Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Highlight of My Trip
Contrast that picture with the one from this post of just me and Willow on the ferry five years ago. My Mom has had an explosion of grandchildren in the last 30 months. The photo is a little dark, but from L-R there is my youngest sister Jaime, her 2 year old son Will, my Willow, Teri (middle sister)'s six-month old daughter Dharma, me, and Jaime's eight-month old son, Hunter. Teri would have been in the picture, but someone had to play cameraman.
I could not get enough of Dharma - so much so that Teri accused me of trying to pass off her daughter as my own.
How could you not? She has a very sweet disposition and always feel asleep on me (something that Willow never did).
Here is my Mom and Hunter:
Now, he is a handful - 2 months older and about 9 pounds heavier than Dharma. He has started to eat solids, and in Willow's words, if he doesn't have food in his mouth, "he is yelling his head off!" In his defense, he was teething and two teeth popped out while we were on the Island. He has these bright blue eyes - I sure hope they stay that way.
Will is Willow's closest-in-age Canadian cousin, and the two of them got along famously.
Sometimes too much so. There was the odd bumping of heads and crashing into walls, and I am afraid Will took the brunt of it. He couldn't say Willow so he called her 'Lolo.' Teri and Jaime and their kids slept in a camper on my parents' property as my parents only have a small cottage. Will would tear into the house in the morning shouting, "Lolo! Where Lolo!?"
And no, he isn't angry in the picture. Teri made the mistake of telling Will to open his eyes for the picture (he was doing the same squinty-eyed cheesy grin thing Willow does) and that was the result.
I love the look on Dharma's face here - she reminds me so much of Teri as a baby, but Teri showed us a picture of her husband Carl as a baby and Dharma looks like him as well. Whatever the combination, she's a pretty baby.
All the P Girls and their progeny:
Okay - scenery pictures next time!