A lovely day

This is a quick post about a walk to the beach and an emotional present.

We decided to walk down to the beach today, no stroller, just the 3 of us walking to the beach for the first time. It was special to have the little man holding our hands and walking with us. The reward was to play. No camera this time, just the old mobile.

IMG01145-20150228-0822 Daddy put water in the bucket and Boeta decided to wash the rocks.

IMG01143-20150228-0822 IMG01147-20150228-0823It did not take long for him to find his way to the pools and start tossing rocks into the water. It also did not take long for the pants to become drenched as he wanting to stand in the water and lost his balance once or twice while throwing the rocks, which got bigger and bigger.

IMG01154-20150228-0831 IMG01152-20150228-0831 IMG01153-20150228-0831It was a lovely morning with our son at the beach and just another reminder that the little man is growing and learning. Every moment is special for us now.

Talking about special, daddy got a late birthday present today. An oil painting of Boeta, when he was 16 months old, which got both mom and dad in tears. Flash photo, not really the way to go, but we wanted to share.

DSC_1313There is a lot in this painting. Firstly, it is our son, enough to get any parent crying. he is also a wonderful mix of nearly all of our extended family, having something noticeable from his grandparents, aunts and uncles. He also looks at a flower with great significance to mom, as it comes from her parents, which are no longer with us. The photo was taken for mom, on her birthday, when she was away in the USA for 3 weeks. It has now come full circle back to dad as a painting. Finally, the painting was done by his godmother. He was 16 month old.

An emotional end to a lovely day.

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36 thoughts on “A lovely day

  1. Andrew says:

    What a wonderful gift. The painting is beautiful. Soon he will be skimming stones on the water and growing up faster than you will believe. So much to look forward to.

  2. jpeggytaylor says:

    Science on the beach! This is a fabulous age with young ones – they really do learn so much at this stage. What a wonderful gift – a lovely painting and so full of special memories too 🙂

  3. morgaine620 says:

    We have been to the beach too today. It was windy and as we are at the Northern Hemisphere it was pretty, pretty cold. But we got lots of pebbles to collect :-). I met my step-children when they were 6 and 10. Now they are 10 (nearly 11) and 14. Time runs so fast and they change so much. It’s important to spend as much time as possible with them :-).

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