Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Irish Grandboys And A bit Of Irish Wit

My father was an Irishman,
with a touch of English in his birthright.
But, basically, he was Irish, like his mother.
He often quoted us little ditties like this one.

"You gave me the key of your heart, my love;
Then why do you make me knock?"
"Oh-that was yesterday, Saint's Above!
And last night-I changed the lock!"

These little ones have MY heart and
I will never change the lock.
When I look at my daughter Mimi's two boys
I see my father's side of the family.
My father would have loved these children so.
Does this, our Big Boy E, not look
like a little Irishman through and through?
This is his school picture from this year-Age 4
And his brother is coming right up behind him.
Our little Charles-In-Charge- Age two!
They are such sweet little boys.
Smart as whips and fun.

Hmmmm....
I love this expression on Big Boy E's face.
It is one I have seen before but
was never able to capture.
Is that not dear?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

your photo name

64 comments:

vivian said...

Yes, they are very Dear! NOt much beats the sweetness of a little boy.. or little girl.. but there is something about a little boy isnt there?
happy sunday! stay warm! its brutally cold here.
xoxo
vivian

SImple and Serene Living said...

Absolutely adorable, and yes very Irish. I bet your dad is looking down and smiling. xo Laura

Anonymous said...

Such adorable boys! Thanks for sharing the sweet photos.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Diana, be still my heart! They are precious! Oh my, yes they look Irish and oh so very handsome! Know you mist be having a wonderful time with them, oh the fun going on under your roof must be a blast!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such handsome boys and yes they do look very Irish. So cute!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Precious faces and definitely Irish looking! Happy Sunday- the Irish eyes are smiling!

Kathy said...

Such sweet little boys. Love those pictures. You are right, they look very Irish.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Diana, they are both just adorable!... and yes, they look like little Irish lads... love their beautiful sweaters and beret... Jack is Irish and one day I would sooo love to visit Ireland!... wishing you a beautiful Sunday, xoxo Julie Marie PS Love the cute little Irish saying too...

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Very, very precious little Irishmen...

So happy you captured that "face," for all time now.

Debi WeeFaerie said...

They do look very Irish and sweet! I love seeing their wee faces!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Precious photos. Such handsome little boys.

Tete said...

You should call them your lucky charms. Sweet faces, but do they have the irish temper?
Its amazing how fast they are growing and how I have watched them grow here. Guess I have been visiting for a long while now.

Babs said...

Your grandsons are adorable and so handsome in their sweaters and flat caps. Thanks for sharing their sweet photos. Have a great Sunday.

Connie said...

Such cute little boys, but oh, that last photo, he looks like he is going to cry :(

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are both real cuties, Diana! Love that hat on both of them!

Susie said...

Diana, I love your little Irishmen. Too cute for words. I saw your post yesterday and could have done one just like....but I can't find my blog, not installed on this new computer...don't even know how to do that. Soon will be getting a young man to help us out. Take care ,, be safe. xoxo,Susie

Shirley said...

Diana, Your little Irishmen are adorable. Big E has grown so very much and it only seems like yesterday he was the size of CJ. They keep grandma young. I love the color of their hair. The last picture of Big E is so lovable. He might not think so. They have a way when they don't want their pictures taken. Stay warm and safe, I am going to watch Matt play this morning. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Such handsome boys! And oh yes, their Irish heritage shines through!

Donna said...

What cute little leprechauns, Diana!
Love their oh so expressive faces. And just look at their thick hair! You are one lucky Nana!

Simply LKJ said...

OMGoodness they are precious. Love the rosy cheeks!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

So cute! The boys made me think of a song and I'm trying to remember the words...when Irish eyes are smiling...... I'll be humming that tune all day..lol! Hugs, Penny

Michele said...

I'm Irish and Irish on Dad's side and Irish, English and French on my mother's side..........but Irish almost always prevails, esp if the Patriarch is all or nothing!

Your G'boys are so cute it made my heart squeeze. SO CUTE. They may looks like your dad, but they look like YOU too. You are such an Irish lass.

Hugs, and the Saints be with you. Especially Saint Brigid!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

The boys are adorable and their expression is priceless. The Irish are great proud great people. I have my own little red headed little great Granson......xo

Pat said...

Very dear little boys...and very Irish. How blessed you are...

must love junk said...

Such precious pictures, Diana! They definitely look like little Irishmen! :)
Susan

Beth said...

Your grand boys are adorable!!
They truly do look Irish.

