24 Jan 2014

ODE TO ELF AND LITTLE PLUM.



Elf
Born 13th September 2013.

A bit late I know but today I wanted to share with you a photo of the latest member of our family, our great-nephew, Elf (aka Aaron) pictured here at 17 weeks. Its hard to tell looking at this picture but he has the most cute little pixie ears hence the nickname.


And just so he doesn't feel left out here's a picture of his big brother taken just after his third birthday ......


Little Plum
Born 29th December 2010.

Talking of nephews did you know ......
  • The word nephew is derived from the French word neveu
  • The Free Dictionary's definition of nephew is 1. A son of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse 2. The illegitimate son of an ecclesiastic who has taken a vow of celibacy
  • Oxford Dictionaries has it that at one time the word nephew referred to both sexes
  • According to the Urban Dictionary the collective term for one's nephews and nieces is niblings.


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22 comments:

Barbara Fisher said...

Hi Tracy, what gorgeous little boys and I love their nicknames. Niblings is a great name for nieces and nephews. I must remember it next time I see mine.

carol said...

They are both cuties!

Lindsay said...

Aw lovely pictures Tracy, thanks for sharing them!

Kelly said...

Both real cuties...and I'm happy to see them in your updated sidebar now.

Niblings - I love that!! I guess my niblings' children would be considered great-niblings.

Gina R said...

Aww...such handsome little guys! ^-^

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Great pics and great info. I didn't know it applied to both sexes!

Congraties!

Arti said...

So cute, love their names - Elf and little plum! I also sense some kind of mischief in the eye of the elder!

Brian Joseph said...

Very cute pictures Tracy. The family must be so happy.

Interesting history behind the word nephew!

Michael Draper said...

Great photos Tracy and congratulations on the birth of your great nephew.
Also, thanks for the good wishes and visit to my blog.
I'm doing well and had a good report from my oncologist last week.
Sincerely,
Mike

PS Please visit my blog again, soon.

Suko said...

Darling photos! I never heard of the word niblings before--and neither did my spell check!

Trac~ said...

Awww such sweet and precious little boys! Your nephews are adorable. Hope all is well your way my friend. We are doing well on this side of the pond. Keep in touch! Big hugs! :)

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Both of your nephews are cuties! I love the nicknames too. :) Congrats on the newest addition to your family!

LL Cool Joe said...

I hope he likes his nickname when he gets older! :D Cute kids.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Handsome boys, you must be proud!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Nikki-ann said...

Aww, they're both so cute!

I've spent 3 days this week looking after my nephew as he was off nursery ill for a few days. Was lovely to spend 1-on-1 time with him.

Alexia561 said...

They're both adorable! Have never heard of niblings, but love it! Wonder how my nephews are going to like being called niblings? ha!

Maria Behar said...

Oh, Tracy, you have such ADORABLE nephews!! They are both so cute! You are so lucky to have them....I have neither kids nor 'niblings', and SO wish I did!

May God bless these children richly, and you and the rest of your family as well!! : )

StarTraci said...

Two cuties!!!
:-)
Traci

ashok said...

so cute!

Literary Feline said...

So cute! Elf is adorable and so is Little Plum. :-) Thank you for sharing, Tracy.

Betty Manousos said...

aww, they're both soo cute!!your nephews are adorable! thanks for sharing.

big hugs!

Claudine G. said...

Awww they both look adorable and I love their nicknames, Little Plum and Elf!