Sunday, October 23, 2016

"THIS IS THE WAY WE WASH THE BOAT"



Remember the song "Sunrise, Sunset"?   "Where is the little boy I carried".....It seems only yesterday that we saw Tristan for the first time in the hospital in Oregon.  Now he's big enough to wash the boat for a fishing trip.  Three and a half!!!

I'm glad to see our daughter and sil are teaching him a work ethic early on.

We Skype a lot and he knows Grandma and Grandpa via that wonderful techology.  The other day, he got on the phone with me and I ask if he was going to play out side.  "It's raining, Grandma" he said.  He sounded so grown up..."Sunrise, Sunset"  Turn around and they are in school, or graduating, or married......I'm thankful I've lived long enough to see those events with many of our grandchildren. 

 But Tristan is the "baby" and I hate to see him grow up so fast, especially when we are here and he is in Oregon.

Just a little reminiscing this morning...better go get a cup of coffee and check my To Do List!!!

  

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  1. Oh time flies!!!!
    PS I've never washed a boat, sounds funny!
    Have a nice week

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    1. HaHa, neither have I! But this little boy's dad is a avid fisherman, so he will wash that boat many times I'm sure!!

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  2. Nice to see young children being raised right. It seems that so many parents just let them go astray. Television and electronics caring for them.

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    1. I posted a reply, and then it was gone. I'll try again. Yes, I am so pleased that Jill and Jaya are raising Tristan with so work ethics and family values.

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  3. beautiful photo and it seems time goes by so fast,, they grow up so fast and what would we ever do without skype,,,have a wonderful day Wanda,,

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    1. Skype has been such a blessing, as he knows us by sight, and loves to show us things when we skype. Good to have you back Laurie.

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  4. Oh gee, Wanda. I remember when he was born! Wow. I think of that song a lot because it is just so true. They are born and then they are so grown up. All of ours are now in school and I try not to be weepy about it, but I miss those little babies staying with us. It's really difficult when they live out of town like that. We don't get to see ours that often anymore either. He's so cute helping with the wash job. It truly is a wonderful thing to have such technology these days.

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    1. Sometimes I just can't wrap my mind around "time"...it passes so fast, and other times seems to drag. But I'm reminded the Lord said, our life is just a "vapor" what we do for eternity is what really matters. Hugs.

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  5. Oh sweet Wanda, I am sending a big hug for you. You said Triston was your baby grand..well I just posted about our Emma being ours....she's 12 1/2 now. They do grow fast. I used to sing that song to my daughters all the time. So our lives have wings...flying by. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  6. What a precious picture Wanda. Tristan is such a sweet heart. I love seeing the little kiddos copying what their parents do. Great start on the work ethic.
    We just got a message that Steve is boarding his plane for Dubai...first stop it takes 15 hours and 40 minutes. Final stop Kolkata, India. That flight is 5 hours. Lots of hours in a confined seat. Been there and done that going to Kenya... Did you get rain on Sunday? I saw that Disneyland did. Gonna do our midnight run tonight...yawn...

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  7. That's a long time "sitting"....but I sure it will be worth it in the "end" HaHa..bad joke. I know he will have a marvelous rewarding time.

    Yes, little Tristan is a doll. Love him so.

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    1. Not a bad joke...quite litteral....
      I took the blinds photo by sticking my camera between the blinds and shot downwards. I thought it turned out pretty good...no Yoga involved...(:0)

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  8. He is doing such a good job! You have to be proud of his willingness to work. He is adorable!

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    1. Thanks Vee. Something a lot of our young people need to pursue. We love him so.

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  9. It kind of gives you a 'clutch; when you realize that the last 'baby' is getting bigger, doesn't it? I think Anna is our last grandbaby and I am enjoying every moment with her I can---but she, too, is 7 hours away.

    Love that you have another little worker in the family. Wait till he figures out he can get paid for doing jobs like that. lol xo Diana

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    1. Should I tell him??? HaHa. Our two great grandsons are 8 and 9, but Tristan is the last grandchild. 2 in High School, 5 in college, 2 married, and another one getting married next July. Sunrise, Sunset every day....Hugs

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  10. Our oldest grandchild is just a bit younger than Tristan. It's such a joy to see things through his eyes. You can see his reaction to seeing ping pong for the first time on my post.

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