Canon EOS 5D MkI, EF-100mm, f4.0, 1/60 sec.

I’ve been told more than once by my family that I’m hopeless.
At least when it comes to processing my family event pictures before everyone’s moved on to the next one. Which is especially a problem with pics of my grandson Luigi who’s growing up so fast that even ones taken a week ago look out of date!

But the fortunate thing about pictures of kids is that we never really get tired of looking back.
SO… with flowers blooming and trees budding on a beautiful spring day outside my Sanctuary window, I’m gonna finally post some of the pictures I took when Melanie, Art and Luigi came to visit us over Christmas.
Which incidentally could be the most fabulous Christmas we’ve ever had chez Funk. Good food, good drink, great laughs, fabulous adventure… and the kid never vomited once. Well, at least not in MY lap…:-)

Above, chilling out on the sofa after Christmas dinner… while everyone else was watching Walking Dead trailers, the little guy was busy texting his girlfriend. Got a sneaky feeling hearts are gonna be broken before his time’s done !

Below: just goofin’ around… something we probably did more of than anything else over the Holidays. Which was kinda cool considering how serious I am the rest of the year. (:-)

here’s one of Luigi with his great aunt, my sista Barb. Barb’s head is in reality slightly bigger than Luigi’s… maybe I should lay off the wide angle for a bit…

Now here’s one that Bev and I were sure Melanie would hate cause neither of ‘em looks much like they do in actual real life. But when it uploaded to my monitor I literally LOL’d and it was all nutz n’ fun and pure goof so I sent it to Mel anyways… she ended up using it as her FB avatar :-)))

The series wouldn’t be complete without a candid BW. No need to dream up a caption, the way it actually came down was thus:
Luigi: “Mommy, is that bourbon I smell on daddy’s breath?”
Mel: “Yes baby. And you can blame your granddad…”

So there it is, a quick look back to an amazing couple of weeks in the continuing cycle of life. Just turned ‘round to make sure spring was still blooming outside my window… at least in winter I don’t gotta mow the lawn. Or cut back the ivy on the shed…
Having said that, NUTHIN’s better than a cold beer after mowin’ the lawn…

Thanx for lookin’ :-))

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billyboy, christmas, grandson, baby, luigi, cute, red, kid, children, family

Comments

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...6 months ago

    Fabulous, Billy!!!!!! That third one is too sweet and I love the expression on Luigi’s face on the 4th one!!! Too funny! And he didn’t vomit! What a great kid! I’m so glad the visit was wonderful!

  • Christina, it was so much fun taking pics of this little dude :-)
    It was unfortunate the time passed so quickly and it seemed we were always too busy for me to just stop and get out the camera. So all these, except for the main pic were taken on the same evening… and it was one of the last ones. Thank God we didn’t miss the opportunity.
    He was an absolute angel and we took him everywhere and he lit the room each and every time.
    Having said that, he may just have vomited once… think me and his dad were out of the room at the time…:-)
    Thanks so much for the visit !!

    – billyboy

  • linaji
    linaji6 months ago

    wow, just wow.
    the future is yours little one. So so well done and created BB.

  • Thanks so much for that Lina, I’ll always be happy to see yer face on my page :-)
    And I’m gonna tell the little guy you said that… think he’s starting to believe it already !!

    – billyboy

  • evon ski
    evon ski6 months ago

    yes . . you are hopelessly . . delightful! Love em all but this one could be next years Christmas card. He is probably just intently gazing at his top fav babygirl with admiration and saying . . wow. nice sippycup. hahaha
    Really stunning billy and makes me happy just to view. :))

  • Next year’s XMas card? The way he’s growing I’ll be using the pic on his driver’s license !!
    I wish you could have seen him flirt while he was here… def got a thing about French speaking ladies (chouette seepiecoupe ma p’tite chatte :-)
    Thanks for that appreciation Ms. Ski, makes me happy just to read :-))

    – billyboy

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrison6 months ago

    Very cute! love the model!

  • Barbara, in addition to the cute, he`s got baby boomer genes from his grandparents so he`ll probably end up being cool too. Can`t wait to teach him some Grand Funk bass lines :-)

    – billyboy

  • John44
    John446 months ago

    Nice work

  • Cheers John, thanks for the visit !

    – billyboy

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstone6 months ago

    LOLOL!!! What a shot, love it, Bill!

  • I SWEAR he was actually texting his GF Mel. In fact he flirted with every single girl he came in contact with during his stay. Not that Canadian chicks don`t float his boat… but the whole Belgian thing just seemed to get him revved up. He can`t wait to come back for the beer !!
    Thanks for stopping by :-)

    – billyboy

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...6 months ago

    Awwww. Sweet as <3

  • Hiya Marg, been a while…
    Cool to see ya, and cheers for sweets :-)

    – billyboy

  • thefunkster
    thefunkster6 months ago

    You may be “hopeless” and take ages to produce the photos, but it is always worth the wait! Great pictures – love our family! xx

  • I guess it is really just all about getting there in the end Funkster, especially when it comes to timeless stuff. Like our family :-)
    And I can’t actually be all that hopeless so long as I’m making amazing cups of tea and killing spiders and stuff…
    Thanks for stopping by, always cool when the Funkster drops in :-))
    Love our family right backatcha !! xxx

    – billyboy

  • swaby
    swaby6 months ago

    WOW, professional beauty!

  • If you’re talking about the kid Swaby, he does actually plan on going pro…:-)
    Cheers for the appreciation !

    – billyboy

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...6 months ago

    Congratulations!

    March 30, 2014

    Gallery page will be posted after a round of features have been found!

  • B. Randi, so sweet of you to feature my little guy… and thanks too for pasting this patch of spring bloom on my page and making it smell just as sweet :-)
    Ya just made my day !

    – billyboy

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