The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 July 2005

Flashes from the road

Nick with StickThese two pictures (there were others, but I liked these two) were taken on the Fourth of July at my daughter's house in Independence, Missouri, the first night of the World Tour. In the first shot, Nicholas (my daughter's son) wields a sparkler with as much élan as is humanly possible for a child of five and a half, mainly because he's already been informed that the bottle rockets are off limits, thank you very much. (He accepted this judgment with only minor complaint, which tells me that either he's actually maturing a bit, or he didn't hear it all.)

Laney without StickMeanwhile, Laney (my son's daughter) is only two and isn't allowed such scary devices; she'd like you to know that she missed out by this much. And if she had ever been fearful of loud noises before, which I kind of doubt — her father plays the drums, fercryingoutloud — this experience surely cured her of the phobia.

Posted at 6:51 PM to Next Generation , World Tour '05


OH my GOD those kids are absolutely adorable. I want to just pinch those cheeks on Laney -- and her bangs!! What a man-killer she's going to be.

Posted by: Vickie at 10:06 PM on 27 July 2005

Unless I'm misreading...that would be your grandson and granddaughter, right?

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 1:14 AM on 28 July 2005

That would indeed.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:16 AM on 28 July 2005