Sunday, July 12, 2009

What a wonderful weekend we had with this very special young man!

Saturday we took him to a park, and he loved the randomly squirting fountains. The first two photos show him trying to catch one before it quit squirting. Poor thing...almost every time he got to one, it quit! He would throw up his hands, and then run gleefully off to find the next one. He finally ended up being able to catch some before they quit on him.

How much fun it is to see the world through the eyes of a child!

video

"Chilling out" at West Elm while Mommy shops.

We were so sad to bid little Haiden good bye today and are already counting the days until our next get-together.

My next posting will be about stitching, I promise, but today I couldn't resist showing photos of Haiden enjoying summertime.

Edited 7/12/09--10:18 pm--Several people have asked about Haiden who is 17-1/2 months old. He is our one and only grandchild and is the "apple of our eyes". His birth sampler was the impetus for a series of Family Record Samplers.

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh he's adorable. I would love to go to that park where they have fountains. Glad you had nice time with him. **hugs** ~ Dawn ~

Katie Cogswell said...

He is so cute! How old is he? My little one enjoys playing in a fountain too. Oh to delight in the simplest of things...

stitcher2 said...

He is so cute. What a sweetie. Thanks for sharing.

Cari said...

Handsome child!!! Although we all love stitching, what or who would we be without these darlings to love?? Thanks for sharing!! Hugs and Happy Stitching

Margaret said...

Haiden is so cute! I love seeing pictures of him -- just as good as stitchy pictures. :D

Sandra said...

Haiden looks to be having a great time and the little girl who is racing around in the video does too.

karenv said...

Your little grandson is adorable! It was so sweet watching him trying to catch the water :)

Chrissie said...

What a cutie!! Aren't grandchildren such a joy!!

Sue said...

What a lovely little boy! Make the most of this stage in his life, they seem to grow up so quickly.

Carol B. said...

Ellen -

Haiden is such a dear! I know how much you cherish your time with him. I am thinking he is a handful and keeps his parents on their toes!!

Carol B.

mainely stitching said...

Oh what a cutie! He's about the same age as our youngest (18 1/2 mos) and I bet the two of them would be a force to be reckoned with! ;)

Jan said...

Oh Lil Haiden is so adorable, El! Know how much you enjoyed the weekend. I am so missing my new grandbaby right now, terrible to live so far away, isn't it?

Ellen said...

Yes, the time with Haiden went all too fast. He arrived Friday early evening and was gone by midday on Sunday. It took him until midday Saturday to warm up to us.

He is definitely a cutie with lots of personality. He is very attached to his mother, and every other word is "Mama".

Yesterday I unchildproofed the house since he won't be back until Christmas time. I hope we can make several trips to see him in Chicago between now and then.