Pennsylvania Visit September 30 / October 1, 2016
September 30, 2016: I got to York around 6 PM
and was treated to a home-cooked meal after a week on the road. We had
time to share what's new on Friday evening and I did not take any photos at that
time. Saturday evening was when I took some photos to keep up with the
growth of my grand daughters each time I get to visit them. Katie reads
often and is doing good in school work. She is very detailed in her work
Megan is still mugging for the camera and is showing her molars that are
coming in to complement her permanent front teeth. She assumes this pose
anytime she notices a camera pointing her way.
I used my cell phone to snap a few images after dinner as dessert was
Megan looks like she is a model posing for a yogurt advertisement.
Katie does not pose, and prefers to NOT have her picture taken.
Katie does have a wonderful profile.
We played Scrabble after dinner with all of us around the table in the
dining room. I had tried to take a photo of the girls and Megan posed as
always. I went out of sight and Katie decided to pick on her younger
sister. I positioned the camera close to the door frame and snapped this
shot without Megan seeing I was about to take a photo. The expressions on
their faces tell the story of self-assurance versus emotional response.
Could Megan grow up to become an actress? The Scrabble game lasted over an
hour and I was lucky enough to build onto another word and get a triple word
score on the existing word and the one I played. It was the winning
play. I was lucky.
Mom Christine measures medicine for Megan after the Scrabble match is
over. Her day job is running a hospital pharmacy where attention to detail
is very important. That girl cannot resist posing for the camera.
The kitchen is the center of family activity and the interactions here
assure me all is well in this family. Katie has pulled out her chess set
and Dad Jason gets to be the first victim.
Did you notice my well-traveled RED CUP?
The concentration here is on the chess game, while Megan gets a hug from
mom and smiles for my camera even though my focus in on the players.
Megan cannot keep from smiling for the camera.
It is getting serious here.
Each of them is considering the moves to come and a strategy that evolves
with each move and countering move.
Katie has her knight out front with one rook protecting the pawn which
could come in handy later in the game. I played Katie after Jason
lost. I also went down to defeat later.
Megan and mom have found something of interest on her smart phone.
October 2, 2016: The girls were doing
some homework the next morning as I visited each one to take a couple of photos
before resuming my travels toward Pittsburgh. I got Megan to pose with a more
There is no way suppress the BIG smiles in this young lady of 10.
She could have a mouth full of teeth before I see her again.
Katie allowed me to take her photo as she continued with her school
work. I pushed the camera shutter button before the flash was ready.
I made sure the flash was ready for the next photo.
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