Saturday, May 05, 2007

OH THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHILDHOOD DAYS


Today's theme is CHILDHOOD

So, here, I have chosen to shamelessly post photos of my children's childhood. We had the best time when they were little. All we did, me included, is play-day and night. They both had amazing imaginations. And me, being the doting Italian mother, indulged their every whim.

I can proudly say that they are still very goofy and make me laugh every day.



And, finally, a shot of me as a child. Here I am with my mother and younger sister on one of our annual summer trips to Italy. Don't I look like I'm having fun? I'm the one on the right, by the way.

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

P.S. don't know what is up with my photos posting so small- I am not happy about that. Maybe if I change the template?

30 comments:

Akelamalu said...

All great photos!

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful photos! :) Your children look very cute and like they are having lots of fun!

GEWELS said...

Akelamalu and Dragonheart- Thanks for visiting. Yup, those 2 boys ALWAYS had tons of fun.

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Love the caped child! TOO cute..Looks like your children had wonderful times.

Julie said...

Wonderful pictures!!! Thanks for sharing and stopping by today. Have a great weekend.

Melli said...

LOL! Adorable! Looks like your kids and my kids shared similar childhoods! I was very doting also! They are only kids for such a SHORT time! Best to enjoy them while we can!

Biker Betty said...

Great photos for this week's theme. I love looking back thru photos of my two boys growing up. Your kids sure look like they are having fun.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Smalltown RN said...

those are great photos.....you to see life from a childs eyes...wonderful....thank you for sharing...


happy hunting

Heidi said...

great photos. Your children look very happy. And my son has a doll too. A very respectable boy doll:)

jmb said...

Wonderful collection of photos, it was fun to find something for this theme

Pat said...

Looks like your children had a great childhood!! All really great photos - and love the one of you in Italy!

steve said...

Did they get along well? My two were best friends for the longest time.

A. said...

Wonderful pictures, and I do love the one of you with your mother and sister.

Your pictures being small, is it perhaps when you upload them with Blogger you have the Small option chosen? It took me a while to notice that...

Welcome to the Photo Hunt.

soccer mom in denial said...

I just love the last one. How lucky to get to travel in Europe.

Linda said...

Looks like your kids had a fun-filled childhood! And that's what it's all about, right??

PEA said...

Thank you so much for visiting me:-) The car behind me in my picture was a pinkish bronze colour from what I can remember! Love the pictures you posted...nice to see children playing outside instead of in front of the tv!! Kids should be allowed to be kids and have FUN:-) xo

Barbara H. said...

Love the first one in the pool!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Mother of Invention said...

Well, you both look cute and your kids look very sweet! Something about kids and water that's just cool and fun!

Heather said...

Wonderful. Those pictures are SO fun!

ipanema said...

Oh, they are lovely photos! Now that photo with your mom & sis is very heart-warming. It's nice to reminisce good old days. Your children are enjoying as well. Ah, being a child! :)

letha said...

You realise your children will be embarrassed by these photos at some later date lol

Great shots

Teena said...

Looks like fun! Can I play too :)

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

arlene said...

beautiful photos! thanks for sharing!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Great post. I love your choice(s) for today's theme. Thanks for dropping by mine earlier.

srp said...

They look so excited and very friendly with the camera. Some kids are camera shy, yours are not. Great pictures for today and thanks for stopping by!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh wow what a great set of cute kid pictures! So much childhood enthusiasm! Adorable choices for The Hunt.

GEWELS said...

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. Yup, those boys did have fun. And we still do, that's what's important- and they're not parasites on society- that, too, is important.
Steve- They are only 15 months apart- they were (and still are to an extent) the best of friends. As good as two completely different personalities can be, I suppose.
They did get along well-until they started smacking each other in the face with their little plastic baseball bats. Then Mama had to step in and wield her iron fist (whatever!).
A.- thank you, thank you. I had the MEDIUM option chosen when uploading my photos. I can be such a ditz sometimes (shut-up you all).

Geeverughese C said...

thanks for visiting
I love your blog - nice shots

Odysseys of George

Jose said...

Lovely pictures. Wansn't it great to go back to our childhoods on this weeks theme. I've been going down memory lane just by looking at everyones posts.

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You asked how do I get my pictures full size.

First your blog must have enough space for big pictures which yours doesn't. (The layout you have was my firtst layout and I love it)

Then I upload them to photobucket and host them there. When uploading, I don't use the photo upload icon from blogger, instead I copy paste the code from photobucket and the picture will post on whatever size you store it.

On my JoeCoolsblog I upload them with the blogger icon because I can't go big pictures on that one.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Gewels. Please pardon my late visit. I've been a little busy lately.

Thanks for sharing these terrific fun moments. I love how children have great imagination. Thanks for sharing a lovely photo of yourself with your mom and sister.

Take care and thanks for visiting my photo hunt.