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Two Generations

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

See what I mean about  my grandson, Nicholas (right, age 7), worshipping the ground Peter (middle, age 24) walks on!  Peter is so good at including Nicholas.  Of course.  He gets to play with Nicholas' Nintendo DS, while Girlfriend watches!

This is the only time of the year that some of us have this family time, so we eat it up not only for ourselves but for all our kids and grandkids.  By the end of the weekend, there were 40 of us!

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

 

Two Generations

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

See what I mean about  my grandson, Nicholas (right, age 7), worshipping the ground Peter (middle, age 24) walks on!  Peter is so good at including Nicholas.  Of course.  He gets to play with Nicholas' Nintendo DS, while Girlfriend watches!

This is the only time of the year that some of us have this family time, so we eat it up not only for ourselves but for all our kids and grandkids.  By the end of the weekend, there were 40 of us!

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

 

comments (20)

It's intimate. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry.
  • Kay
  • 20 Jul 2007, 02:59
I love this precious family picture, Ginnie! You mush have quite a nice collection of pictures in the family album wink Each of them perfectly done like this one.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Kay, but this year I didn't take that many family pics, believe it or not. I left that up to my sister, Ruth. But there were a few of Nicholas I just had to capture, like this one. Thanks.
Lovely candid. I like the range of expressions. Here's how I think it goes, from right to left: strong interest, deep concentration, hmmmmm. wink
Ginnie Hart: The expressions caught my eye as well, Red Pen, especially Nicholas'. It's like HE is the pro, watching his older cousin navigate the game.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 20 Jul 2007, 04:33
You have such a lovely lovely family Ginnie smile Almost as cool as my family LOL, Only kidding grin Thanks for sharing these intimate images with us all

Suby
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're hysterical, Suby. I bet you have a wonderful family yourself. I hope so. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jul 2007, 05:17
Wonderful, warm family picture, Ginnie. Thank you for sharing it.

Interesting, isn't it, how some families stay real tight, while others move apart. I have experienced both models, and feel each has its good points as well as limitations.
Ginnie Hart: We aren't together as often as we'd like, Ray, but when we are, we're tight and quite expressive. Those outsiders who come in are usually quite blown away by how close we are. So I'm guessing you're right about both kinds of families.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jul 2007, 08:14
You did a great job taking this picture like this Ginnie! It captures the moment in a lovely way....
Have a good weekend!
Petra
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Petra. Thank you kindly.

You, too, have a great weekend. I just found out yesterday that Donica and I are taking the train to Hannover on Sunday, coming back on Monday (she has business meetings there). I'll get the chance to see our former landlords and blogger friend, Christina!!!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 20 Jul 2007, 10:48
Great the way you caught their expressions, and I like it in b&w a lot! Have fun in Hannover. I'll be busy trying to convince 17-year-olds not to drink too much in Ireland.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. I still get a kick outta Nicholas just "relaxing" next to Peter, so happy to let HIM play!

Poor you and your "chaperon/parental" role with your "kids." But someone has to do it, I guess!
Love family pictures they are irrplaceable memories. You have a lovely family Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tracy. It's fun to watch the two generations get along so well.
Lovely capture, Ginnie.
I was taking photos today with the same camera as yours. Ease of use was great, especially since I'de never seen one before, and had to just work it out within 5 mins. Recognised it as yours, as I had noted on a previous visit the type of camera you used. I know the photos I took will be treasured forever but I wil never get to see any of the shots. (new born bub, Mum had caesarean)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. I love my little camera precisely because it IS so easy to use and not as heavy as the SLRs.

Forgive me, though, because I'm confused about why you won't ever see the pics you took? Is it possible that your English is a barrier here? smile What's a "new born bub?"
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2007, 11:33
I think the word 'candid' is apt. Excellent family shot - print and hang in the cottage. Is Nicholas missing a few teeth since we last saw him? Good family time is best.
Ginnie Hart: A candid snapshot. Exactly, Louis. That's part of the cottage experience!

And re: Nicholas' teeth! One of them got knocked out prematurely a year ago and then one next to that came out naturally just recently. Ah yes. Those were the days.
A nice family moment Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bernie. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • In Bath on dial up
  • 20 Jul 2007, 18:45
Looks like Nicholas is pleased it isn't going that well for Peter on th Nintendo! I know that look from my son's face - he cannot contain himself when I am being too slow! Nice thoughtful shot, well captured. Mike
Ginnie Hart: HA! I laughed out loud over your comment, Mike. So true! Now I know what's going through Nicholas' smile/mind! smile Thanks.
Another lovely family moment you've caught Ginnie. You should be really happy with this one!! I only wish my grandkids would sit still long enough for me to get a pic or two. If I get the camera out they are wanting to have a go which means a session removing finger prints and other dubious marks when they're done. David.
Ginnie Hart: My Nicholas (only g'child) is so used to me taking pics, David, that I'm quite sure he'd think I was naked if I didn't have the camera around my neck. He's in a stage of posing like an idiot, so I have to catch him when he's not paying attention to me. smile
This is a super family portrait Ginnie, so relaxed and at home with each other and the way you have shot it makes me feel very much there with them sharing the moment. smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Jose Ann. That means a lot. smile
  • cara
  • 21 Jul 2007, 02:29
i love this shot - great expressions and i love it in black and white.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cara.
Ginnie, sorry for your confusion, it's my aussie slang bub is "baby" I'm a registered nurse who works in the operating theatre and we do routine and emergency caesarean sections. I often get thrust a strange camera and asked to take pics for the parents. Dads come into theatre but they are often too overwelmed to take a photo, also they are restricted to where in the theatre they can move to.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhhh. NOW I get it! That makes perfect sense, Aussie. Thanks for the "translation." smile
nice family shot !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb smile
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto-Indonesia
  • 22 Jul 2007, 08:33
Hiii...
Nice to see your family Ginnie, lovely family moment you've got that wink
Btw, how many grandson you have, may i know hehe...From now on i must call you grandpop hihi.. (jst kiddng)
regards
Ginnie Hart: I have only Nicholas as a grandchild, Dudee. And Donica and I totally spoil him. smile

You can call me Grandma any time you want. smile
I like the naturalness that you are catching here. I imagine that they saw you with the camera... that you said to them so that you would not prstaran attention to you? wink
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure they knew I was taking the pic, Jose, yes, but they know by now not to look at me when I take their picture! smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 27 Jul 2007, 15:08
40! You have to get a bigger boat.
Ginnie Hart: HA! We used to have a speedboat a few years back (for water skiing in particular), Colin. But then we almost had very close accidents and decided it was too much of a liability for our family. So now we stick to tamer modes of getting around the lake. Maybe one year we'll get a pontoon boat! smile

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