Summer fun

Christmas is upon us – time for some summer fun!  Our new pool area is getting lots of use at the moment: the weather’s been lovely and we have a great forecast for the Christmas braai – 28 degrees.

Here’s some pictures from the last few days of holiday time …. Jeannie, Steve and Luke enjoying themselves.

Luke at play: sunny days

I doubt that I will ever take a better set of pictures of Luke in such a small space of time: first in the pool and then on the stoep with the rocking horse. It was in early March on a lovely hot day.

Thanks to Jeannie, who has asked before, and Julia Possener (who said yesterday she wants to see more of Luke) for getting me to post them.  If anyone wants a full size image (2 to 3 mb) just let me know.

Luke and the two bears

Once upon a time there were two teddy bears much loved by two brothers called Andy and Roddy.  After they had grown up and left home the two brothers didn’t remember their bears.  But when mother Joan died the bears were found again: they had been kept as precious treasures in her special cupboard.  Roddy took them all the way home to South Africa thinking that one day he might have grandchildren of his own who would want to play with them.  They stayed in Roddy’s special cupboard for a long while but then one day they were brought out.  Brother Andy had come to visit and Roddy’s wife, Kate, took them out and placed them in Andy’s room: to remind him of home!

The bears spent several days resting on the bed in the warm summer sunshine.  Then one day Roddy’s grandson, Luke, came to play and gave the bears what they had wanted for so long: to be picked up and taken outside for some fun!  And here they are ….

Luke and Jeannie looking alike

I am sure every doting grandfather says to his daughter  ‘he looks just like …… at ….. when …..’ but here’s something from the photo archive.  Two photo pairs of Jeannie and Luke at just about the same age.