Saturday, August 14, 2010

Well here they all are !

First (of many nae doobt ) picture of the complete Magnificent Seven !
Introducing from left to right ,, Big teen now Marcel, newest baby Alasdair, little Amaia, Ginger bonce Gordon, Dumbo ears Leon, the wee blonde Anna bits, and the beautiful almost grown up Charlotte.
My photographic task over the next few months will be a simple one .,., to get THE picture .,., you know, the one where ALL seven are looking at the camera, all smiling AND all with clean faces !! 
Hopeless objective ?? You think ?
Not on your life ,, you just watch this space !
An Ohhhh, Footnote :
I started referring to this brood as .... My Dynasty !
However, there could be a real challenge awaiting me down the line somewhere !
The daughter ( responsible for 5 of the 7 tells me that I 'aint seen nothin' yet ,,, somehow she's managed to pluck some quick calculation out of her ( crazy ) head & has now threatened me ( yes I consider it a threat ! ) with a possible 29- great grand children !!
The seven only just get the Dynasty started she says .,.,., Arghhhhhhh
I actually worried about this for a micro second or two before realising that by the time this might come about I would be well past the age of knowing that they were mine .,., or caring :-)
And as for getting 29 ( +7 ) to sit and smile at the camera .,.,
Forget it, I already have !!

8 comments:

Alistair said...

just beautiful mate.......

The Scudder said...

Thanks Alistair ,,, it was nothin' really but aye, they are quite gorgeous aren't they :)
However, I've now added a wee worrying footnote .,.,
Just to let you know, both the beloved & myself were "only children" & we figured we'd done pioneering stuff having TWO we'ans !
Little did we know ,,, or as the daughter said ,, You didn't see that coming Dad did you ?
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, eh naw hen, ah didnae !!

Alistair said...

Well obviously she went to the school of 'practice makes perfect'.

She seems to have been an A+ student.....

Thomas said...

It's interesting to project the likely number of your greatgrandchildren.
If they decide to mimic your parents (and Ann's), the answer is easy: 7.
If they copy you and Ann, or my parents, or Derek and Amanda instead, the answer is 14.
If we look at the increase over one generation (2 children beget 7 grandchildren), the multiplier is 3.5, so the answer is 24.5 greatgrandchildren.
The increase over two generations is still 2 to 7, but we need to take the square root of 3.5, leading to a mutiplier of 1.87, leading to a projection of 13.
And finally, if they all decide to follow in Phyllis's footsteps, you'll have 35 of them.

國林林林林維 said...

真得很不錯的blog,加油哦............................................................

The Scudder said...

Translation of above ! Eh ?
Really very good blog, refueling Oh .............................

于庭吳 said...

感動 + 感恩 + 感謝(。-ˍ-。 )............................................................

The Scudder said...

Another translation !
Moved + Thanksgiving + thank