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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fun in the Sun




Yes, she really is playing netball in those ridiculous shoes.  She and N were filling time before the chauffeur wondrous Ben arrived.

And before you chide me for allowing her out in that get-up, just stop and take a look at what N is almost wearing..


Och well, at least they allowed me a few arty shots before they ran off (so long as I was quick, didn't pause to set a frame, or dare have the temerity to even think of lugging my tripod along)..



N is going to KILL me when she sees this next one - haaaaaaaaaaaa!




Um, I'd best put up a better one, to balance it out.



Pretty, isn't she?  They both are.


My little girl is growing up, she starts driving lessons this month (sigh).  Before long she'll be joining her brother, Matt, taking off for university life.  Then of course, it'll soon be Abby's turn, too.  

 

It gallops by sooooooo fast.

Which is why when the opportunity presents itself, I grab these rare days with both hands.  Bec spends less and less time with me these days, she leads a full and happy social life, and no, I wouldn't have it any other way.



I'd give almost anything for Sweet Sam to have the same.



62 comments:

li said...

Beautiful shots :)) But why don't her heels sink into the turf like mine do? *Smacks head* Oh, of course. I MIGHT weigh a little more. Prefer to believe that they are playing on artificial turf, however. Have a nice weekend!

Jinksy said...

Fabulous photos, and poignant words...

Leslie: said...

They are both MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL. They could both be models! Better get yours to a GYN for the "you-know-what pills" - better safe than sorry. The loss of that body at such a young age would be a shame. I know - been there!

Shrinky said...

Ha, oh no Li, there is a concreted off area where they play - even they would sink on the turf, trust me!

Shrinky said...

Ah Jinksy, it's kinda' bittersweet seeing my others move on, y'know? Sam took it real hard when Matt left.

Shrinky said...

I hear you, Leslie (wink)!

Ms. A said...

Three words... GET A GUN! Oh, and three more... KEEP IT LOADED!

Bang said...

nice antry ...

Shrinky said...

Ms A, they lock folk up over here for keeping stuff like that (giggle).. but worry ye not, I am a scary enough weapon if push comes to shove - just ask the wondrous Ben..!

Shrinky said...

Thank you, Bang.

Moannie said...

Good heavens but those are beautiful girls! Mrs A has the right idea...load it with salt and keep it by the door. Phew! Will you ever breathe a sigh of relief when they are safely given away.

Bang said...

tq ..for visit my blog

Skunkfeathers said...

Stunning. Glad they're not MY daughters: any guy coming to call would be met widda lecture, punctuated with a shotgun across my lap, that always starts, "now looky h'yar, sonny...."

Kristina Hughes said...

Ooooh Shrinky - that last bit about Sam brought instant tears to my eyes. Big gulp. I so hope he finds his little niche in the big wide world. He's gorgeous too xxxxx

Marty said...

Your daughter is truly "MODEL BEAUTIFUL" it is obvious that she takes after her MOMMA!

Portia said...

Gorgeous girls! Beautiful, beautiful! Where were they going? They looked nightclub ready!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

absolutely beautiful and sam is so handsome.

Maalie said...

Wow! Those Wood Nymphs are growing up fast :-)

BRUNO said...

Save a full-color 8-by-10 of these in a safe-deposit box, and "surprise" either---or both---of them, ON THEIR 40TH-BIRTHDAY(S)!

"Karma" is rough, sometimes!☺☺☺!

TechnoBabe said...

The girls are enjoying this time in their lives. They are so pretty.
Sam has disappointments to face and I so hope he has his own good life.

mythopolis said...

Gorgeous gals....they ought to have a drink named after them....Bec has amazing eyes!! And yes, Sam needs his own place in the sun, doesn't he?

Jayne said...

My how they grow so quickly. You're capturing some beautiful photos of the moments. Those girls should be having the time of their lives now--oh to be young--and why not?!
Sam will have his time, too. He will.
Happy Mother's Day! :)

Putz said...

sweet sam and my sweet dan. 32 , wants to marry, but is scitzophrenic, wants kids. his church tells him to marry, but he knows better<><><>the church just generally says to marry and multiply and replentish the earth, and he is smart enough for him <><><> this not possible. but like you i have some beautiful children 2 going to university, 2 married with children{9 grands}

Shrinky said...

