Saturday, January 30, 2010

Silver Sunday and Homecoming '10

For Silver Sunday,
hosted by The Gypsy Fish,
I'd like to share something very dear to us,
my children's silver baby cups.

The precious cups were given to them on their first Christmas,
by their Grandaddy Bill,
who passed away four years ago, this February.

Ashley's is the first one below.
They are both sterling, one by Towle and the other by Wallace, and are inscribed with a message from their Grandaddy on the bottom of the cups.

The silver rattle was a gift to Ashley from her Grandma Frances.
Ashley's features a beautiful handle, while David's is plain and more masculine.

The children's initials are engraved on the fronts.

Seems like only yesterday that Ashley received this beautiful baby cup.
Times passes much too quickly!

And now,
16 years later.... She celebrated Homecoming at her school Friday Night,
and was a member of the Homecoming Court.

For the third consecutive year,
she was escorted by Josh.
Next year, as a senior, she will be escorted by her Dad, a school tradition.

Josh turned 19, a few weeks ago.
Looking at them on the court, I realized just how much the two of them have matured and grown.
...I cried! :)
I'm not taking this "growing up thing well!"

Below, is Ashley and her dad.

Kevin with the kids...

Ashley, Kevin, and his mom and step-dad.

The kids with Grandma and Papa.

The Junior Class Court

We were very blessed to have friends and family,
that came to support Ashley...

and brought beautiful flowers!

Below, is a video clip of the Homecoming Floor Cheers and Dance the Cheer leading Squad performed. Ashley is the captain, and with the help of another girl, choreographed the routine.
The Dance is second on the video, and Ashley starts the video on the far left, and is on the far right during the dance.
If you have a moment, take a look!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
...and staying warm, Rhonda :)


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am showing my son't cup this week also. Oh, I remember those crying days, watching the kids growing up. I still cry sometimes. I miss my babies.

Amelia said...

Rhonda, loved the pictures of the family - so glad they could be there to help Ashley celebrate this occasion. Yes, the children are growing up - but you taught them well and they will continue to make you and Kevin very proud.

From a Granny's (me) view point so glad to see the cheer leaders do their routine without doing some suggestive sex moves.

Enjoy the weekend.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

What a wonderful story that goes with your silver cups. It's always the love that's behind an item that makes it priceless. Beautiful girl!

xinex said...

You have a lovely family, Rhonda. How nice that they have their own treasured silver cup as a remembrance of their granddad....Christien

Gypsy Fish said...

Priceless keeper....and they grow up so youngest is 15 and soooo not a baby goes by sooo fast!
Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
{{gypsy hugs}}

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your children are just lovely. I so remember those precious when my daughter was homecoming queen, and you are living some of the most wonderful times with them. Beautiful pictures and the video is wonderful too. Enjoy all those memories and moments. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful treasures. I loved seeing pictures of your family. They are just as priceless. Looking forward to watching the video... sure glad you stopped by... hugs ~lynne~

Vee said...

Such a nice tradition for senior year. Fun to see the family and my goodness, those gals have a lot of energy! I remember the days when my kids were about to be grown...I felt much the same way as you do, but I can tell you from the other side of their being grown that it is wonderful. So you have much to enjoy right now and much to look forward to. It's all good!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

How wonderful that these keepsakes will be handed down and be treasured for years!

Jane said...

The baby cups are such a wonderful family treasure. Your daughter looked beautiful at her homecoming.

Gracie Jewellery said...

Ooooh, these are nice!

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful silver cups and how special.

Loved watching the cheerleaders. Great job! She looks so pretty in her Homecoming Court dress. I bet you are soooo proud of her. It is hard to believe how quickly they grow up.

Kathy said...

First of all, Rhonda, I've got to say that your children are beautiful! And congrats to your gorgeous daughter on being elected to the homecoming court. Well, of course you cried! It's a given that on those special occasions when life long memories are made, tears are gonna flow! The baby cups and rattle are all so pretty and special. I loved your Silver Sunday post, Rhonda!

Chari said...

Hi Rhonda...

Ohh my...what a beautiful family you have, my friend! Your daughter is such a beautiful young woman! Loved seeing her homecoming court photos...she just glowed! What special memories she is making!

Loved seeing your children's silver baby pretty! What a precious treasure coming from their Grandpa! Thank you for sharing these pretty silver pieces with us today for Silver Sunday!

Also, wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my silver and leaving me the sweetest note! Sure do appreciate that, my friend!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Mimi said...

You have a lovely family Rhonda! Yes, they do grow up so fast...

Judi said...

Hi Rhonda
What a beautiful post. I know how quickly time passes and those little ones grow up so quickly. At the time you don't think they will as you run around doing all that you can to keep things together...but then all of a sudden you've once again passed that stage.

Your family is lovely...your children beautiful and I can feel your pride in your children...very lovely. My Saturday Post is a close to the heart moment for me as well.

I haven't seen you for a long time...blogland is such a busy place. I have a Giveaway..its on my Sidebar..come and leave your name.

have a lovely day

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful post, Rhonda. Absolutely beautiful!

vanilla143 said...

Precious cups. Although I am guessing that the treasure are your children by all the photos of them. As it should be!

onlymehere said...

What a doll! I'm glad to see more of Kevin and Josh and Ashley. She gets prettier every day. I like being able to put a face with the names. I don't do well with this growing up business either. Kaje' just turned 17 and I'm wondering what to do with the rest of my life. Why do things have to change, lol! I liked it the way it was before!