Monday, July 20, 2009

Just Another Day At The Beach

Tricia's been spending a girlie weekend in NJ with her mom and sisters and nieces...they made a trip to NYC yesterday to see a Broadway production. So, it's just been me and Gwyneth since Friday morning...we've spent lots of time at the pool and on the beach...
















I'm very thankful for the outdoor showers at the beach accesses here...

Nate

54 comments:

Kristina said...

beautiful shots, love the pondering of the beach treasures

Carol said...

Beautiful precious angel! The baby, not the dog although it is cute, too.

ShEiLa said...

a girl and her pug on the beach... nothin' better.

ToOdLeS.

InDeeds said...

Cute pictures! I think she looks a lot like you in some of these!

Jodi said...

Nate Jr...girl style.

auntrene said...

Looks like it was a truly wonderful day!!!
Miss Gwyneth is just getting bigger every time we see pictures.. I love the one of her bum in the air with the ocean in the background.. too much fun!

Tara said...

She is so darn cute. I love her little sand covered butt and legs.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Gwyneth has YOUR eyes and Tricia's mouth. Great combination!

Carol said...

Such great shots! Love the fun you are all clearly having.

Irene said...

What fun!!!!

BOWquet said...

beautiful pictures!!! :)

Rachael said...

what a beautiful little girl Gwyneth is, looks like you had lots of fun xxx

therextras said...

Warm water, too, right?

Sand and water - both very, very good for baby!

Barbara

Kori said...

Absolutely beautiful. I can't get over how long her hair is getting. Loved all the pictures.

Elaine said...

Oh ny goodness, baby Gwyneth doesn't look so much like a baby anymore. ): Love the pics and as always, they are adorable. Looks as though Meca (sorry if I spelled it wrong) is telling her she looks so nummy, he could just eat her up.

Amy said...

nothing better than a sandy baby hiney!!! so cute!

My2Girls said...

Nate,
Photography question for you. Photos 5 & 6. I don't know the correct terminology for the effect, but how do you fade all the background colors and ONLY highlight her PINK little shirt/dress? I've seen that effect on photos before and I've always wondered how to do it. For instance, I've seen it where all background colors are faded and ONLY one item in photo (perhaps a flower) is colored. Okay, that's my photography 101 question for the day.

P.S. - LOVED the photos ..... as usual.

Amy
Va Beach

Danine said...

outdoor showers...psst. don't you know that's what garden hoses are for, lol!

Great pics!

bridget said...

Love the little sandy baby toes! :o)

Katey said...

Precious pictures!!! Does Meka like the beach???

Tricia said...

Baby powder is great for getting sand off of skin! Try it some time!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I love her curiosity about the sea things at the beach.

It seems like she is starting to look less like a "baby" and more like a toddler.

I was also going to say baby powder is good for getting the sand off the baby. I used to keep a container in my beach bag.

Lisa said...

Before I got to the end I was gonna say I bet your car is filled with sand!

~j~ said...

nothing beats a daddy/daughter day at the beach..great memories are made playing in the sand aren't
they?!

Blessedw5mom said...

LOVE all those pictures! Keep em comin'

Blessedw5mom said...

LOVE all those pictures! Keep em comin'

North Carolina Mom said...

Aw, she is so cute! I like how she is studying everything, I'm sure she's contemplating a taste. I really love the picture of Gwyneth and Mika (sp?) It looks like the dog is telling her a joke and going "funny, right? funny!"

I hope Tricia took some pictures in NYC to share!

Take care.

Apryl in NC

HoundDogMom said...

Beautiful pictures. I have to agree with several others, she looks like a little Nate Jr. I love how you capture all her expressions. Meka looks like she enjoyed sand as well. Have a great day! Sherri

Katy said...

Don't think I've ever shared on this blog just how much I cannnot stand sand. Just talking about it makes me cringe. Seeing it - ugh. And having to touch/walk in it - nearly a nausiating though. Strange I know.

