Wordless Wednesday….Saying Goodbye

My children made a great friend this summer. His name is Alex. Alex is now a freshman at West Virgina U…Go WV!!!!

He was the lifeguard at the pool we went to. Alex was great with the boys. He felt they all needed an older brother and took it upon himself to be the older brother. Of course he was just as goofy as the rest of the kids. He gave the boys nicknames. Charlie became “Little John” and Robbie became “Traveling Monk.” He helped the boys work on their swimming strokes for competition swimming. He wrestled them in the pool. He tossed them all over the pool. They will never forget Alex. I seriously doubt Alex will ever forget them.

He has a love for history that he shared with the boys. We hope he does well at school. He should pass his PT with flying colors after lugging the boys up and down the length of the pool…. 😀

Ode to Alex…….

These are his shoes…..LOL

Good luck Alex…..Don’t forget us…… 🙂


August 20, 2008 - Posted by | Celebrations, Children, Family | , , , ,


  1. Isn’t wonderful when the kids make a new friend. They look like they all got along very well.

    Comment by Ed Huber Family | August 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for sharing! It is just wonderful!

    Patricia in WA
    Happy WW

    And good luck to Alex in school!

    Comment by Patricia in WA | August 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. Sounds like everyone had a great summer (even though it isn’t over yet) and made a great friend. The pictures were fun to see.

    Happy WW!

    Comment by Lindsey | August 20, 2008 | Reply

  4. Awww… that is such a sweet friendship to have! Good luck to Alex at college! Love the funky shoes!

    Comment by Bronwyn | August 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. It was a joy to see the kids, they are having such fun! Maybe he will return next year.

    Comment by woundedlily | August 21, 2008 | Reply

  6. hey aunt ginger! i’ve got a question! will u send me those pictire? gosh, his shoes are something else! lol! well i love u!


    Comment by cherokee | August 21, 2008 | Reply

  7. Looks like a fun farewell party.

    Comment by Elaine | August 21, 2008 | Reply

  8. creeper ^

    Comment by alex | August 23, 2008 | Reply

  9. I can see they are quite fond of Alex! Fun photos, Ginger!

    Comment by Sheri | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  10. What a great guy! I can see that he fits in well with your crew. The boys look very comfortable with Alex.

    Comment by MissPlacedAlaskan | September 3, 2008 | Reply

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