"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Sock Monkey Welcoming Committee

When I got to Ohio this evening, the kids were in their pjs and had already eaten supper.  As I entered the door there was a wagon load of sock monkeys and a  handmade Welcome Froo Froo Ruthie sign.  It was funny and exciting to arrive and be greeted so enthusiastically.  They had run down to the car and helped haul the suitcase and school bag and I carried the one with the camera.  Even Murphy was at attention in the driveway as I pulled up.  He watched the monkey shot but did not get in it.  A quick photo op and no belaboring trying to get everyone’s attention.  The monkeys did well again, never moving or flinching!  You don’t want to spoil the moment by insisting on multiple poses for a stellar shot.  The grandkids all looked wonderful to me.  Jack doesn’t like to sit still anyway,

16 responses

  1. This has to rank up among the best welcomes ever! I’m so glad that you had a camera to record it. A copy of this photo will have a spot in each of their homes. Guaranteed.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:21 am

  2. that sounded like a lot of fun :-)

    September 29, 2012 at 3:41 am

  3. Love those sock monkeys…what a fun welcome!!

    September 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

  4. Toni

    Such a happy group! Enjoy the weekend!!

    September 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

  5. Ellen

    Best welcome ever! Have a wonderful weekend!

    September 29, 2012 at 7:34 am

  6. Vincie

    What a wonderful welcome! Life is good!

    September 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    The kids are growing so fast. They looks so happy to see you.

    September 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

  8. Looks like fun

    September 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

  9. jsmizik

    What a welcome greeting !!!!! What a warm feeling to be wanted and loved!

    September 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

  10. Sweet! What a welcoming committee!

    September 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

  11. How precious! What a lovely photo. :)

    September 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  12. Marlene

    So blessed!

    September 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  13. Looks like Kongo’s kind of party!

    September 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  14. What joy to have the kids so happy to see you!

    September 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

  15. How sweeeeet those kids are! You were blessed to have that camera at the ready! ;-)

    September 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

  16. A precious moment made for wonderful memories.


    October 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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