To say the least - these adorable, yet sandy pix almost put me over the edge of what I can tolerate viewing through my monitor! AHHHHH

Looks like you two had a great time! And the pug too....

~Kate

mamatutwo said...

Wonderful pictures....she looks so much like you!

Amanda said...

Your pictures really pick up textures well, Nate. I can feel the grittiness of the sand when I look at this post! :D

Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said...

So cute! She looks so serious exploring in the sand.

I think she looks just like you too. I think another person said that in the commets too.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I love the photoshots of those sandy beach toes. What a fun and memorable day you created with her. Hope Trish is having a wonderful time.~Darlene

Gretchen said...

I love the way her hair kind of swoops and curls in the front. She is so cute!
Great shots.

verybusylady said...

Wow! She is a mini-you! :)

Shannon said...

Outdoor showers are a lifesaver for those of us with kids. I was just wondering if you had to put her in the car seat like that, lol. Great shots!

LivinginFaith7830 said...

What a special and beautiful little girl! I am currently battling Lymphoma (diagnosed 7/1/09) and your wife's story is so uplifting to me (she has been through so much and still pushing forward)- I have been reading for almost a year now- and I thank you for putting your story out there. God Bles. Sandra

Pink-CJ said...

Hi! They should make a movie out of your story. Like a made for tv movie on Lifetime. Simply amazing!

terri c said...

Gwyneth's hair is getting SO LONG! Beautiful. And she and Meka appear to be fast friends.

kelly said...

It has been a long time since I've visited this blog and I am amazed at just how much Gwyneth has grown. She is looking fabulous! Meka is looking as adorable as I remember her enjoying playtime on the beach :-)

The Girls Mommy said...

Actually, the only use i have ever found for baby powder is at the beach or in the sandbox. It works great to get the sand off! You are such an awesome daddy!

Anonymous said...

I have a sincere question and I don't mean any disrespect. I am a Christian,but need to learn more about God's priciples for my life. I guess I am a new christian. Anyway when I read Kayleigh Freeman's site, he said kayleigh landed on his wife for 30 minutes and then stayed an me. (in the form of a butterfly)Isn't that re-incarnation? Or is it merely a sign.I have lost a very close loved one. My family used to get on me when I would say I feel her presence. THey said it was'nt biblical. Ghosts and christianity don't go hand in hand. What is your position? I read your blog daily,along with theirs. I just am confused.

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

oh, sand in the pants....so fun with a girl, isn't it?!! I really like how you take pictures from her point of view/her level. Love the black and white with hint of color too. Hope Tricia had an absolute blast!!

Kerri said...

A great tip for getting sand off super easy and without a shower is baby powder. Just rub a little baby powder between your hands and rub on all the sandy body parts. Works amazingly well. We use it when the kids play in the sand box or when we go to the beach. Oh and I agree that your photos are lovely!

Brenda said...

I have been a follower since Gynneth was a few days old. God bless you all. I have a question about another blog you turned me onto...what ever happened to STELLEN?

Elaine said...

The pictures are absolutely breathtaking. I find myself looking at them over and over again. I can't believe how much Gwyneth has grown.
Sorry to be nosey, but is everything ok in your neck of the woods? Haven't seen any updates or new pics in a week.
Elaine from MT

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, I especially love Gwyneth's hair, it is so pretty:)!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, I especially love Gwyneth's hair, it is so pretty:)!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, I especially love Gwyneth's hair, it is so pretty:)!

CFHusband said...

@Anonymous

Concerning the Freemans' blog...you'll have to ask them when they meant...I can't speak for them.

andiewade said...

can't believe how much more grown-up her face looks!

Jacoline said...

Nate, she's such a cutie pie and so beautiful. You must be a proud dad!
Just popping in and saying "hi" from across the pond. I read your blog frequently, but never really post anything. But I am thinking of you guys & praying.

Love, (a fellow old Freq)

Jacoline

Brittney said...

I didn't know you had a pug!! I have pugs too! :) Adorable pictures!

casey jones said...

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