Friday, June 13, 2008

PhotoHunt: Emotions - Pride

This is my latest entry.

Yes folks, my 17 year old, Alessandro, is off in just over a week to Blackpool in England to represent Australia in pool - eight ball actually. He's just been made vice captain of the juniors. Um, I'm a bit proud!

This is Alessandro in Adelaide earlier this year representing his state against the rest of Australia.



Here he is last year in Perth - same thing.



I clipped this one out of the newspaper. You know, he has represented his state four years running. Oh and he will be wearing one of these cool green and gold vests and a bow tie like his friend Steve - look at this link and see if you can find his name in the green square.

52 comments:

María I. said...

Congratulations to Alessandro and his proud Mom! In bocca al lupo!

Yep, I saw his name on the Junior Team. I'll be checking your blog for a picture of him wearing the cool green and gold vest.

girasoli said...

Congratulations and good luck Alessndro!! How exciting for him and for you :)

TiOheM said...

Congratulations to Alessandro and good luck. You really should be proud of him. He's still young and someday he could become a world champion.

Snap Catch said...

wow! congratulations Alessandro... perfect catch for photohunt theme... Have a fun weekend!

ellen b said...

Ah yes someone to be proud of. Good choice! Congratulations and may he be victorious in Blackpool!!

Sue said...

Congratulations Alessndro!Excellent pics for the theme :) Best wishes!

Sarge Charlie said...

g'day Leslie, fine looking young men

Napaboaniya said...

Wow~~ Way to go!!
Good luck to him :)

Randi said...

Congratulations to Alessandro and good luck. Perfect catch for the theme.
Happy Weekend!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's wonderful. I wish him the best of luck. I'm sure you're very proud of him.

eastcoastlife said...

Oh wow! congratulations to Alessandro and proud Mommy! What an honour!

Natalie said...

Congratulations to him! Wow!

maiylah said...

wow ... that's awesome! congratulations to you and your family!! :)

Criz Lai said...

Wow... that's a great achievement for such a young guy. I could not even get near the top in the pool clubs here :P

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Colin Campbell said...

I have a jaded view of pool after many years of hanging out in British pubs. Good luck to him. It is good to be great at something at that age.

mama meji said...

Wow! That's marvelous. Goodluck to him and I'm sure he's making everyone in the family proud.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Congrats! A very worthy achievement! Thanks for visiting.

jmb said...

Leslie, of course you are a proud mother and so you should be. Congratulations and good luck to him. To wear the green and gold is very special indeed.

Juliana RW said...

wow...congrat for him :D

thanks drop at my ph post.

PS : I am running You and Your children tag, will you join me :D

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! that is wonderful! I am so happy for your family! :)
happy weekend!

julie said...

Congratulations, Alessandro :)

Agnes C said...

What a great achievement! Congrat to Alessandro and to you as a pround mum. thanks for visiting.

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOWY - you should be sooper proud of yer boy!

marcia said...

Good for him he looks and you sound very happy

Mar said...

Congratulations to Alessandro!! and to the proud Mom, what wonderful emotions, great choices for the theme!

YTSL said...

Congratulations and good luck, Alessandro! :)

jams o donnell said...

Congratulations to Alessandro. I hope he's successful. Happy weekend

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow, Alessandro is a big deal, isn't he!! That is very cool.

genny said...

Congrats and i know he can do it. Happy hunting!

WillThink4Wine said...

Oh, Leslie, I can certainly see why you are proud; Alessandro's obviously quite good, isn't he? He should look quite handsome in his Green & Gold Vest!

bingskee said...

this is one reason to be proud of - sons and daughters who are achievers!

daniel said...

Woah... your son is good at it.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Lovely shots and best of luck to Alessandro!

Have a great weekend!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

You have a lot to be proud of! Good Luck Alessandro! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I wish him all the luck in the world! I love to play billiards/8 ball/snooker....they're all so fun.

Happy Hunting. Hope your weekend is super.

Mickey said...

That is a great EMOTIONS post!! I can tell you are proud of your handsome boy. I can feel the EMOTION from here :)
Nancy
((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))

Sandy said...

Congratulations and I would be proud, too.

caryl said...

wow, you must be really a proud mom! congratulations to Allesandro...

happy weekend!

pat said...

Wow - you should be very proud!! Congrats to your son.

Happy Weekend.

abritdifferent said...

What a handsome boy you have there. I think I am the last Brit standing that has never been to Blackpool. My Mum was never into the place and we never went. It's the hub for a ton of things like that, including ballroom dancing championships. Good luck to him!!

Thanks for the visit, it's always nice to see a new face around the place - esp. an Aussie.

Mec said...

awww... you SHOULD be proud... I hope he continues being happy as he pursues his dreams....

thanks for passing by my blog...



Mec

kaycee said...

Congratulations & the best of luck! Nice photos of him, too.
Thanks for dropping my bubble! And about Paris, yeah I'd say go for it! =)

Daisy said...

Hooray for Alessandro! I would be proud, too.

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Well done Alessandro!!! And nice to see his Mum sharing her pride with the world... lovely. Hope you enjoyed wandering the dusty corners of my world, leslie...

You're a popular girl!
:-)
Bush Babe

forgetfulone said...

Congrats! You should be proud. And such a handsome boy, too. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Rebecca said...

That's really exciting. Congratulations!

Beachcomber said...

Cool! Congratulations to Allessandro! Good luck.

服從到只一 A.K.A: Sugar Cat said...

A definite Congratulations to Alessandro! I feel the PRIDE that you feel. I love the pictures! Great choice for this Saturday's theme.

Sammawow said...

Congratulations to Alessandro! These were wonderful pictures for this week's theme. As always, you make such beautiful layouts with your pictures!

Liss said...

Wow that's very impressive!

Anonymous said...

Hi
Congratulations and good luck Alessando!!
Ginger Chook

Marta said...

Congratulations Leslie. You must be very proud. And a great post for this week's photohunt.