Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Big

If you were here a little over a year ago, you might remember the photo I posted of my girls and me.  It's difficult to get us all together at the same time to take a comparison photo, to show how much they are growing.  Saturday we had the occasion and, although difficult, I was able to round them all up for another photo, showing how big they are getting.  Just look at the three on the right... they've really grown!






  

*Note to self:  Don't wear horizontal stripes across your butt for photos!

Speaking of big, Michael left the hospital weighing 139 pounds.  He has put on many more since then and is doing well!   He had been cooking since the night before and was hot and sweaty, we all were, but he was still smiling.


The baby is really getting big.  Won't be long until I can't call him baby anymore.


I tried to get a photo of the Super Moon and was set up well in advance, to try to catch it on the horizon, when it looks the biggest.  You might know it came up at the end of the fishing pier and was already completely up and round before I managed to get moved so I could get some shots.  The clouds and moisture in the atmosphere didn't help, either.


Before I hit publish, this next photo is for Karen.  Love ya, girl!


41 comments:

Betty Manousos said...

i am happy to hear that michael is doing well!! look at that beautiful smile!

oh, kids grow up way too fast...
your grandson is a cutie pie!!
totally enjoyed seeing your photos.

YeamieWaffles said...

Aww Ms A this is awesome. I remember being around for the first photo and it's crazy just the difference that 12 months make. I guess you almost won't be able to call the baby the baby any more very soon if not now, so adorable.

mama .bonnie said...

Great photos! I tried to take a picture of the super moon too but the wires for phone, electric, cable and who knows what else got in the way.
Oh and it's great to finally put a face with the name :o)

Hartwood Roses said...

Looks like it was a great day!! I love the idea of taking photos from behind. Gonna have to steal this idea when I get a chance. The photo of Michael made me smile.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Cora are you the tallest one?
Your son looks great!! Good to see.

Momma Fargo said...

Great pics! You have a beautiful family. Michael is looking very healthy! Bravo!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Awww you have a beautiful family! Mike is looking great too! If your butt looks big with horizontal stipes....mine would read WIDE LOAD. LOL Looking look amazingly gorgeous

TexWisGirl said...

nice to see YOU!!! from the back, i really thought you were one of the grands! :) cute girls, all of you! love the knobby knees as they grow!

so glad to hear michael's doing well! yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!

Betsy Adams said...

What a wonderful family. Love all of the photos.. How many grands do you have total?????

Michael looks fabulous. Glad he is doing so well.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lynn Proctor said...

they do grow fast---so glad michael is doing better---and your butt looks fine in that shirt!:)

Ami said...

Like the moon shot, it's really good. I didn't even go outside to look, too many rain clouds.

Amazing how fast they grow. I've seen it over and over and over and it still surprises me.

And Michael looks a lot better than the last photo you posted. Glad he's doing well.

Vicky said...

Oh my gosh- love this! They're beautiful!! So, so glad to see Michael looking healthy and happy- wow- so much to celebrate and clearly you are doing just that :)

Nellie said...

What a difference a year makes! Lovely young ladies there, Ms. A!
How good to hear that your son is doing so well. Is that a Gatlinburg, TN shirt I see on that precious little one?

Gigi said...

Look how quickly the girls are growing!!!! And so beautiful - all of you.

And your grandson - I just want to put him in my pocket he is so adorable!

I am so glad to hear that Michael is doing well - he looks great.

SweetMarie said...

Love these pics of you and the girls! So cute!!! And the baby is growing so fast!
Glad Michael is doing well!
You have a beautiful family!

Linda said...

Glad Michael is getting stronger!
That last picture is really cute!

Kathleen's Blog said...

Loved looking at these pictures......you look great!!! Beautiful grand-kids, all of them, and Micheal looks fabulous!! Enjoy your summer, you've been through a tough time, so enjoy now.

Chatty Crone said...

You son looks great - I'm so glad he is getting better.

And the girls - you have a beautiful family. What a GREAT idea of that shot too! Awesome and beautiful.

sandie

Deborah said...

Oh I loved this post. Michael looks fantastic.

Bossy Betty said...

What great pictures!!! Michael looks great. Lovely times!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

AHH! There you are! Wonderful update : ) Time does fly, but everyone is looking good!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Did my comment post? My computer went wonky.

Katie said...

What a happy, happy post! Michael looks amazing and like he hasn't been so horribly ill a day in his life. So good to hear that everything seems to be settling down (and aren't you thrilled that The Girl is back to blogging again? I've missed her so)!

Katherines Corner said...

love this post my friend. I do remember that first photo. They grow so quiickly. Michael is looking great. Smooches!!! P.S. I do not own horizontal stripes. My daughter keeps telling me to get some outfits with stripes. I think you look lovely, maybe I will get some after all.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love the comparison shots, but it's even nicer to see all those beautiful faces. It's great to see a happy, healthy looking Michael, too.

Be well, MsA.
xoRobyn

Barbara Shallue said...

So much to love in this post! I see you've been passed up in line - in another couple of years, you'll be on the end! What a treat to see your face, too!
I'm so happy Michael's doing so well. Love the smile on his face.
And oh my gosh Ms. A, that moon shot is awesome! What a great capture and composition. Love the color and having the bit of pier in there really makes it special. What settings and lens did you use?

NCmountainwoman said...

Great post! I'm glad your son is doing so well.

Sally said...

I'm sorry to be so late in reading this. LOVE the photo's. Yes, all of you girls are beautiful! The baby is adorable; and Mike is looking so good. It's unbelievable all that he's been through, and such a huge blessing that he's doing well.

xoxo

troutbirder said...

Good news and pics for sure...:)

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful family pics -- and so nice to see how well your son is doing. I think your super moon pic is great.

Lynn said...

what a gorgeous moon shot! love your profile tidbits, and the comparison shots are cool. Handsome son, adorable 'baby' and all the girls are beautiful.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You are so good with that camera! I love the idea of lining everyone up that way. I hope you can continue to do that every year. Michael looks great!

LL Cool Joe said...

Michael does look well! First time I've seen him smile! And it's so nice to see you too! Love the photos.

Karen said...

OH, so many things to say here!!!...

First, I am so very proud of you. You know why. And I just love the composition in the photos of you and the girls..You should do it every year as they grow. You will all cherish these pics as time rolls on.

Second.. Michael looks fantastic!!!.. Wow, what a difference a little time and healing make.

And I have never taken such a beautiful shot of the moon, now I'm the one green with envy. You go girl.

:-)

I Wonder Wye said...

All the photos are fantastic -- you have a super camera too they are so clear..M looks like he is feeling well...the moon shot was awesome - the color!! Thanks for sharing......

Kelly Louise said...

Beautiful family. I have a big goofy smile on my face.
Oh and thanks for a shot of the super moon, I'd missed it this year.

George said...

Your photo of the Super Moon is superb, even if you did have to move around to get it. I agree that children grow up entirely too fast, That young man will soon object to being the 'baby' of the family. I'm glad to hear that Michael is doing well.

Pat Tillett said...

One of the best things about family life is the memories. These photos are a great part of those memories.
The photo of the moon is a great one!
I'm happy to see your son doing so well and looking so healthy!

Jen Forbes said...

Love the photo's and so glad and relieved that your son is doing so well. Been on and off line with vacations, visiting and laptop problems. Looks like I'm back for a good while. Hope we can catch up.
What a truly lovely family you have.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You did brilliantly with that supermoon, don't even kid yourself. I also love that you did the comparison shot and yep, everyone is growing into young ladies!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wonderful shots of you and your girls. I think you look awesome.

And yay for Michael! So happy he is doing better. He looks great. xo