Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday's Favorite Family Fotos - Yep, it's FRIDAY!


Hello again - Time for Favorite Family Photos - when you are done here, please continue your tour by clicking on the picture of the photo album above - it will magically transport you to our host, Deborah's blog, where you will be able to see who else is posting family photos today!

The pictures I'm showing were taken a few years ago - my grand daugher Natalie was just a baby, and now, if you recall from previous Friday photos, she is now a big THREE years old! I was lucky enough to be offered a miniature horse, and he was perfect for giving the grandkids rides and teaching them about animals when they came to visit from out of state. Bojangles, as you recall, was used in my pet therapy program when I worked at the hospital a few years back. He has been sold now, but is fondly remembered whenever I look at some of the pictures I have taken with him and the people he has delighted by his personality.


As an infant, Natalie was more thrilled with the prospect of grasping the saddle horn, as you can see in this picture! She had very little hair back then - amazing to see her very curly locks these days! Makes you wonder if it's the same child!




These pictures were taken in the springtime, as evidenced by the new green leaves on some of the trees. The previous photo shows Dogwood flowers in the right hand side, behind Bojangle's butt! It has started to green up here in Michigan a little, but not as much as these photos, yet. Soon, tho - real soon.....

I love this picture - Katie has such beautiful hair - it made for a very nice shot as she played with Natalie, swinging her up into the air. Babies love that kind of play - they seem to have no fear at that age, and are so trusting...Natalie STILL has no fear - she's taken acrobatics classes, and tumbling for toddlers at a younger age - and she thinks she can do anything she wants to do without reprocussion ---That can be good in some ways, but also 'not so good', as you can well imagine!

Thanks for visiting - and please don't forget to leave your comments! I love to read them!

17 comments:

~Tara said...

What great pics!!! You can tell your such a proud Grandma and love your grannies to pieces! Natalie looked like she was a very happy baby and from previous posts, I know she's a very happy (and beautiful) little girl! Thanks so much for sharing

Ruby said...

I am late for VTT but I'm comment on this one first! Great photos. Clear and crisp. Looks like everyone was having fun! Ruby

Angela said...

What great pictures! I'm sure you and your grand daughter will Treasure them forever. I have a picture of me on a horse when I was a baby. I have a few pictures of other family members on horses that I am thinking about posting them!
Hugs,
Angela

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a darling horse! And granddaughter! Two adorable little ones!

Teresa said...

Those are great photos. And what fun memories. Have a great weekend.

Micki said...

I just found your blog...love the family photos. We rescued two dogs and they are our babies. We live in Dunfanaghy, Ireland by the sea. So nice reading your posts today!
Micki

Picket said...

Morning friend...love those pics of that adorable grandbaby on the horse..they have a way of growing up so fast but they have our hearts wrapped around their little fingers! Ohhhhh those baby chicks in the other post are the sweetest things...brings back memories of my grandmother who would hatch out a 100 in an incubater each year and I'd get to be one of the first ones to touch and hold them..ohhhhh what memories!!!! Take care and have a glorious weekend!

ann said...

yes,both of my girls were bald.you would never know it now.i can tell what a proud mama and gmama you are.isn't it wonderful?
you look like an old friend of mineit's been about 40 yrs since i've seen her.but something about you hair and eyes.her name was Sue....
great pics....ann

Jeanne said...

Good morning Classy Chassy, I love your pony photos with Katie and your adorable granddaughter. Katie does have gorgeous hair. Your last photo with the pony shows how pretty you are. Nice pics today.

I was born in Lapeer, MI. We live in NC now. I love to visit MI and family there.

Hugs...Jeanne

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Your little GD sure is cute and seems like she loves horses already. Nice picture of you and the pony.
Molly

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Very beautiful mom and baby!! The pony looks very gentle. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Chatty Crone said...

Your little granddaughter is so sweet. You'll have to get her into blogging someday and let her see your gift of love to her.

Get well.

Sue Jackson said...

Isn't it amazing how fast our baby's grow! My son and daughter-in-law are having a baby girl in June. Now I get to watch another one grow up along my precious Riley, who will be three in August!
Take care, Sue

Montee said...

I think baby Natalie will be a natural horsewoman.

~Deborah~ said...

How great! I love your words that go with the photos. Would be great to print them and add them to a photo album along with your great photo.

Love that pony and love the picture of Katie and Natalie!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

They grow up so quickly, don't they? Your photos are adorable, but my favorite photo is the one with Katie holding Natalie up in the air. Katie's beautiful hire is shining in the sun and Natalie has that cute little tongue sticking out! How precious!

Malisa

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Really sweet pics! Love the dogwood blooming, in the background too. A happy place, you live in....blessings surround you, don't they?