Saturday, December 31, 2005

Sweater pics

This will be a brief post for those of you who followed the story of our family ski sweaters. If you didn't follow that tale, just look at the cute pictures of my grandson. Ain't he a doll?

Christina knew that Carol was knitting Trevor a ski sweater to match the family design. And she expected that it would arrive by Christmas. What she didn't know was that Carol was also knitting a matching pants and cap so Trevor would have a complete matching outfit!

Hey, if grandparents can't spoil their only grandchild it would be a sorry state of affairs indeed!

Carol knows that this act may spark some jealousy among other family members who have only a sweater. Goodness knows how much jealousy it might spark among those who have long hinted that THEY would like a matching sweater, because they are almost a part of the family. And there is a precedent: a very select few other "almost" family members (not related by blood, marriage, or ersatz adoption) are proud possessors of one of these unique items, complete with a certificate of authenticity!

All I can say to the wannabes out there is that some serious sucking up to Carol might be in order.

But as far as anyone besides Trevor getting a matching pants set... Nah! Ain't gonna happen!

Okay, enough background. Here's what it looks like.


Yeah, even though he's less than 9 months old, he can stand up if he leans on something. You can see that the pants are a little too long for him, but maybe he can wear the outfit again next year.

On the right, I think he's ready to get that hat off. It's probably a little warm. he does live in Florida, after all.

Finally, below, I'll toss in a picture of Trevor with his mom and dad. His dad's sister gave the three of them matching tie-dyed tee shirts for Christmas. That's the reason for the colorful shot.


Don't you just love the little guy's smile? Guess I'm a proud grandpa, huh?

To my faithful readers, and even you faithless ones, thanks for all your visits to this blog and comments in 2005. I hope that 2006 is a better year for you in every way possible. Have a wonderful, blessed New Year!

12 comments:

Ivy said...

Oh Carol is very talented!!! That is a very cute outfit! She did a fantastic job! I've been trying to crochet for a few years now. Now I know its not the same thing, I hear knitting is much harder. But I've been working on the same blanket for about 5 years now..LOL!

Miss Cellania said...

The sweater (and pants and cap) are very lovely... my compliments!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

kenju said...

Love the sweater and all! That baby is so cute, I know you are bursting wtih pride.

Have a Happy New Year John, and thanks for the fun and friendship.

Bill said...

Great looking family there, Duke. Whenever my folks come out to visit, my dad always ends up draining the batteries on his digital cameras and mom always burns through a couple rolls of film. I think that's just part of being a grandparent.

Michelle said...

So come on now. When are you going to show us a pic of you with the sweater AND the ski pants Carol knitted you.

Hope you are having a good start to 2006. The weather was PERFECT here and we sat outdoors the whole day and relaxed.

Nic said...

What a beautiful grandbaby! John, you and Carol have got to be so proud about him! I hope you have an abundance of blessings this year and that your cup continues to run over with them. May 2006 be even better than 2005. :) Happy New Year, my friend.

abigail said...

Aw, what a cutie! I don't know what it's like to be a grandparent but I do have the proud Aunt thing down. Hope you had a great New Year *smile*

schnoodlepooh said...

Those are some adorable photos!!! I love that sweater / pants / hat outfit. Carol is some champion knitter. kiss kiss kiss I know I will never get a sweater, but I just have to kiss up for fun. kiss kiss kiss I really do think your grandson does have the cutest smile, and in that last photo with the tie-died shirts, they all look so cute! Congrats on a very nice looking family. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Monica said...

The holidays have been crazy (good) and busy. Stopping in to say Happy new year to YOU AND YOURS.

Viki said...

What a gorgeous child!

Candace said...

Wow, he's cuter than the Gerber baby!!!

Karyn Lyndon said...

I think EVERYONE needs a hat...it would make a great photo for the blog...