smile. I'm grinning along with him.

Dee said...

That's the thing, Maggie: it's almost impossible not to grin back when a kid grins at you. Which is as it should be.

kate et jim said...

Right coast Kate, here. If it says "Kate et Jim", that's us, here in New York.

But anyone named 'Kate' has got to be great! eh? And 'Left Coast Kate' has got it right (no pun intended) Grandkids ARE the best!

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Adorable. I was my grandma's little charm when i was small myself. Maybe you guys think that grandmas are the only ones that feels happiness when looking at thee treasures. but i assure you that this feeling comes from both ways. Grandchildren are so happy as well especially when they feel that they are being hugged and cuddled and admired by their elders. Feels great!

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