Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Birthday Boy and Speed...


I can't let this month slip past without sharing some of The Birthday Boy's Speed Adventures.  Our Little Man turned three earlier this month and we were blessed to spend the weekend celebrating with him.  This boy LOVES. HIM. SOME. SPEED, a.k.a. Lightening McQueen.


On the initial launch, there were several mishaps... Pop Pop had to do several rescues.


But, by afternoon... in a open space, it was nothing but speeeeeed....


I don't know who laughed more... him or his Momma and me...


Of course, it wasn't long before Roo and I had to start taking evasive measures!!


It just doesn't seem like three years should have passed so quickly.  These precious years that they love for you to do things with them are speeding past... then the friends and school.. and activities... and friends and college... and friends and work all take more and more of their focus... I hate this time is slipping by so fast... but, I am grateful for the moments we do share... they are treasures in my soul.


And, Little Man's appreciation of these times is one of my greatest treasures... His Momma and Daddy have taught him well. 

The week is whizzing past!  Enjoyed coffee yesterday with my step-daughter.  Such a nice pick-me-up in the afternoon!  Have a little more work left on The Old Girl.  Finished the Cloud Illusions shawl... love it.  I'll share photos soon.  I'm off to the bank and errands (then a quick trip to Rose Path, the LYS) perhaps!  ;)  blessings to all ~ tanna

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the look of pure glee on that sweet boy's face. :)

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Have a great afternoon Tanna! Keeping you in my prayers. Can't wait to see the Angel's Breath creation. Great photos of your wonderful guys!

jean said...

Come to Rose Path tomorrow. I will be there! I haven't been since May. Would love to see you if u can get away. Love the pictures of your babies!

Susan said...

Sweet boys and you are right....the time passes quickly. Enjoy each moment you can.

Deb said...

now that is a cool car..not going to show it to Hotrod....

Stephanie V said...

He is just the cutest race car driver I've ever seen!

You're so right about that time flying by. I have four grandbaby birthdays between now and mid-September. And only one is still a baby!

Amanda said...

First off. Luckiest. Blogger. Ever. Another win? Seriously? Your win count almost inspires me to sign up for some of those every now and again. ;-)

Your angel wing/breath of an angel/arms of an angel shawl is one of my favorites, too. Wow. It looks so delicate and soft. Like so many other things in life, sometimes the best of what we love can take the hardest work. It may be good that I'm not there to model it, or the angel wings might just come wrap themselves around me and take flight. =)

And, yes, our Little Man does love him some Speed, doesn't he? Goodness gracious, I might need to track down a Mater for the Roodle to drive and get LM and Speed out of the ditch! LOL! Hysterical!!! Sure did enjoy our visit with you. Looking forward to the next one - in Texas this time!! xoxo

Debbie said...

In picture #2, too funny expressions on their faces! Out of control! I remember one of my boys doing the same - barreling straight down the hill on his bicycle - that face! That memory! I'm smiling here. Time's flying by. Glad you were able to spend time with your family. What a blessing!

It's Just Dottie said...

Blessing,sweet friend!!!
Smiles, Dottie

podso said...

This makes me smile! Speedy guy! And you remind me of the speeding years ... and how quickly they grow and their worlds expand ... such precious times now. You have an amazing daughter! And so thoughtful. She more than likely takes after her mother!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Now THAT is some car! LOVE Lightning!
Such cute photos Tanna! Nothing more magical than a little ones birthday!

Wanda said...

What a delighful party, and I love those wheels, and so the the Little Man..look at that happy expression. Nice pictues of Grandma and Grandpa too.

Sending love and hugs.

swanski said...

how thoughtful that your daughter made the hand print (and so cute too!). That would be framed forever in my home, until the next hand print shows up.

Kate I said...

I love the first pic with the tossled hair and the second one with Evan's look of "hey, wait up!" What a great birthday present for him and such beautiful memories for you.

Judy S. said...

Cute photos, Tanna! That Lightning McQueen sure has lots of fans, doesn't he? A quick visit to the LYS can be costly,eh? I made a quick stop at the nearby embroidery shop and did rather well in less than 15 minutes. Hee hee.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

He is just the cutest little guy! Actually, both boys are just adorable. Love your photos, Tanna. I can see it was a fun day for all of you!
Enjoy your week!

