Sunday, July 11, 2010

With My Heart In My Throat

Reagan has developed a new favorite game while we are at the waterway in NC... it's called the "I Wanna Launch" game, and my heart is in my throat as I watch her with her Daddy and her Pops each time they play.

Back when Ryan and I were dating, he went to Mexico for a boy's weekend with his brother and a couple of other friends. He brought back presents for me and my parents, one of which was a hammock to sit in. That hammock has now turned into a swing for the small children in our family that come to enjoy the beach house.

However, I'm not quite sure that any of the other kids are quite as crazy in the swing as Reagan is!

A few times each day, Reagan will go up to her Pops in her sweetest little voice possible, bat her eyelashes, and ask if he will make her launch. Trust me when I tell you that the word launch is correct as there are times I think she is going to go into orbit!

Pops and Ryan stand strategically at opposite ends, and begin pushing Reagan back and forth between the two of them...
At first the swings are fairly gentle, but it doesn't take long for them to build momentum...
After only a few swings, Reagan is flying high above her Daddy's reach...
I still haven't decided what is my favorite part of this game... listening to Reagan's squeals of delight, or watching Pops as he makes crazy facial expressions and launching noises each time she swings back to him...
After about half an hour's worth of launching, Pops has been known to just run out of energy. Reagan has her own special fuel that she uses to get him going again... HUGS AND KISSES!
I've yet to decide if he really does get tired, or if he has just found a good excuse to get some Reagan loving!

7 comments:

Mama4Real said...

That is SO adorable. Seriously. So cute. Awesome post!

Jersey Girl in Louisiana said...

Letting grandparents be grandparents is awesome. But i was nervous for you looking at these pics!

Tiffany said...

Those are the sweetest pictures! As a grandpa's girl...they makes my heart smile!

MomBrose said...

That last picture puts a lump in my throat. So sweet I could cry. What a special granddaddy and granddaughter picture!

MomBrose said...

I should add that all the "flipping" and "flying" that kids do with their daddy is actually good for their brain. I didn't believe it either but a friend gave me an article from her parenting class and it's true. I try to remind myself of that every time my husband throws the girls up in the air. :D

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Those pictures are so sweet!

Mighty M said...

Can you watch all that swinging without cringing in fear? Or is that just the anxious me?? :)