Moannie, only one of the girls up there is mine, tho' I do also have another daughter a couple of years younger than Bec. I'm in no rush to marry her off - she has uni and a career to find first (fingers crossed)!

Shrinky said...

You are very welcome, Bang.

Shrinky said...

Skunk, the wondrous Ben and I have already had several words along those lines..!

mythopolis said...

Yo...I just posted your requested song on my site!!!

Shrinky said...

Hi Kristina (passing you a tissue), yeah, sometimes it sucks, doesn't it? x

Shrinky said...

Aww Marty, flattery will get you everywhere (grin)!

Rock Chef said...

Netball in heals - a new one for the Olympics?

Shrinky said...

Oh Portia, they ALWAYS seem to have a party to go to - this one was a friend's 18th birthday bash.

Shrinky said...

Aw Jackie, Sam is as geeky and awkward looking as it gets, facial tics n' all, but he'll always be handsome to me (grin).

Shrinky said...

You're telling me, Mallie, makes me feel OLD!!

Shrinky said...

I know Bruno, no one ever believes old age always catches up with them in the end (maybe it's just as well, eh?)

Shrinky said...

Thanks Technobabe, yeah, I truly do too.

Middle Child said...

Mine are 36 and 33 and flew ther coup at 17 each as did I - Mother's day is a disaster (here in Aus - only last Sunday)

Shrinky said...

Yeah Dan, he hasn't the easiest of paths to walk, but we're getting there.

Whoo-hoo on that song - I'm trotting over to hear it now!!

Shrinky said...

Cheers Jayne, yeah, I often give a wistful sigh when I look at them, so confident, young and ready to conquer the world.. ahhhhhhh, time is so cruel!

Shrinky said...

Oh Putz. ((x))

Shrinky said...

Hey there RC, don't be putting any ideas in their heads..!

Shrinky said...

Aw Therese, it's always a mixed blessing when they fly the coop, isn't it? Hope they were able to check in with you though, on the day?

chewy said...

Fun Photos! What a great shot of N in the chair. OH, an 18th birthday party is where they are off to. YIKES! I hope they are home by curfew.

You look great (as always) in the shot with Sam. His face is thinning out and he's becoming a little man himself. (hugs)

Grayquill said...

I have two daughters - those were love hate times. What will get you later is when they are older and begin to tell you the stories of these days - Yikes! Get ready.

Sandi McBride said...

Ok, beautiful shots but how easy was that with the models you have to work with...I must say, I love those shoes!!!!
Sandi

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely fantastic!
I'll introduce this blog to my wife. :)

Pat Tillett said...

Great photoss! Hey not just anybody can do that with heels on!
I hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

Barbara Shallue said...

Holy cow, they're both gorgeous! I never looked like that!

Shrinky said...

Hi Chewy-Pie, och, they seem to have some party to go to every week - what a life! And yeah, Sam is virtually all grow-ed up now - I have a devil of a time getting him to shave (giggle)..

Shrinky said...

Grayquill, there are some things you just DON'T need to know, eh? (Shudder..)

Shrinky said...

Sandi, here's the kicker - those shoes are MINE!! Nothing in this house is sacred, make-up, shoes, even my UNDIES. (Mutter, mutter.)

Shrinky said...

Hey Tame Lion, how lovely to see you in here, thanks for stopping by!

Shrinky said...

Haha Pat, yup, guess they can chalk that up to years of practise!

Shrinky said...

Me neither, Barbara - maybe she was switched at birth??

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

Great shots. Nice sentiments in your post too. Fab.

Shrinky said...

Hey there Shayne, where have you been girl? Great to know you're back (trotting off to peek into your site)..

mrsnesbitt said...

They are indeed beautiful C. Sweet Sam - will be enjoying a laugh with him soon Dxx

365 Attempts (At Life) said...

wow, what pretty girls! They may just leap from your blog to fashion magazines everywhere!

Anna said...

Shrinky, sweet Sam has a good life, the way you care for him he is very lucky. I am sure he knows it too deep in his heart. Anna :)

Middle Child said...

I just love the photo of you and Sam - with your hair whipping across your face you look so amazing -

Middle Child said...

Of course your girls are amazing as well - its hard to credit how beautiful daughters are - then realise that we were probably just as beautiful

Sharon J said...

Fabulous photos of two amazingly beautiful young ladies. Having teenagers in the house is a difficult but wonderful time. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Parabolic Muse said...

oh, wow, Carol.