Bonnie said...

Such fun. I am smiling. I love seeing your little men and what great times you share. Thanks for your sweet spirit.

Donna said...

Hey, you know that you look like Meryl Streep in the picture with Roo? Yep.
I love that he's wearing his LM jams and driving his LM car. Whole lotta happy going on here! Love, d.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such ahppy photos! That is a very cool car for the Little Man!

Grandchildren are the diaminds in life's crown, Tanna. I know what you mean about them growing up so fast, but quality times like these make wonderful memories for both us and them!

I'll be seeing my little guys very soon --I can't wait!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

Start em young is our family motto haha maybe in a few years we will get his led foot calmed a bit down and the close calls down to a minimum :) haha that little guy looks just so happy to have his buddy speed cruz him down the block xoxoxoxo

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Now that is a PRESENT!! How fun! Love the sweet thank you! :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such unimpeded joy on that little face. I do kinda miss those days ... when my boys found such pleasure and curiosity in the world around them. I love, love, love, love, love ... did I say LOVE that little handprint elephant. In all my years of teaching, I did tons of handprint projects, but never an elephant. Cute as cute can be. You changed things up over here ... looks good. Have a lovely day. Tammy

Kathy said...

Part of the comment on the shawl pic was supposed to go on this post. You know the one I'm talking about, I'm sure!

Lauri said...

So glad you could spend such a special birthday celebration with Alex. That Lightning McQueen car is super duper cool! I see hours and hours of enjoyment in his future!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

They are so cute! Oh, I love the big smile and laugh he has on his face while he is in his car. So sweet. :)

I can't wait to see your finished shawl and to see what came home with you from Rose Path, too. :)

Blessings to you and yours always :)

Christine said...

You have captured special moments between you and the grandchildren and they will remember each moment because you love them so much.
I have to say, your daughter is so very special(and talented), also! Those Thank You cards she sends you are precious.

Have fun driving Jubilee, while running errands! That is STYLE.

Jen Price said...

So special you can spend those special birthday moments with them! I can definitely tell he loves his Lightning McQueen. :)

Dana said...

I am so glad you guys were able to be there for the big day. What a special time for both you and for Alex. I know he loved having you there. Wish I had been there to enjoy the celebrations with y'all!

Debbie said...

How adorable! I well remember the photo of him mailing the invitation. I'm glad the birthday was so fun.

Happy Birthday to your precious little man! (If I had to pick a favorite age for children, it would be three. I love three. )

nanny said...

Hello my friend! I have been mia and trying to catch up. The birthday visit sounds wonderful! Time sure flies!!! 3 wonderful years old!

Your previous posts disturbed me. I am so sorry you have had problems but so hope they have resolved by now!

I think of you often....

Shug said...

They grow soooo fast!! Grandkids are the joy of life and I know you love ever moment you have with the little guys...Looks like a great birthday that was spent (blowing in the wind).
Adorable pictures of you all...

Hope you are feeling better....thinking of you!

Chatty Crone said...

He got the fast car, but his brother had a car too - how cute. They are so sweet Tanna - I know that you enjoy every minute you spend with them. sandie

From the Kitchen said...

What a happy look on Alex's face!! I learned to "drive" on those same streets but the car was far from exciting!! I'll be on the lookout for "Speed" and his adorable driver this fall.

Best,
Bonnie

Vickie said...

Wow - has it already been 3 years, Tanna? Look how that little man #1 has grown, and his little brother is right behind him.

Boys DO love their cars don't they! Even at 3. I just think it's in their nature... guess Pop pop got his workout!

Your angellic shawl is just gorgeous. It seems to float on the model. It'll be so lovely this fall and winter on YOU. Have a wonderful weekend...

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a fun time. Everyone looks happy.
Time does slip past us when we are not looking.
Take care dear friend. Catherine xoxo

vicki said...

Tanna- they DO grow up do quickly--- it makes my heart ache-
He is a doll- this has to be one of the cutest stages -- I love seeing these photos. He is definately loving that car! Our little grandson is almost the same age and he loves the Cars theme characters too!
Vicki

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails