August turned 7 yesterday.

Razor Clamming

I can feel him pulling away more.  Not in a bad way.  In a good way.


He’s finding things by himself.  Testing it out.  Truly not needing me.

Out on a Jetty

It feels good.  I need to let him do it more often.  Not question so much.  Not push and prod so much.

Bay Clamming

It all hit me last weekend. As we were sitting around in a cabin chatting with friends, Augie asked to go outside… by himself… in the middle of no where… to climb the boulders surrounding the cabin. In the past, he would have been content to share in the conversation, play with the other children or just stay around us. Not anymore. He wanted to explore. To be alone. And it was fine with him.


He loved his party with Grandpa Augie and I think both Augusts had a great time.

August's Birthday

Happy 7th birthday Augie and Happy 90th Grandpa!


13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gabrien on February 26, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Happy Birthday Augie! Beautiful photos and words– I got a little teary eyed. Mine is turning 8 soon and is heading towards tweenage (eek!)


  2. Gorgeous shots, Irene. Happiest of birthdays to your sweet boy.


  3. Posted by paperseed on February 26, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Wonderful photos. Happy Birthday August!


  4. Happy birthday Augie! WOW what great pictures you took…did you get a new camera??? I think you need to put some of those in a photo contest!


  5. Beautiful photos and post! Thanks for sharing.


  6. Posted by Kristi on February 28, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Happy Birthday, Augie! Irene, we’ve go to get these boys and girls together again. Time is going way too fast… The pictures are amazing, especially the first and last. Love em!


  7. happy bday to your gorgeous boy–and to gramps too!


  8. What great photos. It is hard sometimes to see them grow up and then there are the moments that we are so proud because they are reallly starting to spread their wings.


  9. i hope seven proves to be an amazing year for him!

    the transition from teeny little guy, to bigger little guy was rough on me. you seem to be handling it much better than i.

    your ‘new’ machine is gorgeous btw.


  10. You are handling the transition so well. My oldest will be 8 in August. 7 has been great….our conversations are so much different than when she was 6. Truely a transitional and magical age.


  11. Happy Birthday August from Spain!!


  12. …And, Happy Birthday Grandpa!

    Hugs from Spain.


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