Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fancy feet

The following picture and cutline appeared as part of the lead story (on the front page) of daughter and son-in-law's local paper today. Granddaughter was so proud and happy, she called us this evening to excitedly tell us she was on the front page of the paper.

“Dancer Girl,” 6, demonstrates a lunge during her father "J’s" modern fencing class for children ages 6-9. The class is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. as part of “L” Sword Arts training.

Our eldest granddaughter is so graceful and talented. In addition to weekly ballet and piano lessons, she is also learning the art of fencing from her instructor, her long-haired daddy, who just opened his own fencing studio. Dancer Girl and Little Sister are also being home-schooled by daughter Alipurr. And, boy, are those girls smart!

Daughter + 3 just spent a long weekend with us and we had a wonderful time doing all sorts of wonderful things, including playing footsie.

Alipurr + 3 (ages 6, 3, and 4 months)

Everybody loves mommy

Baby Boy enjoying his first taste of cantaloupe

We had a great time visiting with daughter and her three young'uns. The weather was just perfect and we were all pleasantly tired by the time we took them home. The picture with granddaughter fencing was taken by the newspaper that afternoon. She doesn't look tired, does she? Grandma and grandpa took it easy today!!!

Can't wait to see them again really, really soon.

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At October 11, 2007 5:06 AM, Blogger jellyhead said...

Look how poised Dancer Girl is! She looks like she's been learning fencing for years!

I love all these photos, Motherkitty. Alipurr looks gorgeous, and the children so sweet-faced and happy. You are one lucky, lucky grandma!

At October 11, 2007 7:49 AM, Blogger Susan said...

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At October 11, 2007 7:56 AM, Blogger Susan said...

How cute are all those feet! Great post, so happy.

RE: My recent post - keep smiling. Comments make me smile! So all of you who were nice enough to comment here are officially presented with the 'you make me smile' award!


At October 11, 2007 8:47 AM, Blogger Sandy said...

I loved that newspaper article and copied it out and posted it up for all to see. You see...great aunts have bragging rights too!

Alipurr and the 3 children look great and I loved looking at all those happy feet. This post indeed made me smile and I'm so glad that you got to spend some time with the grands and I hope they come back for another extended stay soon.

At October 11, 2007 10:16 AM, Anonymous Sweetie said...

This theater geek is impressed with Dancer Girl's fencing skills in addition to her other many talents -- WOW!

Love the adorable photos!

At October 12, 2007 8:53 AM, Blogger Alipurr said...

Thanks for posting all the cute pics. We really did have a good time! She really was proud of that pic, too.

At October 12, 2007 10:58 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

You really made me smile with these photos :) Those are funny feet for sure. Looks like you were all having a great time and Ali and the kids are looking gorgeous. Dancer Girl looks so graceful in her pose. What a treat to be on the front page of the paper!

At October 14, 2007 7:30 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Dancer Girl looks like a pro! Someone is a good teacher! Loved all the foot pictures. Isn't it fun having the family around? It really brightens up the time and makes me smile.

At October 17, 2007 2:26 PM, Blogger manababies said...

Hehehehe! I am so glad I checked your blog today, as all these photos have me smiling and giggling. You have such a beautiful, happy family.

And gosh, that's a great photo of Dancer Girl! Wow, what form!

At October 18, 2007 12:22 AM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

Oh my gosh he has grown so cute is he....and you daughter and grand daughters are all so beautiful...what a proud mom and grandma you must be....

At October 20, 2007 4:01 PM, Blogger Alipurr said...

perfect! absolutely great!
you know i love all these pics. That is why i wanted you to post them...makes me think of this Bible verse....

How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15


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