Friday, February 27, 2009
With Zachary hogging much of the limelight these days (Limelight? What is that?), it's time to give Nikki Dee her due. Above, she drives Mom crazy. Mom will sit at the computer for a few minutes, and the kid will insist on being up there, and she can get quite upset and vocal if she is not allowed. She is a strange duck to be sure.
But she's also a lovey duck and a ton of fun. She and Daddy are having a great time in the next picture. It's a great shot that SILlee took, holding the camera at arm's length while he played with the kid.
Oh what we do to keep the kids amused. We don crazy headgear (above) or do the dance. If Nikki Dee is distraught, a little dance with Buppa will generally calm her quickly. Below, she rests her head against my shoulder and calms right down. I may have been smiling because she often tries to hum along. She's very cute, you know.
When I label my very own firstborn grandchild as an odd duck (even strange was actually my adjective of choice somewhere above), I do so deliberately. You see, in the above photograph, she insisted on climbing up on Grandma's lap while she was rocking Zachary. Wait, I agree; that's not so strange. But what is strange is that I have no time to wait for the right shot because as soon as she sees the camera she is at pains to check the image. Right away; can't wait. The problem is that she wants to see the image before one has even taken the picture, for, as you can see below, she is hastening off the lap to see the picture. Odd duck, indeed!
Finally, while Cuppa has either blogged these next two photos or plans to (I forget which), I can't help but show them too. Once again these are two Daddy shots that are quite wonderful: taken through the glass as she peered in from the outside on a winter day. I don't mind using Daddy's pictures because they were taken with my camera, and I do all of the processing work, which is really the greater job. Aren't they great?