Momma Paparazzi - Pictures from Saturday in West Sacramento - September 13, 2010
My boys give me such a hard time about having to pose for photographs for my blog,
calling me names like "Momma Paparazzi" and blocking shots with their hands or
whatever they can grab. Honestly, they only comply when I rant about delivering the last
two of them without epidurals even though they both weighed in excess of eight and a
half pounds each ( Jeremy was 9 pounds, eight ounces ). I guess I should have started
blogging when they were children. I think mothers of little ones don't have this problem.
We were all a little somber on Sunday after Saturday night's gunshot incident but I did
get a few photographs earlier on Saturday when we had dinner and celebrated our reunion
with Shawn, my oldest son who had just gotten home from his four months of active duty
in Germany with his Air Force reserve unit from Travis Air Force Base which is located
about sixty miles from San Francisco. Laura's parents and her brother, his wife, and
their sweet little son, Conner, came and my three boys and their ladies were there. It
was a nice gathering. I really like Laura's family, especially her mother, Christine, who
is also an R.N.
My granddogs are very sweet and they always remember me. In fact, Bucky leaped
through the van window when we pulled up. He is no lightweight, either but he is pretty
This is my youngest son Jeremy, who will be 26, November 2nd, with his lovely girlfriend,
Katie. He was a division one college decathlete at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and
Katie was a heptathlete there.
These are the newlyweds ( May 7th ), Laura and Alex. I can't believe it is already four
months since their wedding. He had his 28th birthday August 27th.
This is Shawn, my oldest son who will be 40 in December. He's been in the Air Force
Reserves about twenty years now. He missed his brother's wedding by a week. It
looks like Laura has forgiven him - he was supposed to be best man but the Air Force
Laura - pretty from any angle!
Conner - isn't he the sweetest? Look at those blue eyes.
Conner was constantly pointing at the ceiling fan. He doesn't have one in his house and
he really was intrigued by it.
Laura's delicious fruit tart
Mom, enough already!!!
They pulled out the bottom of the trundle bad and moved it into the living room for Shawn
and, instantly, Taffy hopped on!
What, this isn't for me?
Wait a minute - Bucky figured it was big enough for him, too!
The kids heading our for an evening in Sacramento, leaving me with the granddogs
Snuggling with Shawn
Bucky and Shawn
Well, I realize I didn't get a picture of myself in here but that's fine. I was in a bit of rush to
finish before the boys completely revolted and broke my camera! The granddogs are
so much nicer about this whole thing!