Saturday, January 8, 2011

Party Time !

Wow - has it already been a year ? The days may seem to go slowly but the years go fast ! It seemed only just a short while ago that Graydon made his entrance into the world, and there we were today celebrating his first birthday (well, a day early but let's not quibble). There's definitely more time to watch a grandchild grow up than your own child, since you're not involved in the daily routines.

It's incredible to see how much a child learns in the first year - moving from a helpless baby to a child on the road to independence. And today was the day to celebrate the first milestone on that journey - with a party, balloons, and ... birthday cake !

(50mm  f2.0  1/60 sec  ISO200)

29 comments:

darlin said...

What an adorable young fella Graydon is. I love this photo, what a fun picture!

I can totally relate to the time flying by, my granddaughter is already 8 months old and it seems she was just born a month ago! Grandchildren are God's way for making up raising teenagers I think. :-)

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Happy birthday sweet Graydon! He looks delighted ;)

Soraia said...

So cute and beautiful :D

Carolyn Ford said...

awwww...sweet stuff upon sweet stuff!

Photog Ave said...

Happy Birthday Graydon!

ju-north said...

Great pic! Reminds me of the grandma who said If I'd known how much fun grandchildren are, I'd have had them first time round!"

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Happy times to you granddad...my hubby saw this photo and aksed me who it was...as I showed him your picture he couldn't believe you're already a granddad....he thought you were about 30 years old....now or you need to get yourself a new pic here your just hop on a table and do a little dance....
hahah..
Hoop dat je een heerlijke dag hebt gehad en niet te veel van de glazuurde taart hebt gesnoept.
Liefs Dag

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WHat a precious little boy,icing and all.Being a grandparent is the the best.
Blessings,Ruth

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday to little Graydon! He is a little darling and he certainly knows hows to truly savor a piece of birthday cake. This is a beautiful photo of him too! Have a wonderful day Rick!

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Happy Birthday Graydon! It sure looks like he is enjoying his cake!

Leovi said...

Great portrait. In the first five years of life is when man has the greatest potential for learning. To 5 years a child can learn multiple languages without problem as long as there is a significant interaction. Greetings and congratulations to Graydon.

Farmchick said...

Cute photo!

imac said...

Love it
But he will hate thst shot in years to come lol.

marty said...

joyeux anniversaire à ce joli petit gourmand !
les petits grandissent trop vite mais chaque
jour est une merveille !
bisous sucrés Rick

teca said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...I loved this picture! The single moment!
I remember when my "little" was that age. Today at 15, hum... many experiments and tests.
Happiness, grandfather, and even be able to enjoy those hour in peace... :))
Good week, honey!
Beijos and...
Love.

becky said...

Too cute!! And I love his name, I don't think I've heard it before. A new name for your blog? I like it. I've thought about changing mine lots, since I started it for a class, I really didn't put any thought into it. Good to know you'll still be posting lots.

S. Etole said...

great eyelashes on that little guy ...

jasmin said...

lieber Rick, dann alles Gute für den kleinen Wicht, soll er in eine glückliche Zeit hinein wachsen, ich hoffe es sehr, die schönen Kinderaugen...
ich sehe die linke Hand wird genommen!!! oder Zufall, wenn ja, dann so lassen
herzliche Grüße von Jasmin

M. Hassan said...

Really cute!

CarreraCaballo said...

Oh my god, somebody has been enjoying the fooooooooooooood :-D
Great moment, don't forget to show this picture on his wedding while making a toast . . . LOL

Greetz,


Joseph

MDZNY said...

Can't believe my little man is a year old already! Time truly does fly by in the blink of an eye. Thanx to all those who shared the day with us! Here's praying the next year will be as fun-filled as the first!

Digwas Hegde said...

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flutietootie said...

There is something really special about young children eating.

Rick said...

Darlene - thanks; I think you're right about the grandchildren !

Thanks Cat - I think he was - must feel great to run fingers through the cake !

Thank you Soraia !

You betcha Carolyn (he can still get away with that stuff. for now ;-)

Rick said...

Graydon says thank you Avery ;-)

Absolutely Julia - I've used that saying a few times already (always nice too when someone else cleans them up and takes them home ;-)

Ha ha Dag - my photo was taken last Feb by my better half, in Florida (but hey, thanks for the compliment ! ;-) We hebben een fijne dag gehad, en vooral die smeerpoes !

Thanks Ruth, and I have to agree with you re: grandkids !

Rick said...

Thank you Katherine ! I hope you haven't been affected by those floods - looks terrible from the news reports !

Thanks Karin - you might say "he got right into it !" ;-)

Leovi - how true ! Even in the first year the changes and learning are phenomenal ! Thank you.

Thanks Farmchick !

Rick said...

Ha ha Stewart - I'm building a portfolio of photos suitable for a wedding reception slide show (or whatever they'll call it in about 20 years !)

Merci Marty - yes, he attacked this like he hadn't eaten in ... well, about 2 hours ! I send you a lot of bisous with icing !

Thank you teca - I'm sure this brought back lots of good memories for you ! Remember - little children, little problems; big children ...

Hi Becky - apparently he's named after his mother's grandfather. Glad you liked the blog changes - took me a while to get round to it.

Rick said...

Thank you Susan - I'll have to check his parents to see where he got them.

Danke Jasmin - I'm not sure if there is any significance in choosing the left hand - looks as covered with icing as the right ;-)

Thank you M !

Ha ha Joseph - exactly my thoughts !! Thank you.

Rick said...

Hi Mike/Dad ! Yep - I think the next year will go by even quicker, and probably even more fun too ! Good luck !

Thank you Digwas, and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

You're absolutely right flutietootie ! And they're so photogenic.