Saturday, December 21, 2013

Our very own Rudolph

Walker, our red-nosed reindeer

Husband Walter and I made a flying trip yesterday to attend grandson Walker’s first Christmas program at his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pre-school.

Walker’s mom, our daughter-in-law Katie, had warned us that he might not even go on stage, let alone sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with his class. He did sing and at the end of the performance even added his own “Ho, ho, ho.”

As Walker’s great-grandmother Jan noted on Facebook afterwards, “I knew Walker would do fine - he has the genes, twice over.”

Hubby and I were just happy to be there, whatever he did or didn’t do. When his little class came on stage, I started waving maniacally—and shamelessly.

Walker flashed his characteristic grin and waved back. He repeated waving later as he and his classmates finished their song. My cup of happy ran over.

Lunch with son Jeremy and his family at their home topped off the day. Goodbyes seem to get harder and harder for me, but I had an abundant store of good memories to contemplate during the 150-mile drive home.

Thank you, Jeremy, Katie, Molly Kate, and Walker, for a wonderful day celebrating Christmastime!


  1. so glad you could be there. he is a doll and the noses are just right. i like the way they just dabbed them on and did not make them big and comical looking like some i have seen. even watching children we don't know makes us laugh and smile and feel good.

  2. I got confused at first. Thought you flew to the family..(:0)

    How wonderful to be with your family and see that sweet kiddo smile and wave at you.
    I love how you said your cup of Happy ran over...well put!

    Okay, off to attempt a new cookie recipe. I'm crazy for trying but it will be a perfect little gift if I can pull it off.

  3. Walker is delightful, I certainly understand why its so hard to leave. Cherish those memories, and let your photos tide you over until your next visit.

  4. Well, he did better than my 3 year old grandson. Lol. Mine just stood there.

  5. What a wonderful memory the little guy gave you. His little improv shows his confidence and creativity besides being a cutie. So glad you got pictures.

  6. They are at a lovely age for this time of year. Excellent reindeer costumes too. Blessings on you and yours from Dalamory.

  7. He is so cute!!! What a wonderful trip.

  8. I just love to go to those things. The moments like these when they are young are so fleeting. How really special you could go.

  9. That picture is priceless--and precious!

    I know what you mean about good-byes becoming harder :(

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  10. Little boys…so adorable at this age, or any age. Love your little Rudolph. Dianne