Friday, June 12, 2009

There is nothing more fun than playing tag, and Ms. Pam, over at Pam's Perspective, has tagged me. However, this is a new tag thingy, one I haven't played yet. The rules are as follows:

~Open your first photo folder
~Scroll down to the 10th photo
~Post that photo and story on your blog
~Tag five friends to do the same.

I think I'm going to do a better job of arranging my photo folders, I don't even think this shot has been edited.

This is my second born daughter, Caylith, and my second born son, Avery. It was Avery's first Christmas, and Caylith's sixteenth. The gap in their ages spans nearly two decades, however, the love they have for each other narrows that gap to nearly nothing. While Caylith is brash, opinionated, headstrong, and stubborn, she can clearly take and command center stage. And though she can be completely exasperating, she can also light up a room. The comic relief she provides for the rest of us is developing at a quick pace in her baby brother. His need to be the center of everyone's universe has exceeded the allowed baby boundaries, and the charm he exudes will often make one forget that in order to use his charm on you, he had to get you into the room with him, and in order to get you into the room with him, he used his lungs and howled high to heaven. Perhaps it is them both being second born children that makes them almost parallel in attitude,wit, and charm. Although Avery is still discovering who he is, I can see much of my older dragon child's personality peeking through.

Two dragons in one family.

God help us all.

Now for the tag~

Jillian over at The Infamous

Tink over at The Tink-n-Frog

Viv over at The V Spot

Brandy at You Don't Know

Persephone at This Tasty Jam is all Me

And one to grow on

La la at Music, Hugs, and Random Rants

Mimi at Living in France

Of course, I would have loved cheating and added Tammy and Anita, but Pam tagged them first. I also would have tagged Ms. Savant, but she's been tagged so many times, I do believe her backside has a permanent target pasted to it.

Anyway, whether they play or not, their blogs definately deserve to be checked out.



  1. aww. thanks. I love when people think of me.

    Love the picture and the story. Good luck with your dragons - :)

  2. Very cool. I will play along soon. I love the "dragon" references.
    (I just noticed your caption on the Lovely Blog award. That's funny! You're too kind!)

  3. It's never the wrong time for a gratuitous Santa Baby picture! :)

    You were a comment or two above me on SITS Roll Call this morning...just thought I'd swing by and say hey!

    Happy Friday!

  4. I got this same tag darlin' and as I was reading the delightfully sweet things you said about your peeps I was plotting my own scenario.
    AKA thinking of a cheat.
    Rearranging my photo files, or simply taking somebody else's cool pic off flickr.
    I'm shameless that way.
    You are sweet. (These aren't really your kids, are they? You can tell me. I'm as silent as the grave.)

  5. Awwwwww. :-)

    Hmm. I might have to steal this one from you. MWAHAHAHA!!

  6. I loved being tagged! Thank you!
    And has anyone told you that your children are gorgeous? 'Cuz they are.
    And, I really hope the picture I find in my folder is appropriate for viewing. Gah.

  7. Aw you have the sweetest family :)

    Thanks for the tag! I'll get right on it!

  8. Glad you decided to play. Great photo, too. What is this editing of photos of which you speak? Maybe that's my problem. YIKES! Your dragons are both gorgeous! Fire-breathing, but gorgeous.

  9. Lovely photos and lovelier story. I can see there's lot of fun in your household!

  10. Dragon children haha :) Charm goes a long way!

    Thanks for the kind words on my failed going away party. I did have fun with the people who were there but I think I had a hard time hiding my disappointment. Oh well. Life goes on. Only a day and a month until I'm in another country! What???

    Shawna's Study Abroad

  11. This picture is so sweet!

  12. I love the photo! Lots of big age differences in mine and hubby's families.
    I checked my photo files, and mine were totally lame, first file is one my brother sent me from the Superbowl! I could cheat but the next file wasn't much better........ugh! Maybe I just need better file management.

  13. It was nice of you to think of me. I love the photo. Your children are so cute, ahem, excuse me, I should say your wee son is cute and your daughter is pretty. Don't want to offend a 16 year old young lady. Cheers!

  14. A lot of love in one picture. :) This made my morning even brighter.

    Thanks for the tag as well, I'll see what I can do. ;)

  15. What a beautiful picture!

    Thanks for the linkage!!! I best get to work on mine...

  16. What a great shot!!! I love it!!! do they breathe fire?

  17. Thank you all for your comments about my family. If you lived with them, I promise, they'd have your running for the hills within the hour.

    Cora, if you want it, come and get it (said in my best Lord of the Rings Cate Blanchet voice).

    And Kel, the baby can breathe fire through his butt!