Thursday, September 20, 2007


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!


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. ;)


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!



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...


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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