Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am so excited! (And thankful, too.)

I was busy missing you today and then the doorbell rang! Then I got so busy that I forgot to look to see what the postman left. Grandpapa came home and looked out the door and saw a box! It was for me! A box full of Christmas ornaments from you and your mom and dad. Thank you, thank you! I love them. I will have them on the tree for Thanksgiving when Uncle Tim and Aunt Jeanne visit and then... they will be there for your Christmas visit. Yay!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

So Snug

I saw a picture of you today. It is on my computer at work. You are less than one week old, laying in your Moses basket, swaddled in your mother's favorite color, green. You look so snug and beautiful. It is hard to believe how much you have changed in so short a time. Still so sweet and beautiful, just not so tiny!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Warm Thoughts

We saw your picture today and you didn't look like you were feeling well. We are sending all the get wells, loves, hugs, and warm thoughts that we can your way! Poor baby. Get well soon!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Your first trip to the zoo!

How auspicious! I heard that you really liked the penguins, as well as many of the other animals, including the crows in the picnic area. We have some penguins at our house - a whole family of penguins. Well, they aren't real. They are porcelain, but very, very attractive. As far as having a family of penguins in the house, they are just perfect. You will be here soon to see them! We cannot wait.

Sorry and happy?

Yes - sorry and happy! We are so, so sorry to hear that you are still sick. But, we are very happy to hear that you have an antibiotic and will be feeling well soon. We think it is really great that so far you like the taste of your medicine, too! We will be very, very happy when you are completely well. Lots of love and good wishes to you.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sick baby

We heard you were sick. I am so sorry. I wish we could be there to help comfort you.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Photographing baby

We are taking a photography class. We need it! Hopefully, by the time we finish we will be better at taking pictures. I just thought of something funny - all the pictures we have with you in them are just perfect! I feel such love for you when I look at them. Maybe, we just don't have the right subject matter at hand!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I heard that you were headed to a bookstore today. Lucky girl! We love bookstores.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


It is hard not to think of pink when I think of you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Baby birds?

I saw a picture of a sugar maple leaf wreath today. It was made with yellow, gold, orange and red sugar maple leaves with some green moss tucked here and there. The evenings have been cooler lately, and I have been looking forward to putting our Autumn wreath on our front door. But, guess what! There is a family of baby birds living in my Summer wreath. I will have to wait until they leave their nest. What do you think about that?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I don't have much to say today. How was your day? (I wonder.)

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Special Rose

I just noticed this picture today. It reminded me of visits to my mother's parents when I was young. My grandfather loved to garden and he tended his roses with great care. During the warmer months we toured his gardens every time we visited. I must admit that I found these tours a bit boring at times, but I loved the fact that he loved his roses so much.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Skillful standing!

That was some pretty skillful standing that you were doing when we chatted today! It was so much fun to see you eye-to-eye, and to see you clap and wave! We enjoyed meeting Claudette, also.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Playing on a late summer afternoon

I always enjoy seeing the "big" kids play with the "little" kids when we get together with extended family. It is hard to believe that there have been so many children over the years! So far, you are one of ten great-grandchildren. There will be so many more! I wonder how many... Twenty? Thirty? We will see!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hi sky!

Sitting on my lap, you leaned your head back and looked straight up into the sky. I looked up, too. It's been a long time since I've seen the sky from that perspective. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So many names

Hens and chicks, hen-and-chicks, hen and chickens, hens-and-chickens. All are correct! Aren't you glad you have a cat? Or, two? For now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

We miss you

We have missed you today...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby steps...

We heard that you have taken your first steps! Can it be true? Soon you will be running through your backyard!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Yellow is one of my favorite colors! I love your yellow and white dress. Grandpapa has too many favorite colors to list. He likes orange sunsets, green grass, blue skies, white clouds, and red roses, just to name a few! What about you?

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hello Cupcake - can you believe this? A cupcake on top of a travel trailer!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


We will see you in a few days. We are so excited! How much have you changed since your last visit?