Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All in the Family

Like father...

Like son.

If it weren't for the fading colors, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between my son and grandson in many photos, especially from a side view. In fact, the strong resemblance reminds me of a poem I wrote a few years ago.


I've got the nose of Uncle Gene,
the eyes of Grandpa Fred,
the mouth of Aunt Virginia, and
the chin of Cousin Ted,
the hair of Grandma Applegate,
the Okelberry ear...
I hope they never take them back.
My head would disappear!

∞§∞

SPEAKING OF FAMILIES, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TODD!
(our youngest and most camera-shy son)

(but he's smiling in this one!)

We love you, Toddy.

=)

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...i still skateboard with my youngest...nice looking young man you got there...and nice poem...i have my fathers nose for sure, darn it...haha....

karen said...

I love looking at old snapshots - takes you right back, doesn't it? That pair of images was fun. And you know what else is fun? Todd's birthday! Hope it's a happy one full of good news! When do you leave for Cancun?

Leovi said...

A cute and loving poem. Like father, like son ... Congratulations to Todd.

Julie said...

It's so fun to find photos that connect the generations like that. I like your poem too!

Amy said...

That is such a cute poem! And it is uncanny how much kids can look like their parents. Nice, though, that they can share a love for the same activity.

Lisa Loo said...

That is so cool that you found pictures of them doing the same thing! Treasures indeed! Cute poem--I told it to my 12 year old old and it really made her giggle.
Happy birthday to Todd!

LeAnn said...

Loved the fun pictures and the poem was way cute.
Always loving your posts!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Isn't it great to see certain things passed along through the generations!!

Grandma Honey said...

That poem is too cute!
I like father like son pictures...Don't you wish we could have taken as many pictures of our kids as parents are able to do now? :)

Em said...

LOVE seeing pics like that!!!

Cherie said...

"Toddy" oh that is so cute! He is a handsome guy - Happy Birthday!!!

Those skateboarding pictures are so great and they do look like the same kid!! How fun :-D

Dixie Mom said...

Ha! That was awesome! And he does really resemble his Dad!

Stef said...

That poem is fun! I love it.
And I am so loving the hot pink pants in the first photo. Ha!

yaya said...

What a great comparison shot! Love the poem. I think about all the things I could have inherited..a great-grandfather was a fabulous artist..my grandmother was a wonderful cook...my Dad was a really fun person and writer..the list goes on. But then I realize I got none of those..nope, I got other things that must have come from some weird DNA on our family tree!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Now that is fun!

Darlene said...

I love this picture of Todd. I love the pictures of the skate boarding guys and I love the poem. What's not to love about this blog?

Lisalulu said...

yes me too, love love everything about your cute family! CUTE

blessedmom's simple home said...

Happy Birthday to Todd! I loved the father/son photos. My oldest son is like that, looking very much like my husband :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Terra said...

Happy birthday to your youngest and most camera shy, yet very good looking son! I love the 2 boarding pictures...how cool!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Amazing how much they look alike!
Your poem is GREAT, Sue. It sings to me. I'm going to read this one to the girls tonight--they like poetry and this one will work well for little ears, I think. :)

p.s. Happy Birthday to your son!

Anna M said...

I love the hot pink pants the most! If only I could find a pair.

great looking kids.

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