Unbelievably it has been 2 years since we started sharing our rumbling ocean with you guys. Boeta was about to turn 1. Today we are looking at a near 3 year-old…in a month.
In those days I took him to the beach walking down with the stroller, showing him the waves, rocks, beach, birds, boats and dolphins. Today he loves (adores) the beach and on most days, especially in the afternoon after he wakes up his first words are: “Let’s go walk or let’s go to the beach”. He loves throwing rocks into the pools, has to hunt for real crabs, sea snails and most other creatures he can find, only to throw it into a pool.
He now weighs around 17 kg (37.4 lbs) and he stands 1.01m (near 40 inches) tall.
He is a friendly little chap wanting to kiss and hug most people if he is comfortable with them. He laughs easily and we tend to have lots of fun throughout the day.
He is also a toddler with normal “no, no do not want to do this or that” on a regular basis, but never says no to kicking a ball, walking and going to the beach….never. Last time he was sick…one year ago…the flu. He talks a lot, loves to learn, especially from books and counts to 10 in 2 languages, talks mainly in Afrikaans, but also knows colors in english and says the odd sentence in english like, “Are you thinking what I am thinking?” or “You are my best friend” and loves to sing Bah-Bah Black Sheep….When in his element he is a little character…
He loves running, yes toddlers run, but he loves to do cross-country running at the beach…On this occasion it was becoming late..he did not give up and wanted to cry every time I said let’s go home…I flashed the last shots. There is at least a 8 meter (26 ft ) difference between the beach and the top, where I stood. He runs laps in the path and I am yet to see how many he can do, I usually stop and walk home after 6 or 7. He loves it. I am tired after 2 laps….yes 2!
Earlier on this day I took a photo of him riding his bicycle with helmet…he can ride it on flat surfaces by himself, but not uphill yet.
So there you have it. Our little man is growing up, sometimes too fast. We are so grateful for this wonderful gift and we are so very proud of him.
43 thoughts on “About a toddler”
A very,very cute and handsome young man,Boeta !!!
Great shots !
Thanks, he is a normal healthy little man, we think.
When the photo popped up in my reader, the first thing that came to mind is “he has REALLY grown!” Enjoy these years, the go by fast!
Yeah…and quickly too. Clothes keep being too small hehe….
These 2 years went very fast and he is growing much and looks very handsome 😀
Yeah that is for sure. Hehe
It has been such a pleasure to watch him grow. Thank you for sharing!
Doesn’t time fly! Boeta has certainly grown so much since I last saw your blog! He looks so happy too. Every moment of our children growing up is so precious, isn’t it – it will be wonderful for you to have all your blog photos to look back on in years to come.
Thanks, yes it already is, we look back sometimes longing for some of those early times…we try and enjoy it as much as we can.
I feel like I’ve been honored to watch him grow up. What a wonderful life-style you have given him. Thank you for your lovely blog! N.
Thanks, Kind of you…we are fortunate to be able to use the beach as our daily playground…
Checked back about two years ago and have been following almost that long. Thanks for sharing so much of his young life. Looks so grown up now and such a handsome lad!! 🙂
Thanks, yeah, time sure flies.
A wonderful gift and you are so proud of him . And so you should be ,cherish every minute! 😉
Thanks, he is.
I was just talking about the same thing
Of course it had to do with my daughter
And how fast she has grown
While I wasn’t looking
Then here you go with Boeta
I can remember when first we met
Now it’s three going on twenty
Asking for the car keys
Or in that little voice
Are we there yet
As always Sheldon
I am hopefully close to the are we there yet NOT the car keys, yikes! hehe. Thanks Sheldon.
I am so happy to be part of your blog family! I adore all the photos that you share! Boeta is so cute and it is fun to see him growing up even though just in photographs! I look forward to many more years of posts from you! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Thanks Lisa, kind of you…it has been fun to share.
A fine young fellow you have there – it is so nice that your love shows through. The time does go by all too fast, you are aware of that so that you are extra appreciative of the time you have together.
It really marches on…thanks, it had been a great journey so far.
He is so precious. And I have so enjoyed watching him grow through reading your posts. You are a blessed family!
Thanks, he has been a great blessing.
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How time flies! He has such a grown-up face and posture in this photo serie. Enjoy and soak up every moment as he will soon be a handsome young man. 🙂
Yeah, to soon. He has always looked older than he is, for some reason.
Fantastic photo’s of the little man
Thanks, just while playing at the beach.
Who told him he could grow up! 😉 He is a fine boy, and I can easily see why you are so proud of him.
Thanks…too quick, great age…lots of laughs now.
Has it been two years already? Boeta is a handsome young boy, with a cheerful disposition. Whatever you have been doing to raise him must be right. Congratulations.
Thanks, so kind.
Sounds like he will be a tall man and probably a runner! Soon you won’t be able to catch him…love the photo of him offering you a flat pebble…they look great for skipping across the water and, no doubt, he wanted you to join him. Lovely post!
Already struggling to keep up…hehe. thanks.
Better get fit…lol. 🙂
How time flies, Adrian. Boeta is really growing so fast. It’s been a pleasure to witness his progress and to follow his adventures with you. 🙂
Thanks, yeah…cannot believe he is turning 3.
I can’t believe that my eldest granddaughter will be 21 in November. 😕
It looks like you have a lot of fun with the little one!:)
Thanks, yes for sure.