Thursday, March 17, 2011

lucky me!

Today is a very special day, not only is it St. Patrick’s Day and Bob still very much around (you see he is a Leprechaun, and at the stroke of  midnight when it become March 17th, St. Patrick Day, Papa turns into his Leprechaun self and has until sunrise to keep his pot of gold safe!  It happens every year, or every year since our children were old enough to remember the story!  I never get to see it happen…everyone he loves gets sprinkled with some kind of magic Leprechaun dust to keep us safe and asleep, while he is busy keeping his pot of gold hidden and safe, it is quite a chore….once in a while a shiny gold coin from the pot gets dropped but it isn’t enough to cause any trouble.

The kiddies were always wide-eyed and had a hundred questions every year when this happened and he told his tales to them.

Now the grandies get to hear it all.  Madison was always a very firm believer in her Papa being a Leprechaun.  It got her into trouble at school at the tender age of 5 or 6.  Her teacher didn’t like her “making up” stories of her Papa being a Leprechaun.  (hehehehe) but it was all straightened out later that day when (daughter) called and told him to straighten it out once and for all!  So he did.  Madison got on the phone with her Papa and he told her the truth once and for all and not to confuse whatever her moma said or her teacher said, he was a Leprechaun and he would send her a piece of his gold to prove it and if her teacher wanted to talk to him she  could call him.  That’s how he straightened it out…..LOL

But…today……..yes today is a very special day because 2 of our grandies were born on this day!

Ryan Elliott Higgins turned 8 today!  WHOOOO HOOOO !

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I can’t even begin to tell you what a special blessing this little guy has been in our lives… he absolutely melts your heart…


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I think there have been thousands of pictures taken of Ryan….this is one of my all time favorites….his very first “Fathers and Son’s” church outing….




We enjoy his imagination so much.  I think some of his story telling is inherited from his Papa and well his daddy too!




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He loves his mommy so much and always has a smile for Oma’s camera

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Ryan has always been a deep thinker…very serious….and very funny and has such a beautiful smile….hugs and smooches all the time…


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Ryan LOVES animals and has a special gift…we call him the chicken whisperer….I wish I had a picture of him and his chickens….I am sure I have one somewhere!


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He loves to swim, and splish splash and he LOVES his brother and sister and cousins.  Ryan has lot’s of friends….



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Ryan is so smart…he understand and knows a lot more than most children…

You can’t get anything past this child…



We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!



We are blessed to have Kyler in our lives, he is such a happy little boy.  Kyler always has  such a sweet smile for you and always gives out hugs so freely!  I don’t have any baby pictures of Kyler, but  what I do have makes anyone who see’s his eyelashes ask WHY???

WHY do sweet little boys get to have such beautiful eyelashes?

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big brother can have fun


there isn’t a picture that I have taken where Kyler isn’t smiling!




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He is such a happy little boy…and such a good big brother!



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look at this sweet smile!




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Kyler loves to do things all little boys love to do….he climbs, chases lizards and rides his bike and plays real hard.  He gets dirty like all little boys do and doesn’t care one bit….

and he loves to swim in Oma’s pool, he even try’s to pull silly faces when you ask him to sit still for a picture.

Things that silly little boys like to do..


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But most of all, Kyler will light up your life with his smile and big heart….



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You light up our life!

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to my 2 favorite 8 year olds!

love Oma and Papa…..


Bernie said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful grandsons, they are so handsome and very blessed to have you and Bob for grandparents. I am still smiling over the Leprechaun...what a man!
Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's day my friend....:-)Hugs

Librarian said...

This is wonderful! And that picture of Ryan's first Father and Son outing would win ANY competition you'd hand it in for - two handsome men :-D
I love the Kyle-Smile-piccies :-) One can not help but smile back at him, even if it is just on a photo.

shabby girl said...

Linda, you are indeed blessed! Those boys are so cute!
I really love how Papa "cleared up" the leprechan issue! No wonder you're crazy about him!

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan and Kyler (LOVE both names)! I hope they enjoyed their special day!

I enjoyed seeing their pictures, and seeing Ryan grow. Beautiful family, Linda! And I remember the Leprechaun story about your granddaughter and I've repeated it! I got such a kick out of that!

Also, thanks so much for telling me the story of your family, I think you talked about a few things in posts on here, but it was wonderful to read your comment. 'Really bought tears to my eyes. Such a rich history you have. God Bless!
And thanks so much for sharing it with me.

Love to you,

BECKY said...

What a sweet post Linda! Just love it!! And what good looking boys all around! I know you are a huge blessing to your family!

Our second daughter was born on the St. Patty's Day, so it is a very special day for us too!!

Hope you have a fab weekend, gal!!
Big hugs,

Diana said...

Oh what sweet boys Linda and I agree with you on the photo of Ryan and his daddy. That was beautiful. What a special day in your family.
I have learned from my grandson Jack how sweet grandsons are to have, very special.
I also remember your husband getting into trouble with the leprechaun story and I thought his answer was the BEST!!! Love to you all, Di ♥

Wanda..... said...

Hope the grandsons had a great birthday, Linda. Lot's of yard work has been keeping me busy...too bad little Leprecauns don't help with that!

Barb said...

You hit the jackpot with two special Grandsons on the same day, Linda! I can just imagine your joy. I'm glad Huhoney stood his Leprechaun ground. Teachers don't know everything (I was one, so I know that for sure). Sorry I'm late stopping by - I haven't been on-line much this week.

stardust said...

Thank you, Linda, for your concern and warm words to me and to my country. I live in western Japan and thankfully I’ve been leading almost normal life so far not so affected by that record powerful earthquake. These days I’ve been moved by the noble attitude of our people with courage, resilience, and dignity, and by the powerful supports stretched out by your country as well.

Our grandchildren is a blessing. To think of the coincidence on my side, my only grandchild was born on the third wedding anniversary of her parents.

No matter the situation, spring is coming according to the law of nature. Enjoy your spring, and so will I mine.

imac said...

Birthday greeting to the cutest kids, and what love and happiness glows from your post my friend.