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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blue Monday Winner


Sally, I trust you understand that Blue Monday is a day I sometimes feature someone very special. Today is another one of those days. I invite all of you to join me at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com and enjoy the show.



I am sure there are several out there that have not met my great grandson in the past. Blue being his favorite color, I always show him off on Blue Monday.

Several months ago, he saw an advertisement on the TV that there was going to be a talent competition in Dallas. Out of the clear blue, he asked his parent if they would take him. It was decided they would let him try. He was only five at the time. They were looking for ages 6 and up. He did not qualify at that time, but he impressed one of the talent agents. After his 6th birthday in August, the talent agent remembered him.

Later, they were contacted by this agency and advised there was to be a big competition in Orlando,Florida. Suggested they might like to enter him in it. After considerable deliberation and discussion, they agreed to take him. They were having the competition Christmas week, as the children would be out of school.

To make a long story short, they agreed, agency sent a photographer to Dallas to do a photo shoot on him. He had a short time to learn two commercials, a soap opera scene and monologue by the time they got there. Bear in mind, he went into this cold turkey. No training whatsoever. Here are a couple (out of 200) pictures that the judges used.


They went to Orlando, he did his thing, and walked off with this(out of 600 his age group).

This was made after they returned home.

This is not too good, as it was made and sent on cell phone. It was taken shortly after he won.


They are now faced with one of the biggest decisions they have had to make in awhile. The opportunities are endless and many doors have opened for him.
He has been a star since he was born in my life.

40 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow LV..... Your great grandson is adorable --and I'm not surprised that he won... Congrats to him... AND--good luck with his future endeavors... I know you are proud of him,
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow! Congrats to him (and to you). He is a little doll --

~Cheryl said...

He certainly has a movie-star smile! I'm tickled that he charmed them into paying him some big bucks; how fun it will be to watch him grow.

I haven't been blog visiting in a good while, and I really like your new background theme. Very nice!

Abramyan Avenue said...

WOW!!! That is so amazing!! And he is just beautiful!! How very exciting to see what the future holds for him! Keep us posted! Congratulations to you and your family!
-April

Shirl said...

Hello Meme, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I love your pink post and congrats to your Great Grandson, he is adorable!
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That is fantastic LV he is sure a beautiful child and I know he is a star to you no matter what. Congrats to him.
Molly

George said...

Layton certainly is a very handsome young man. Congratulations to him and to the entire family.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, LV! This is so exciting I can't believe it. What a darling little boy! I know you must be so proud of him, and I hope that he has much success in whatever he pursues.

It has to make you wonder if God didn't put that into his heart because he "knew" this was what he was supposed to do. Sometimes I think the Lord will plant a seed, even in the very young about what talents they have, etc.

He's just as cute as can be, and I think he is a very blessed little boy to have you as the president of his fan club.

Happy Blue Monday to you and best of luck to his family on making the right decision whatever that might be...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Anne Fannie said...

What a cute little boy! No wonder you are so proud of him. He is adorable.

Ann

Rinkly Rimes said...

And why shouldn't you show him! He onviously got charisma and he'll go far!

Terry said...

Howdy LV
Oh my gosh !!!
So now I can say I remember when he was just starting out ,and things like that .
Oh sweetie you are so right this is a huge moment and a giant descision time for the family .
I will keep them in my prayers .
Thank you so much for sharing this truly awesome life moment with us today . I must say he comes from good stock so it should all work out just fine .
Take care and keep us posted !!!!
Until next time
Happy Trails

Pie said...

He's very handsome! Congrats to him.

My Blue Monday.

bj said...

OOO, LV..this is just absolutely fabulous. What a darling little man he is. The smile of an angel, for sure. I can see and feel how proud you are. He is so adorable.
Thanks so much for sharing your STAR with us this Blue Monday.
xoxoxo bj

bj said...

I had to come back and say your blog is BEAUTIFUL. I adore your header.:)

Tete said...

WOW! He is so adorable! I'm sure if his parents are careful and watch everything closely, he could be on the big screen someday.
Hugs- Tete

Rebecca said...

What a little cutie-and to be so talented at a young age-WOW!!!!

Becky K. said...

That totally rocks!!!

And I can say I've been reading about him before he was a star!!

Give him a great big kiss and a hug....praying for wisdom for his parents.

Danica said...

What an amazing young man. He is adorable!!!!!

I love the new blog and I'm posting your button on my page. :-)

Happy Monday!

Custom Comforts said...

Wow ~ what a story and what a cutie. What a hard decision for a parent. I will be praying for them as they strive to guide his career.
Cindy

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a great story, you must be so proud! He is really cute and the photos are wonderful. Happy Blue Monday!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

No matter what he does,he will always be a winner in Great Grandma's eyes.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

He is so handsome and cute! Congratulations on his win. You must be so proud!

SmilingSally said...

Wow! I knew from the first picture you showed of him that he was exceptional, but WOW!

You must be poppin' your buttons!

Happy Blue Monday, LaVoice.

Carie said...

Thank you Meme for all your love and support!!! This is definately not what we had in mind as parents for Layton, but I must say I do believe the Lord has his hands on him and will guide us to make the right decision! Thank you all for prayers!! He is a true blessing!! :))

Happy Blue Monday!!

gengen said...

What i can say is wow to the max hehe. He is very cute and looks smart too. Congrats to the whole family. I know a friend whose daughter already in Disney channel since she got beauty and talent. If that two combined they will love it. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Happy blue Monday.

Ann said...

Wow--he is totally precious. That first picture really looks phenomenol. I'm sure many doors will be open for him.

Congrats to him and grandma!!!!
Ann

Donnie said...

I wouldn't want to face a decision like that myself but he sure is a cutie.

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

Congratulation to this young talented boy! He will be a super star in no time for the world to see..

Cindy said...

How exciting! We have known he was cute, but this confirms it! Congratulations!

Ginny said...

This is big, BIG news!!!! Wow! since I am a newer follower, I don't think I've seen your grandson before. He is just adorable! I like the photo of him in the balck and white outfit best. Now, how close to him do you live? He is an amazing boy, you need to keep us informed on all the decisions. Maybe I will be seeing him on T.V. in the near future, who knows!

Kim, USA said...

Hi LV, I don't have a doubt he will go far. Just by the look on his photo he got it the...star!! Congratulations to the whole family!! Happy Monday!
Blue Monday

anne said...

Wow, goodluck to your grandson LV well he deserved it he is such a handsome young man, Happy blue monday

genny said...

indeed a precious little star. lovely and smart kid he is. happy BM, thanks for dropping by at my blog.

Joan said...

You must be a proud Meme. He is precious and no doubt he'll go far.

Thanks for the visit today and Happy Blue Monday

Erica said...

Congratulations and how exciting and what a cutie of a grandson. Thanks for stopping by my blog and kind words.

Anni said...

WOW! But you know, I think his smile could melt all the snow we've got in Sweden at the moment!

♥Georgie♥ said...

wow he is precious!!!! and yes many doors have been opened wow just wow! Congrats to the whole family

LV I LOVE your new Blog look!!!

Dixie said...

What a cutie! Now, were they able to deposit that check at the drive-thru? ;) blessings. Dixie

Dhemz said...

oh my! you must be very proud LV...he is so cute...thanks for sharing....:) congratulations to him and good luck!

btw, thanks for dropping by at my BM entry.

Belle said...

Congratulations to him!