I am half Irish on my dad's side. In fact there is a village in Ireland that almost all inhabitants have the same last name as my dad.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What handsome lads and looks like someone needs a hug! Enjoy your day sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

they are such cute boys! Love their expressions! Have a great day!

Vee said...

Awww...adorable and the caps are just the thing!

Junkchiccottage said...

Just Adorable. What cuties.
Kris

Judy said...

what adorable boys Diana! they are too cute and love their outfits.

Debby said...

They are just beautiful little guys. Love their hats.

Debby said...

They are just beautiful little guys. Love their hats.

Unknown said...

Beautiful lads they are. I'm sure your buttons fell off.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What sweet, handsome Irishmen you have there! I love their little outfits and hats. My hubby is Irish too and I really wanted to name one of our boys "Liam" but he wouldn't go for it. Oh well. :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

oh Diana, they are beautiful little boys and do look so Irish. You have such beautiful grandchildren. How blessed you are. Enjoy them while you can - they grown up so quick.
Have a terrific week. Hope all are feeling better.
Mary

Kelly said...

You can definitely tell they have Irish in them! They are beautiful boys. I love that school pic of the first one!!

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

All are just adorable.. we are 1/4 Donahue, don't ya know it.

LANA said...

Such beautiful boys! The older one reminds me of Prince William when he was young.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Adorable! Oh my goodness! Heartbreakers for sure!

Lucille said...

Diana, I love the name you have devised for them. And yes, Big Boy E does have the Irish look about him. And Charles-in-Charge is growing before our very eyes. They are so cute!

Kirby Carespodi said...

PRECIOUS!!! My grandmother was a Scottish war bride who moved to Canada and we were her Scots grandchildren: Elizabeth, Ian, Malcolm, and Katherine!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Oh my goodness, Diana, they are just too precious! Out of six grandchildren, we got one boy and he's more than halfway to being a man at twelve. Can I have one of yours, please please?

Preppy Empty Nester said...

As my father and grandfather would say... He's got the map of Ireland on his face!!! Gorgeous boys. they should model for Ralph Lauren... have a great week, sweet Diana.

Pamela said...

Sweet boys Diana! I love children but have such a soft spot for boys!
Hope you are having a lovely
night!!
Pamela xoxo

This N That said...

They are precious and yes, look very Irish..The first picture reminds me of the gang of "bad" boys that I think were Irish in an old movie..Maybe it was "our gang" but they probably weren't Irish..Can't remember but that's kinda the story of my life...

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Yes, SO dear! Your little Irishmen have the sweetest faces!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Diana...they are heart stealers!

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Oh my goodness I can't express how precious these little boys look!!! Yes Irish through and through!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, you can certainly see the Irish in these two fine lads, as my own Irish father would say.
They are precious boys!
Hugs

tammy j said...

good lord.
your have the most beautiful grandchildren.
yes. the boys look completely like wee irish lads! they do!
xo

joanne said...

my grandson, whom I not supposed to talk about, has inherited all the Irish/Scottish genes in the family. He is a gorgeous red-haired boy with piercing blue eye, much like your sweet grands. I just love it, seeing the red/blue being passed down. I thought it would end with me!

Maureen Wyatt said...

There is a lot of celt showing through in them for sure! Love the hat.

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

They remind me so much of my two - a red head and a blonde.
GET THE SUNSCREEN READY!!!!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

What a couple of fine lookin' lads! So cute! Hugs, Leena

living from glory to glory said...

Blessed my socks off!
I love the Irish myself!
Roxy xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, they are sweet boys, Diana. And they DO look Irish, don't they? I don't know if you know this but Jess and Nel are Irish too on their father's side. Every Irish I've met is a happy person. Oh, the luck of the Irish.

These pictures are so special.

Love,
~Sheri

White Lace and Promises said...

I can see why they have your heart! They are absolutely adorable little Irishmen!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, two precious boys! I see the Irishman in these sweet faces! They do melt your heart!

Katie said...

Jaden had a very irish look except he has hazel brown eyes. My husband looks very irish because he is. What adorable little boys you get to love just precious pictures.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh my gosh...that was SO funny! He's an imp but AAAdorable!

Chatty Crone said...

They are dolls and do look Irish - your dad would be proud, I have a red head too - from my grandmother who had Irish.

Gypsy Heart said...

Adorable! Yes, they look very Irish. :) I understand about your Dad....I think mine would have been crazy in love with my grands. As I think about it, maybe he and Abby are together. I'm sure there's an awful lot of reunions in Heaven!

xo
Pat

J said...

Handsome little boys - and boy do they have that special little twinkle in their eyes! It must be so much fun to be their grandma! Lucky you!