Look directly behind Nicole's head. See that artificial long stemmed flower? It was a gift for Mother's Day. It has a solar powered glass globe that lights up at night with rotating multi colors. I love it, and I love these kiddos.
I cannot believe that Nicholas (13) and Nicole (7) have grown so big. He is taller than I am and so filled with goodness and compassion. I know he is going to make a difference in this world.
Nick loves football but has recently gotten into lacrosse and loves it. He has always been an active child, a mover with good mastery over his body. He met a teammate who he is smitten with. Her name is Sarah and, as we sat on those chairs on the front porch there, he said, "Nana, she's just like me, and we think alike and most of all she is a NICE girl, not at all like those girls who, ummm, well you know the girls who are more interested... well you know, she's a good Christian girl from a nice family and Dad let me go to her house to watch a movie. You want to see her picture?"
"Sure. Well my goodness, Nicholas, you think alike and you even look alike. Maybe that's the attraction."
He laughed at me and said, "Na-Na!"
Nicole loves to sing and dance, everything, everywhere, all the time. She is dramatic. She came right in the house, went to the kids' room and grabbed a big rubber baby doll with jointed arms and legs that is about 45 years old. It drives her parents crazy when she carries it on her hip. (Why do you like THAT doll!) And her brother has nightmares over it, but I love that she still wants to play babies. When Nick left the front porch to go around back to the patio where his parents and Bill were, Nicole sat on a chair on the porch and told me her hopes and dreams. She wants to have eight babies, four girls and four boys. Of course one will be named after me.
Their school year is coming to a close. Mine won't conclude for a few more weeks, but we are going to have FUN this summer!
Wow! They ARE really growing up! And so photogenic, too.
I love how the socks match the shirt. And Nicole's pose.
Those are two cute kids... and apparently, they're good kids, too.
Of course your summer is going to be fun. This summer is the beginning of your permanent, never-ending summer (said Sioux, a bit jealously).
Hard to believe how big these kids are! When I started reading your blog, Nicole was barely more than a baby! We want them to go on but also stay the same, don't we?
Beautiful children, and a beautiful post, with love flowing from every word. Thanks for sharing your joy with us.
it's so refreshing to talk to youngsters - and they are two lovely young ones.
Awwww, this is so sweet, Linda! Loved this glimpse at their personalities...so different, yet each special and sweet. Have a fantastic summer!!
Oh my goodness, Linda. They are growing up before our very eyes! Hard to believe. Take care and have a good week. Susan
Have fun with them this summer!
I can't get over how big Nicole is! What handsome children, both of them!
So sweet both of them! - and that Nicole wants to name her baby after you... awww.
Such beautiful grandchildren, Linda. I know you are a proud and wonderful Nana. Thanks for sharing such a loving post.
Sweet pictures. They sound like good kids. How nice to get the chance to spend some one-on-one time with them.
What cuties! Hope you have tons of fun with them this summer.
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