Saturday, November 17, 2012


My six year old grandson, Jackson, loves playing chess.

He went to a Chess Camp on Monday and came home with a medal for winning four tournaments. He seemed very pleased with himself.

When David and Lisa relocated from Dallas to Seattle, David organised for Jackson to go to Chess Camp during the summer vacation and Jackson became convinced that the whole reason for relocation was so he could go to Chess Camp.

It worked in well for the family that he thought so.

On Wednesday afternoons he has a chess class after school finishes.  David and I picked him afterwards.  We asked him what he learnt at chess that day and he said, 'notations'.

When questioned further he seemed not to know what notations meant.

However yesterday, when Lisa and I returned from a lovely day out we found David and Jackson just finishing a game of chess and there was Jackson making those notations.

On your way, chess champ!


Cherie said...

So happy you're enjoying special times Peggy ;)

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

My notation is this:
What's a boy doing with those eye lashes?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That's great that he is so young and already enjoys a good game of chess. We have a group of teachers here who like to get together to play. I know nothing about it, but I'm sure it is teaching him something good ... like taking notations. So cute! :) Best wishes, Tammy

Gardenbug said...

They can tease us all they want, but there is NOTHING better than being a Nana!

Claudia said...

I love this photo of Jackson doing his notations! And those eyelashes! The girls are going to go crazy for him. I'm so glad you're having a good time with family. Thanks so much for joining in this week.


debra said...

What a wonderful photo! He must be so smart to like chess at this age! :)

crazyquilter said...

Jackson's father and 3 uncles all learned to play chess at an early age so it must be in the genes. Great thinking game for young ones. I have played chess but it is a strategy game that exceeds my thinking powers so I am happy to leave it to the guys.

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