Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Here and there and gone.....

The first glimpse of him.....that's something that always burns into my memory.  Every time I see him, he's changed and yet the same.  It's most always at the airport.  When I see him come off the plane and start down the hall to where I'm eagerly waiting, I feel tears gathering.  I usually manage to keep the tears at bay as I'm sure he would be mortified.

Adam, my first grandson......wow, he's gotten so much taller.  He'll be seventeen in a few days and he's grown from a little boy to a young man.  He'll be a senior this year..... how did that happen??

As he was coming off the plane, we could hear applause.  We thought it was either for him or for a group of soldiers that were also on that flight......but Adam told us that it was actually for a man who was waiting on bended knee and proposed when his girlfriend got off the plane.  How sweet!  And just how did he get through security?  And wasn't he relieved that she said yes??

We had a really wonderful few......very few....... days and tried to pack in as much fun and as many memories as we possibly could....it had been a year since we last saw Adam.

Below are a few glimpses into his time with his Florida family.
Adam flew into Pensacola where the airline prices are far more reasonable.  He flew the red eye for the first time ever so I went over the day before and spent the night with my sister and her husband.  Adam got in very early!  We went back and visited with these two for a little while before we started the hundred mile trek home.

The weather wasn't great when we got home, but later in the day Uncle David and Adam got in a little pool time.

We, meaning the Superhero, cooked out for supper and we had a few visitors.  Uncle David and Aunt Arwen.

My two MILs.....two of Adam's great grandmothers.

Adam visited his other great grandmother, my mama, at the retirement community where she lives.

We have a huge large family and not everyone was in town, but we were glad Aunt Lois and Uncle Tommy could join us for dinner.

Uncle Matt and Adam.....and Mikey

Adam and Pappy

We did a little target shooting.....

and a little skeet shooting too.  I didn't shoot skeet but it sure was fun to watch! 

He did a little resting.  

And a lot of fishing.  This fishing was done in a big pond called Blue Pond.....fresh water.  

We saw some big fish, but they just weren't interested in being caught on that particular day.

More fishing.....this time salt water.  These red snapper were obviously interested in the bait and we ate really great seafood this night!

Adam has a lot of family in Florida so after a few days with us, he went to spend a few days with his Grandpa Mike and family.  

We had a wonderful time making memories and we miss Adam!  


Chatty Crone said...

I have to say that all the kids grow up so fast - don't they? He's a big one! sandie

momto8 said...

Adam is a lucky kid!!!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a handsome guy and I'm glad you had such a good visit. A year is a long time, but you've made some wonderful memories and have great photos until the next visit! Take care.

debi said...

It sounds like you all had a great time and made the most of it at that! He really looked happy to be with family, so sweet.

Handsome young man :-) I can see why your proud.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a handsome young man! Sounds like a wonderful visit ... albeit way too short.

Nonnie said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time with your handsome grandson. You guys are pretty amazing grandparents. I am hopeful that we will be able to continue the relationships with our grandkids as they grow older. They do grow up so quickly and have so many interests. Adam looked as though he loves hanging out with all his kin!
(Yes, I've always wondered about those public proposals. You pretty much have to know the answer will be yes!)

Rebecca Jo said...

so glad you had a great time with him... looks like a lot of people wanted to spend time with him.

A proposal... love that... I wonder if he was coming off of another plane? He probably had connections in the airport.. or maybe someone was just a romantic :)

LBDDiaries said...

What a wonderful time! He is such a handsome young man and you can see how he's only going to get better! LOVE those red snappers - yum yum!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I can't imagine the day when "My Blain" and "Little Leo are all grown up but of course it will happen but I always say Little Leo will be my Little Leo no matter how tall or old he gets........lol

It is good that you had a great visit with Adam........