Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumpkins and Poodles



Placing babies on pumpkins is a sure indicator that one has been raised by poodles ...




Gussie picked his pumpkin quickly with a furrowed brow and a decisive grunt ... Raised by poodles? I think not. Poor boy ...




And here's Manny again posing the baby on a pumpkin: more evidence of a happy poodle upbringing.

That is, if being raised by poodles turns a lady into the best grandmother that ever walked the face of the earth.

That's right, Manny came back for her fall visit. We picked pumpkins, walked through leaves and let the sunshine of her love warm us all weekend.




The poodles must know what they're doing. The pumpkin thing made the baby smile all afternoon. He looks a little less like a turnip now. More like Winston Churchill... no, more like the Christmas elf who stole all the candy and ate it himself ... not so much like the German tourist anymore ... but he's definitely happy. And he's definitely insanely good looking and ridiculously handsome just like his daddy ... but enough baby gushing ... and husband gushing (yikes!) ...



Haven clearly wasn't raised by poodles. Poor boy. He's displaying early signs of homeschooling. I should just stop that right now for his own good. Poodles, I tell you. Poodles ... I need to find a few ...



And here's the happy family on the glowing day in October that Manny visited.

Manny dear, thank you so much for seeing the beauty around you when so many couldn't recognize it if it smacked them upside the head.

You are sunshine. Your are magic. You sprinkle childhood with dizzying stardust, and I'm so very glad you come around to sit on my couch and read books to my children.

I'll see you at my mom's place in November and December so please come back up our way in the dead cold of February to pull us along to spring. We'll need you so badly then. We'll need you and ALL the poodles. Call them now so they pencil it in ...

3 comments:

Cherie said...

It's a little unfair. You all are too beautiful to belong to one family.

Seems like you had a wonderful visit!

tiffani said...

I think your Manny is great. Reminds me of my grandma - the Marine. She would totally hang out with pumpkins and babies...if she could still make out either through her fuzzy cataract smoker's eyes.

You are blessed...and yes, you all do look quite handsomely happy as a fam. in pictures.

abigail said...

You guys look wonderful, and I love that picture of Pete with Simeon.

Quick question? Did Haven get his EAR stuck in the crawl tent? It looks like it, and I hope so, 'cause that proves he's great homeschooling material.