As a child, I wasn’t ever allowed to get ice cream from ice cream trucks…I know, weird…don’t ask. On the other hand, there’s Sweetie, who must have, I think, lived in one. We were visiting friends in Florida recently when he jumped up, wildly shouting, “What’s that?!?” and flew out the door. Seriously, I thought a house was on fire across the street. But no, there he stood, excitedly waiting by the curb, counting his change. SEVERAL minutes later, an ice cream truck appeared. To me, this was akin to a dog’s whistle…only Sweetie heard the ice cream truck’s tinkling, beckoning melody, which was MILES away.
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Posted in Activities for Children, Children, Cousins, Family, le•top, Teenagers, tagged 12 year old boy, 18 year old boy, Alec, Baby Clothes, Baby Names, Bike MS, Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway August 8-9 2009, Bike MS in Vermont, chidlhood summers, child modeling, Childhood, Children's Clothes, children's fashion, cousins, Cycling, Dandelions, daughter, Family, J., le top, le•top, le•top blog, letop, letop baby and kids clothes, Little boys, memories of, memories of childhood, Mom, MS, MS Bike ride, MS Bike Ride in Vermont, MS Fundraiser, MS fundraising event, National MS Society, niece, photo composition, Photography, Photos, photos then and now, son, Stowe Vermont, Stowe VT, summer, Summertime fun, Tricycle, Vermont, Vermont hills, vintage photos, Yellow Turtle, Yellow Turtle in Stowe Vermont on April 27, 2009 | 4 Comments »
J. at Yellow Turtle found a “vintage” photo of her son in le•top and sent it over for fun. I loved the old tricycle and the whole composition of this photo; the un-mowed grass, the dandelions, the lone tennis shoe and little Alec looking like the quintessential, all-American portrait of little boy having a great summer! Of course, I wanted to share with everyone on the blog, so I asked J. for a more recent photo of her son, Alec (now 18), and she sent over a few. I noted to her that there seemed to be a cycling theme, and she said her niece, Alec’s cousin, has MS, so Alec has been doing the Bike MS ride since he was 12! Alec and his dad do this ride every year. Last year Alec raised over $2000 – they both rode 75 miles each day, in the hills of Vermont! J. and her daughter are the cooler girls – they wait at the rest-stops with drinks and food. Great family support! We’re looking forward to photos from this year’s Bike MS in Vermont which will be held August 8-9, 2009…Go, Alec!
Posted in Baseball, tagged Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Childhood, favorite baseball teams, Fenway, garlic fries, hotdogs, ice-cold beer, nostalgia for childhood, Orioles, warm summer nights, watching sports with dad on April 17, 2009 | 2 Comments »
How I love thee!! A hotdog (or a fat, juicy brat), garlic fries and ice-cold beer on a warm summer night…cheering on your favorite team. The BoSox, favorite team as an adult, is playing the Orioles, my childhood favorite (and nostalic adult fave) at Fenway right now! I think I have to ditch work for now and go watch it. Sweetie has it on HD…
When I first saw these photos, it reminded me of one my brother sent a few years ago, wherein all the kids in the photo had one or two missing front teeth. Everyone in the photo was just around 7 or about to be, and, at that age, it’s a right of passage to lose your two front baby teeth! These photos are of Sweetie’s nephews, and though quite recent, Jake’s other front tooth came loose and went by way of the Tooth Fairy as well! As with most things related to childhood, it’s amazing to be reminded of how nature works…growing pains, the magical nature of baby teeth…tooth pulling methods! I think I remember my brother coming up with a contraption where he tied one end of a string around my loose tooth and the other end to a doorknob. Can you guess the rest of this story?