Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193 – They Say It’s Your Birthday

Posted: April 4, 2022 in Lens-Artist Photo Challenge, Personal
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John from Journeys with Johnbo is asking us to celebrate birthdays this week for the Lens-Artists Challenge and in our household, March is birthday month. Both my husband and I have March birthdays, exactly two weeks apart. But this year our birthdays aren’t the important ones because near the end of the month, a new member of the family showed up, our first grandchild and grandson. So without further ado, let me introduce Ryland, naturally the cutest baby ever. 🙂 He’s almost two weeks old.

Since Dad loves to surf and they live only a few blocks from the beach, there’s a definite theme in all their baby clothes, books, etc. We’ll have to be sure to insert some other influences such as things with a Western theme or maybe Ohio State or Nebraska just to be sure he’s not one-sided. But you see here what we’re up against (and in this case, what he’s up against.) As you can imagine, we’re looking forward to our first visit to meet him in person in a few more weeks, the delay only because of my husband’s work schedule and the need to be around to finalize tax things. ❤

Just FYI, although I have a copyright on these shots, I didn’t take them, our daughter did. However, no one is allowed to use them for any reason, thus the copyright. Thanks.

  1. Sheree says:

    You’re right, he is cute!

  2. He’s adorable!! Congratulations to all!

  3. Congratulation to you and the entire family to Ryland! Any March birthday is a wonderful added touch.

  4. March is indeed a special Birthday month for you and your family! Love those photos. I’m not sure, but I’d guess he’s gonna be a surfer. 🙂

  5. How wonderful!!!!!! Congratulations. He’s so cute.
    And happy birthday to you and to your husband (apologies, it’s been too long and I can’t remember his name). All the best.

  6. Dan Antion says:

    He’s adorable. As far as birthdays go, welcome to the backseat.

    • Ha! You’re right. But birthdays have never been really big in our family so I think I’ll survive. And think of the fun we’ll have buying all those great kids’ toys and books. 🙂 I already have several boxes of books saved from when the girls were little so I’m ready to start reading to him.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Oh my Janet! Your little surfer dude is absolutely adorable. I’m sure you’re so anxious to see him in person and to hold him close! Congratulations to you and to all of the family. There is quite simply nothing better in this entire world!!!

  8. Amy says:

    Ooh, so precious! Thank you for sharing this special, happy moment with us.

  9. SoyBend says:

    He is darling, Janet!

  10. ledrakenoir says:

    Congratulations to all. 🙂

    Yes yes yes junior can learn early enough about sand, cacti, dromedaries and desert – the most important thing is to learn to swim and then wind and salt water splashes in the face soon after – surfing and sailing boats. 😀 😀 😀

  11. JohnRH says:

    GREAT photos. 🙂

  12. JT Twissel says:

    Adorable. My son-in-law is a surfer as well. Hope you get to hold him soon!

  13. Prior... says:

    Hi Janet
    Ryland is so handsome and love the surf theme! And I am sure he will be well
    Rounded with other influences and liked your humor in that – hahaha – and the little chalk board to mark the weeks is a great idea
    For my boys I did the monthly photo
    On same spot on the couch we had in the front room!

  14. What a little angel! I’m thrilled for you & your hubby! 🌞

  15. peggy says:

    Ah – what a sweet baby boy Ryland is. I see that California theme there. Congratulations on this precious first grandchild.

  16. restlessjo says:

    A super cute surf dude!

  17. de Wets Wild says:

    Congratulations, Janet, and welcome to the world, Ryland!

  18. pattimoed says:

    Congratulations! A new grandson. Wonderful. He’s adorable. Will he be a surfer? Undoubtedly! But he’ll also have your influence, too.

  19. Dawn Palmer says:

    Congratulations! He’s adorable. 😊 March birthdays are the best! 😎

  20. Leya says:

    Congratulations again, Janet! And he’s such a sweetie – a surfer for shore (sure)! Now I think you are right about offering more things than surfing… And – he will not be spoiled at all!

    • No, I’m sure he won’t be spoiled with one set of grandparents, two aunts, and other relatives and friends so close and us not too far away, although too far to just drop by.

  21. How wonderful! the best gift ever… Congratulations! 🙂

  22. Heyjude says:

    Congratulations Granny and Grandpa! The first grandchild is very special.

  23. marianallen says:

    Oh, what a cutie!