Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Celebrating birthdays is always a special event...but celebrating the 13th birthday of any child is very special! Our oldest grandchild, Antonio (a toddler in the photo above), turned 13 on May 6th of this year, and we enjoyed being with him and his family for a couple days this past weekend in order to share in this milestone.
I just have to share some photos of Antonio "along the way," as I find it difficult to believe that so many years have passed since our beloved 'Tonio' was born!
Look at those beautiful curls in the photo above! I could hardly stand it when they were cut away, and he moved to little-boyhood. But, this must happen....:-)
By the age of three, Tonio already knew how to boot the computer and use it (and the mouse) in the playing of his little learning games. (As you can tell by his expression, he didn't REALLY want to have Grandma take his picture AGAIN!!) :-)
During the four years that Phil and I lived in Arizona, we loved having Antonio and Raquel, his younger sister, come and swim in our pool (and do flips off the side into the water!) They were the only two grandchildren at the time this photo was taken.
Well, here is he, our precious Antonio, now 13 years of age! He is a kind and loving young man, and we're so proud of him! Not having had sons, Phil and I are experiencing some "firsts" with Antonio, our first grandchild, such as his deepening, changing voice! :-) (If that happened with our girls, I don't remember it.)
Tonio and Aunt Kimmie...and he's about as tall as she is now.
Antonio was very happy to receive a Nintendo Wii game from Grandma and Grandpa White. He will also have to share it (reluctantly, no doubt) with his mother, sister and brother. :-)
Lalo, Antonio's little brother, caught off-guard. (Grandma's camera is always looking for pictures! ha) Lalo is such a sweet and loving child. I love it when he comes readily to offer hugs!!
I always share my camera(s) with the grandchildren when we're together so that they can take pictures of whatever they want; it's then a lot of fun to look through what they've captured once I download the photos from my digital camera.
Either Raquel or JJ took this photo of guitars suspended from the ceiling of Hard Rock Cafe, Phoenix. I love it!
Another photo by Raquel or JJ at Hard Rock Cafe, Phoenix
"Birthday boys," Antonio and Paul (with JJ and J-P), May 7, 2010