Monday, November 11, 2013


Frequently, after school, the kids will sit around the table after snacking and do crafy/arty/writing things. JJ was so cute the other day, concentrating so fiercely on his project.

When family members observe his facial expressions and particularly his tongue-work, they snicker, nudge each other, and look at me knowingly because they say this is just like me. Of course, I resent resemble this remark.

When all is done, one can be very pleased with oneself.

A while ago, when I posted his hockey pics, I forgot to include this one, which has nothing to do with the rest of the post.


Ginger said...

A remarkably photogenic kid. He projects such a winsome picture!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute with his hard work. :)

Jimmie Earl said...

Man A C, don't you wish you had that power of concentration with cameras clicking, etc.
Handsome lad! You are lucky to have the privilege of having your "grands" close at hand. My 3 little ones live 3 city blocks from me, but Mamma Bear keeps them at arm's reach for some reason beyond my comprehension. Pappa Bear doesn't intervene. Maybe he has learned!! Oh well, I make the best of a tedious situation when I can. It is what it is! Some times life itself just SUCKS!

Jackie said...

Love these!!
My Garrett (5-year-old Grandson) does the same thing. He gets that tongue to working the instant he begins to "concentrate"...and I love to see it.
Makes my heart happy!!!!
Great shots. Love the love you have for him.

Hena Tayeb said...

so cute

Anvilcloud said...


You are the second grandfather blogger I know who has this problem, and I find it mighty strange.

Donna said...

You should have taken a snap of yourself while doing a project...we needed a photo for comparison...!
He's a Doll!

KGMom said...

Love this sweet series of photos. Serious young man, indeed. If he keeps that zeal for work, he should do well in school.

Regenia said...

I'm already a huge fan of JJ's, but that hockey picture could send a girl over the edge. Way, way too handsome!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You do know, John, that your young grandson is developing quite a fan base in the blog community thanks to posts like this one.

Mary Gilmour said...

The one with his lips semi pursed is just perfect.
As are the eyes in the hockey shot.