Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Way Back When-esday: Wind Beneath Their Wings


Dateline: July 2005
Twins' Age: 3 and a half

She may be hard to see, but snuggly wrapped in the purple washcloth in Grandma Ross' hands is Ruthie, her vibrantly colored lovebird.

Naurally, visits to Grandma's are always special, but this one in particular will always stand out in my memory. The kids gently rubbed Ruthie's head, and got to "talk" to her outside the confines of her cage. Both were beside themselves with joy. From the looks of the photos, Grandma was, too.

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23 comments:

Missy said...

You can totally see the excitement on every face! What a great photo captured! Happy WBW

Kim H. said...

Look at Sarah's cute little haircut. :) And I love when kids are so fascinated with an animal like that. Just precious.

And "coonskin" - I couldn't for the life of me think of that word last night when I was doing my post. That shows you how many brain cells I'm working off of these days. I changed it in my blog. Thank you!

Hope you guys are doing well and staying healthy and all that good stuff.

Hugs!

mommytoalot said...

Love the excitement on their faces.
Great photo!

Debbie said...

OK. Confession time. I read way too fast and misread things. I read, "snuggly wrapped in the purple washcloth in Grandma Ross' hands is Ruthie, her" vibrator. Well, you can imagine my surprise. I think your son's expression pretty much sums it up.
In actuality, the post is lovely and I am sure they did enjoy the bird.

Nicole O'Dell said...

So fun! I remember a time when I was visiting my gma and gpa on their farm and they bought my brother and me each a little teeny chick. We cared for them all summer. Funny, though, they were gone the next summer...???

Cute story and pics!

Nancy said...

Those are GREAT!! You can totally see that they were all in heaven :)

Jamie said...

Ahhh, I can see the joy! We have a cockatiel, and my kids are just now old enough to appreciate her (let alone any pet really) And we've had this same scene play out in our house, only with me, not grandma. Bet it would be more fun with grandma!!!!


And you're welcome for the comments! I meant every word!

The war thing, they teach it at school as part of math, in a "which is bigger, which is smaller" type setting, and the kids pick up on it. And of course when you meet that match, and have to lay out your three cards you just hear the giggles. Its rather fun!!

Thanks for your comment!

BoufMom9 said...

What a fantastic moment you captured! truly priceless!
Happy Whens-day :)

angie said...

I Love your way back posts!

AND,

I LOVE your Wordful Wed. picture. Looks like Bert and Ernie were so fun with the kids!

JaclynJohnson said...

What a great picture- Pictures of the kids with the grandparents and great-grandparents are my favorite!

CC said...

Awwww! I love Grandma pictures!

threeundertwo said...

Love the expressions on all 3 faces!

MereCat said...

Sweet ones! All four of them!

Christy said...

Cute pic! You can see their excitement pouring out of them!

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

love their facial expressions! socute!

Deidre said...

Hi,

I am a friend of Leigh Anne's, and I really like your idea of weekly themed blogs. Hope you don't mind me jumping right in?

~Deidre

Leigh Anne said...

oh dear, i fogot to comment *bashful*

i'm deathly afraid of birds...but that one is pretty...you can tell the kids wanna hold it and snuggle it. :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh look how excited they are! Sweet!

Sharlene said...

That must have been so exciting. I just imagine my kids jumping up and down as soon as they saw the little bird.

noble pig said...

I would have to agree...THEY ARE PRETTY EXCITED!

Lorie said...

What a great picture. They look like they are having so much fun!!

Butterfly Kisses said...

I love the expression on Darren's face. He looks so excited!

Jen B. said...

Looks like Grandma enjoyed the moment just as much as Sarah & Darren! Those are very precious photos!