Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanks A Bunch

San Diego, California 2009 My cousin Amalia who I have loved more as a sister for all my life, brings her son Elton from LA where she lives with my BIL Tim ( who is to graduate film school any day now, look out world! ) and I get to hug the beejezers out of her. Amalia is one of those very special people who have what I can only describe as purity of heart. She has a shining, clear goodness about her that has survived many a hard place in her life. She is a true good heart and one of a kind, and I love her so much. You can also see she is GORGEOUS!


Elton is too cute for me. I can't stand it.

Ian, Dakota, Amalia, Elton, and Lola sneaking round the corner.

No, really. I can't stand it. And Elton is clearly terrified by my affections. I suppose I'm turning into THAT AUNT. The one who kisses your cheeks and smacks your hiney and says you are cute, and you would like to die, on the spot. But look at him!! Also witness the state of my nails.

Dakota and Mr. Curry eat while laughing. Dangerous.

Ian is notoriously hard to photograph. He hates it, and is usually covered or making a very grim and dire face as if he were waiting in line for prison food. Here you see part of my family in collapse from Thanksgiving overload. Also, Lola licking her plate. My children have excellent manners.
They also have two dogs.


Lola's Galleria

Lola took the following pictures. I think my breast looks unfairly diminutive in this photo but place it here all the same in accordance to Lola's rules of fair play.

Lola's Self Portrait, Age Seven

Grandma Mary



Peace, Peace xoxoxo
Angie Muresan said...

That baby is a cutie pie! I'm that kind of an aunt myself: pinch, kiss, smack (lovingly, of course).

Lydia said...

This is one happy bunch of photos, full of action, full of glee. Lots of fun to see.

yolanda said...

ohhhh
i want to be there with youuuu!!!

send you peace of mind!
I LOVE YOU
enjoy, maggie!

Chris Tea said...

These made me smile and smile and smile.

Eternally Distracted said...

Very nice photos - Looks like a great time was had by all.

Badass Geek said...

I lick my plate sometimes, too. Don't want to waste anything.

Beth said...

I have a friend like that - her presence makes the world a better place.
Lovely, fun pictures!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Oh that Elton is cute enough to eat - Poor guy... He's looking like he's afraid he may be desert.

Looks like you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.

While fair's fair I also have a few pics of myself that are rather incriminating given the height of the child taking it ;)

Ms. Moon said...

Ah. Beautiful pictures. Loving, smiling, laughing faces.
My next-door neighbor boy came over the other day and when he was leaving I said, "Give me a kiss." He stuck his finger in his nose, then his mouth, came over and laid a kiss right on my lips. I loved it! And it made such an interesting smacking noise he turned back around and gave me another!
Kissing babies. Kissing babies. Kissing leads to babies whom we kiss with joy and abandon.

starrlife said...

No... Thank you! For a cheerful and life filled window to your family!

Petit fleur said...

That kids face is a riot! He looks like he's thinking "Oh God, What's going on here?!"

I like the boob shot. It's very artsy.

Also, you are so lucky to have a cousin like that. Yummy!
xoxo pf

just making my way said...

So fun! I am totally one of those aunts too. Plus we've had six - SIX! - new babies born in my family withing the past two years. So there's lots and lots of chances for kissing and squeezing.

Evangeline said...

That looks like a warm and wonderful day! LOL at Lola licking her plate (just means the food was very good!)and the unfairly diminutive breast!

Laura Lee said...

These are so VERY very precious... I LMAO at the diminutive boob comment. Can one have a bad boob day, like a bad hair day? HA!
LOVE the self portrait. She is a beautiful little spirit. And truly it is so obvious that Dakota is a very beautiful soul. You are doing wonderfully with them, and yourself. I know you remember that when times make you want to cry.

Lola~ said...

I so have the biggest crush on your family, have since the day I first started reading here....
I love it that Grandma can squat like that, I would probably fall over and I'm only 43 lol

Mwa said...

Lovely pictures. I'm that aunt too. And I liked your boob. So there.

Terresa said...

Our families are our greatest pearls on earth. These pictures prove it.

Just.Kate said...

Your family is (always) beautiful!

Lola is an artiste in the making. I see it runs in your blood. :)

Peace.

Elizabeth said...

Love the photos -- you're ALL so cute I can hardly stand it!

michelle said...

I love the pict of you smooching away on baby Elton

Lacey said...

It looks like it was a perfect day! I love Lola's self-portarit, such a beauty! ;-)

Jason, as himself said...

Good times!!!

Phoenix said...

CUTE!! You have the cutest family!! I adore them all just through the pictures :)

Jenn said...

So adorable! Everyone looks like they're having a great time here. I think Lola has a future in artistic photography, she did great :-)

Ashley Hawkes said...

Hey I just stumbled on your blog. You are awesome. I love all of your words, the things you say..You are a riot but also very deep. I'll be following:)

TheBeautyFile said...

Elton is just adorable!! Your cousin is gorgeous and so are you!!

sherri said...

your nephew is named Elton? too cute. my youngest has that same blue flannel shirt! Elton is adorable. Great pics. And big tits (even in pictures) are highly overrated.

sherri said...

ok so just reread and realized Elton is your cousin (?) and not nephew. and I still stand by my boob comment.

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