Monday, December 16, 2013

Before Christmas ...

... might be a good time to share some photos from Thanksgiving. 

My brother held Athena very carefully


Hope and Aunt Lauren, my niece and Hope's GodMother.


Aunt Lauren will be marrying Dan next year. Hope said "he doesn't make believe he's listening to me, he really listens to me."


Cousin Gabriel follows Hope everywhere. He's just a year old so steps are still a challenge.


Now and then Hope feels the need to ignore Gabriel.


Athena and Hope with their Uncle Michael. Micheal is Gabriel's Dad.


Athena took to her swing when she'd had enough.



And On We Go ...


17 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I wish I could take to a swing when I've had enough! :D Lovely photos. Hope has such a cheeky grin. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

sweet family. :)

Sylvia K said...

I love these!! Thanks for sharing!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

nother sweet family. Love that dollys hair. Wow!

Hair lots of hair sure runs in your families.

You included.

Happy Day Monday.

Jay Simser said...

Dan is a "keeper" Hope nows when someone "really knows" you can't fool that girl. Such nice pictures. They are so nice to see. Thank you for sharing. Hugz.

Ron said...

Oh Dianne, what precious photos!

I love Athena's eyes!

I especially love the photo of Athena and Hope with their Uncle Micheal. Hope is so beautiful!

X to you, Hope, Athena, Siren, and Isadora!

Mike said...

Family time ia fun time.

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Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos, Dianne. I am smiling, with tears in my eyes. I just love Hope figuring out when someone is really listening and not just pretending. She is a delight, and I hope she remains just as delightful as she grows up.
Athena, meanwhile, has a tough act to follow. Maybe she'll enjoy playing with Gabriel because he's closer in age.
You have such a lovely family, Dianne. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Luv, K

Hilary said...

All such gorgeous kidlets. What a beautiful family. And Hope is such a sharp observer of human behaviour. What a love.

Leave It To Davis said...

"he doesn't pretend to be listening to me....he really listens to me." Wow. That makes me want to turn around and LOOK at my granddaughter tomorrow when she comes to stay with us. She is turning 4 Saturday. Hope looks like she is around the same age.

Beautiful children! Handsome adults!

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of these beautiful children!
And I really need work on that "pretend to listen, really listen" part.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Such sweet pictures of your two darling granddaughters. HOPE is so very grown up, my dear....And she sure is Beautiful!

Granny Annie said...

Maybe that is why my Hope will say, "Grandma, what did I just say?" lol

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Norma Ruttan said...

what a lovely collection of family photos! who could ignore such enchanting children? not I! I have a 3 year-old great-granddaughter and her two-month old sister to entertain me and to fill me up to the brim with love.
happy new year to you and yours!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh these are so sweet...how did I miss them earlier? Oh I know, I was on a blog break. Wonderful warm happy post.