Thursday, September 20, 2007

Aloft


Since my grandson was busy organizing, and playing in a concert for the benefit of the skate park the day we celebrated my birthday and was unable to attend, I thought it only fitting to share a picture of him hurtling through space at said skate park. Aside from being an excellent drummer and an adept snowboarder, Alex is a whiz on the skateboard and is, this fall, going to be teaching this gravity defying sport to others.



For the life of me, I don't understand how these kids do it. Not only do they defy gravity, they seldom seem to lose their skateboards in the process. Rock on, Alex!




16 Comments:

Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Those stunts are beyond my ken too, but it must be a blast.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

He is one handsome grandson Pam. Remind him to be careful from me. ;)

Love,
Robin

11:18 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

Lovely portrait of your grandson, Pam. And, I've often wondered how those boards stay so glued to the shoes. Quite the art, for the younger set.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Mouse said...

Whereas my teen managed to fall from a stationary skateboard and break his tibia so badly he needed emergency surgery...

12:11 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Pam - It's so good of you to check in on me. I've not been blogging and have missed my visits with blogging buddies. Your grandson is such a handsome and thoughtful looking young man. Aren't these young people a wonderment?

8:30 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

I wish I were 45 years younger and brave enough to try that. It must be so much like flying! What a fine looking young man.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Skateboarding has always fascinated me. It is a wonderful display of form, precision and grace and I am in awe of the ones, like your handsome grandson, who can perform on them;

6:56 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Looks like fun--that I will be content to observe from a safe distance.

7:20 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Lack of fear.. I guess. :) Awesome picture of Alex. Kids can do those things and think nothing of it. When we get older, all we can think about is the potential broken bones!


Peace,

~Chani
http://thailandgal.blogspot.com

11:52 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

AC - maybe if we were younger, eh?

Tammy - he is a handsome devil, isn't he?

Bonita - considering what they do, I'm surprised the boards stay with them, too.

Mouse - ouch! But isn't that always the way of it? When my grandson was younger, he broke his arm while he was simply hanging out.

Cathy - they truly are a wonderment, they never cease to amaze and impress me.

Alyssa - me too! We think he's pretty good-looking too!

Ginnie - I agree wholeheartedly. I love to watch them but find myself frequently holding my breath.

Kgmom - you and me both!

Chani - I remember being fearless, kind of... it was a very long time ago.= )

5:50 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Holy cow! That's amazing!

12:26 AM  
Blogger kate said...

Pam,

What a talented grandson you have - he looks like an amazing skateboarder in addition to drummer & snowboarder.

It's great that he'll also be teaching.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Kathy - Holy cow is right!

Kate - he plays the drums with the same enthusiasm and talent that he has for skateboarding.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Good lookin' family you have there - thanks for sharing them with us.

10:45 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Rock on, Alex! (However it is done). And rock on, Dynamic Duo! I'll be watching from the wings....

2:10 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Bitteroot - thanks, I think they're pretty special too.

Pepek - four more days and the dynamic duo will meet face-to-face for the first time... talk about rocking on!

4:49 PM  

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