A Grand Day Out

During our first escape from the city, about which I wrote a couple of posts ago, while we were in the Hamilton Gardens, we corralled the four grands together for a group shot. CD and I, and all their parents, are quite pleased with the way this turned out, so I’d like to share it with you out there, too! From left to right, their names that I’ve adopted for this blog are The Bean, The Elf, The Sprout, and The Sprite. They are all great friends and (usually) get along very well with each other—as do we as well!

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25 Responses to A Grand Day Out

  1. That is a fabulous shot, Gary! You have captured so many fun and lovely expressions on their young faces! Great to get back to some kind of norm again, and seeing family.

    • krikitarts says:

      Oh, my, you are so right! Expanding the family bubble has been such a delight after such a long period of uncertainty and anxiety. It’s not quite over yet, as two new cases were found here today. The watch continues.

  2. What? Not a single one nicknamed for a wildflower?

    • krikitarts says:

      If I had had daughters with other life tendencies, it might have been different, but as it turned out, these nicknames really fit them quite well (and have their parents’ approval)! I don’t think I’d have had that with Mexican Hat or Bindweed, etc., etc..

  3. Vicki says:

    What a delightful photo of them all. I can see at a glance all their personalities from their expressions.

    • krikitarts says:

      On the one hand, it’s tempting to try to get them all to relax and savor the moment that I’m trying to savor, but on the other, the results are so much better when they (as Fleetwood Mac so appropriately said) go their own way and dive into the fleeting opportunity.

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Simply wonderful picture! :)

  5. Minna says:

    So happy photo of your grandchildren 😊 Isn’t it nice that you are able to meet them again! Have a great weekend.

    • krikitarts says:

      Thanks, Minna, it’s more than nice–it’s a constant blessing! As for the weekend, it’s getting noticeably colder, but you wouldn’t bat an eye at what most folks call “cold” here. I hope your summer is developing nicely!

      • Minna says:

        Thank you for asking! Yesterday we were celebrating midsummer (actually the date is 24th but the celebration is nowadays on Friday -Saturday). It has been hot, 27-28C and summer is developing nicely. I am happy to be by a lake as I love swimming😊 I hope you have great weekend !

      • krikitarts says:

        Two of my three visits to Finland were in summer, and it’s a very special time to be there. The other was in March and it had its own charm, to be sure, but I have to admit that I prefer warm-to-cool to really cold, even though I’ve been through many a Minnesota winter (and enjoyed them), and I clearly remember one day when the thermometer was -38 C with 100 km wind.

      • Minna says:

        Huh, that’s extreme weather! With that wind the temperature has felt like -50 C. I guess you were not out then! March and November are not the nicest month in Finland 😊. During autumn we have sometimes amazing autumn colors like last year. I enjoy autumn a lot.

  6. What a great shot and I am willing to bet that each is displaying their childlike tendencies in their expressions. At first I thought this was going to be about a family trip to the moon in search of cheese. :-)

  7. shoreacres says:

    I love seeing their personalities shining through. It’s a wonderful photograph: so much better than those ‘fashionable’ photos that dress the kids up in matching outfits and line them up in a fancy setting.

    • krikitarts says:

      That ploy would never work with these four. Trying to get them all together to sit still and follow directions for a serious session would be like trying to gather together again a blob of mercury that you’d dropped onto a crystal ball from a height of six feet. The only approach that works with them is a decidedly candid one.

  8. bluebrightly says:

    It’s a great shot and I love the nicknames you’ve given the kids. Oh, the Sprite looks like trouble! ;-)

    • krikitarts says:

      I was tempted to say you have no idea but, of course, you certainly may. He is certainly very active, as is his imagination, but is mischief is all in good spirit!

  9. such a wonderful picture! i can see their personalities shining through their expressions! thanks for sharing💞

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