Thursday, April 5, 2012

First Sighting of "The Big Pond"


We arrived in Gulf Shores on a foggy, cool afternoon of March 17, 2012.  It was such a special moment to have been present for Little Man's first sighting of "the Beeeg Pond", with the "beeg waves" and the "little waves".  Although this was Little Roo's first sighting of the big pond, too, he wasn't quite as impressed... this time.  The look on Little Man's face with the waves rushing in... p.r.i.c.e.l.e.s.s.!


My greatest treasures in life are these kind of moments spent with my loved ones... and my heart's greatest joy is that they enjoy these moments, too.


Oh, that you could hear these serious conversations... conversations that continued at bedtime as I lay beside his sweet little self while he recounted the days happenings... and his joy with The Big Pond and The Little Blue Pond (swimming pool in the backyard)... the big waves and the little waves... the "sheshells" and the "jellie fishes"... The precious "heyyooo"s...


Time is always too short with my loves... disappears like footprints in the sand.

blessings ~ tanna

44 comments:

Betsy said...

aww...what an adorable post. Gorgeous photos and sweet memories. Love the "beeeg"...that will stick forever as a cute baby word. ha.

no spring chicken said...

These are the memories that make life. These are your memories and MY heart is swelling... I can't imagine, grandma. Just beautiful.

Blessings, Debbie

Susan said...

Such a beautiful family...all of you. I love observing anyone seeing the ocean for the first time. I remember my first time at 18. It started a love affair that has never stopped.

Julie Harward said...

LOVED these pictures, thanks for sharing them, I could feel all the love of your grandma's heart because I feel all of that too. Nothing is as precious! Happy Easter Tanna. :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, what fun especially seeing him see the beeeeg pond for the first time. Great pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

soooo sweet!

Kelly said...

How sweet! Those are great pictures capturing his excitement and yours too. It was a first for all of y'all really. Wish I was there right now! You're such a great grandmother.

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh,girl! How very special these moments are. Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Dottie

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Isn't it wonderful. Memories that will carry you through each day. Blessings, Catherine xo

Ginny said...

This is just a wonderful post!!! Aren't grandchildren the best?? I wish I had been as good a mom as I am a grandmother, so it kind of gives us a second chance, once we are older and have a bit more wisdom. I love his name for the swimming pool!! What a special time this was. My very favorite picture is the first one on the left, with you holding him, just beautiful!

Deborah said...

What precious pictures! Enjoy the little ones as often as you can. They grow up so fast.

From the Kitchen said...

Joy is seeing something like a "big pond" through little eyes! Our boys were born on the Pacific and they knew it from infancy on. One big thrill for us was when our youngest saw Lake Michigan. Wide-eyed, he said "this is not a lake, it's an ocean!! Precious photos!

Best,
Bonnie

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I love your stories. There is such a tremendous sweetness in your heart. Blessings to you too! One more thing, you look marvelous!

a happy little life said...

what a precious post! what great pictures! thank you for sharing your joy, each word was filled with such sweetness. xo

Amanda said...

The Big Pond and the Little Blue Pond - so precious, isn't he? The boy is definitely a fan of the "ponds" in general. We loved getting to share this "first" with you guys. I think we might need to put the beach on our list of vacation ideas again! =) Tybee Island??? We need to start working on Pop Pop now. LOL!

Kerin said...

Oh Tanna..
Such sweet and precious blessings!
Family is the most important thing in life.

I've been catching up with your posts, and wanted to send you out congratulations on the wedding... it looked beautiful.

You have been a busy gal...nothing new :)

I wanted to invite you to follow and read along with my new blog.
The old blog is going to stay private..just for the fam.

Click on my name next to this comment and it should take you right to my new blog.

Looking forward to your vistit.
Hugs.. Kerin
always fixin' never sittin' blog

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh what fun! The Big Pond...just LOVE that...and they are such cute little guys! You and Evan and all look wonderful too...paradise on the beach!

Solar Powered said...

These pictures are priceless. I see a black/white collage on your wall. Isn't it fun to share those moments! Little Man and LC would get along great, she loves the beach! We are thinking road trip this fall because it's all she talks about!

So glad you had a wonderful vacation.

Judy S. said...

Great photos and post, Tanna. Loved those footprints, a wonderful reminder to cherish these moments! Thanks.

Donna said...

Tanna, what a beautiful post. Your little man is so lucky to have you in his life...as you are to have him, too! What joy to share the moments large and small. And you know, you probably pay more attention to them since you don't get to share every single moment with them. Maybe.

nanny said...

How sweet,,,,,I can relate so much!

If you are lucky he will beg to go back and in my book that's another definite trip to the beach!!!

These pictures sure brought tears to my eyes!

Lauri said...

Great pics from a special weekend!!

Deb said...

amazing photos...what a great family experience..

Chatty Crone said...

I know how great you felt on the trip and how sad you felt when it was over. What a beautiful post. sandie

Laura said...

So precious, it fills my heart! What sweet times with you little men and their parents. How dear.

steph said...

how blessed you are to have shared these special moments!! making memories (and not just for you!!! Little Man will always have special thought of you whenever he sees "a pond" again!!!) Just love this post. THanks for sharing with us.

Debra Howard said...

oh, it looks like you all had a wonderful time! I wish I were closer to the beach. I am getting my own grand baby soon so it is good to see the fun you are having. I am taking notes on things to do with the little one. You have a beautiful family.
Blessings

Christine said...

Looking at your pictures, you can see the warmth that both families have for each other. You can tell that the time spent with each other meant a lot. Yes, I agree with you about being with the ones you love. It's never enough. But when you are with them, it's a natural high.

vicki said...

Oh Tanna- these photos are so beautiful. I love the foggy haze at the beach-and your family is so precious. This post needs to be made into a book. It is truly priceless--
Vicki

podso said...

Such beautiful photos with the mist and clouds and joy! They speak many words, and your words express so well the emotion of that wonderful time. It was fun to experience things for the first time with our kids, but how much more rich and joyous with our grandchildren! What a special memory you all made! Love the footprint photo!

dotsie

Swanski said...

very precious moments in time indeed! Thank you for sharing :) P.S. Love the sweater you are wearing!!!!

Emily said...

The first trip to the beach is absolutely magical.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a beautiful post, Tanna! What fun to share a first with your precious grands. You have a beautiful family. Loved your photos!
Happy Easter!!

Stitchfork said...

awwwwww! Wonderful photos! So fun
Enjoy! Happy Easter!
xo Cathy

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Those footprints in the sand will forever be in your heart!
Precious~

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm so glad you blogged about this Tanna...these moments are captured and you can look back on them whenever you want. I think I've said this to you before but you are truly blessed. Happy Easter!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Precious is right! What a beautiful time of making memories. Your family is beautiful Tanna. Just beautiful! :)

Mary said...

Such sweet pictures and lovely thoughts. I'm so glad you shared them with us. Have a wonderful holiday, Tanna. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Jen Price said...

The Big Pond...love that! Those photos are beautiful with the fog behind you. I bet you had such a great time with your little men!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such joyous photos! I understand too well how fast the time passes when we are all together as family ...it makes those moments so precious.

I'll never forget my older grandson's first look at the Atlantic Ocean, Tanna. He was so amazed and later fell asleep in my arms as the sound of the waves lulled him to sleep.

Hope you and your family have a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

Catherine said...

My Dear Tanna, Happy Easter to you and your lovely family. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

California Girl said...

Tanna, what device allows you to set up your photos like that?

Gloria said...

what nice look all these pictures and he is so cute!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such beautiful photos! Seeing everything through the eyes of a child makes it all new again. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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