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Strolling with Baby Joshua (May 1, 2010) May 2, 2010

Filed under: Baby!,Family,Farm,Spring,Sunday Stroll — everydaywomanusa @ 9:35 am
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I spent the most incredible spring day yesterday, strolling with Baby Joshua (and his Mom), along the beach, through a nearby garden center/nursery, and on our farm.  We even enjoyed an outside lunch at a favorite seafood stop (which Joshua slept his way through).  Somehow, the marvelous re-birth of spring flowers and outside activities seemed that much more special, sharing them with this precious seven-week-old miracle.

It’s actually May Day, but by the number of sunbathers on the beach, you would have thought it was the middle of summer!

It was a perfectly brilliant day and Joshua slept through his entire visit to the beach.  He loves to be held close where he feels most comfortable, either in his Mom’s “babywearing” pack or in Grandmom’s arms (of course I had to have my time with him, too!)

I told Joshua that he’d have  to wait just a little bit more  before he was big enough to ride the antique carousel . . .

(He didn’t seem to mind.)

Then, we visited our favorite garden center and checked out all the spring flowers.  Joshua pretty much slept his way through the Mandevilles, too . . .

Then, we walked through the orchard on our way home and enjoyed some late peach blossoms . . .

. . . and apple blossoms . . .

Mommy even gave Joshua a chance to feel the new, spring grass under his feet . . .

Then, he had a chance to play with Uncle Nate . . .

. . . and visited with Grandpa, too . . .

“Can I borrow your hat, Grandpa?”

It sure was a busy day for little Joshua . . . and a lovely day for all of us!

“Is it bedtime yet, Mommy?”

To continue strolling, please click on over to the Quiet Country House.


10 Responses to “Strolling with Baby Joshua (May 1, 2010)”

  1. Aisling Says:


    Having a child along (even the most precious tiny boy!) makes a walk through nature even more beautiful and meaningful, doesn’t it? Everything sparkles more… and everything matters more.

    I loved your photos. I’m so glad you shared your family time with all of us!

  2. Thanks so much, Aisling! I just knew YOU would understand!

  3. Beautiful pictures! what a precious little bundle of joy…. a new meaning to the word happiness.

    pretty flowers too!

    happy day!

  4. Ruth Says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Marcia! If it’s possible, it feels even more special than when his Mommy was our new baby and that was happiness beyond belief! Just LOVE them both so much!

  5. Linda Says:

    Beautiful pictures…i love the madras shorts….many blessings to you all…..xo linda

  6. Ruth Says:

    Thanks, Linda! As you know personally, grandchildren are a blessing!

    When we saw the madras shorts, we knew Josh had to have them, especially with the “T” that said “Big Al’s Construction,” a perfect connection to Grandpa Al! He’s already got the workboots; just has to grow into them!

  7. Jessica Says:

    Oh my gosh, I can’t tell you how much joy was welling up in my heart as I read and looked through this post. What a beautiful baby and a beautiful family! I am so so happy for you all, 🙂

  8. Ruth Says:

    Thanks, Jessica, and you know I feel the same about all you’ve shared with your precious family!


  9. What a wonderful stroll with Joshua. The perfect way to spend the day.

  10. Thanks, Crafty Gardener! I’m heading to stroll through your gardens, too . . . always a wonderful adventure!

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