The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Carpe Diem # 107 -- Children

Our Grandchildren, taken 4/13/12

My lovely wife and I have a blended family.  Her two sons and my son and daughter have blessed us with the eleven grandchildren you can see in the picture.  We've been taking kids-on-the-couch pictures since there were only three of them, over a decade ago.  Now they spill off on all sides.

On the couch, from the left: Rebekka, Ryan, Nate, Abby, Josh, Amanda, Danny and Alexa.  On the floor: Samantha, Emily and Lauren.

We have eleven
Beautiful, smart talented
Grandchildren to share

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Dancers and athletes
Thespians and musicians
They fill us with pride

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I am thankful for
Our children - and that they brought
Us these grandchildren

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  1. that's an adorable picture... beautiful and talented ^^

  2. Love and pride every day! Each one with his/her own colours to brighten up the day.
    Beautiful photo - just like the haiku, JzB :)

  3. each one a beautiful and unique flower for your garden of life..congrats

  4. This is so full of filial love! Enjoyed it!

  5. You are blessed with a lovely family ~ great haiku `

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^

  6. unknowingly, my eyes filled with tears...I never had children, and your joy, love, and pride in these kids was so moving...

  7. So nice and the pride in grandchildren is great. :-)


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