Saturday, March 22, 2008

Another one

This is one of my favorites of daddy adoring his daughter. I know, I know.....I am posting too many pictures but I can't help it!!!
Hannah has melted so many hearts......
Uncle Tom's
Aunt Gina's
Great Grandma's
Great Grandpa's
And of course Mommy's!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

She is here!

Hannah Rose was born this afternoon. She is 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19 inches long! We are so thankful mom and baby are doing well. She is beautiful!

Can you see my tears of joy? Do you see my baby who is now a DADDY!!!

Waiting and waiting.....

I have had lots of practice caring for babies, beginning here with my brother, Mark! Pretty neat baby bed that my dad built for my dollies- wish I still had it. I can't believe that I am going to be a GRANDMA! Even more than that I can't believe that this little guy is going to be a DADDY!

Sharon was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon. They have decided to induce her and we are anxiously awaiting news. My prayers and thoughts are of nothing else and I wish I could go and sit in for her and take the stress away.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Summer Dreams....

I can't wait to go to the beach! We have rented Aunt Nellie's for a week again this summer. Cape May is one of our favorite places to go. Spending a week there is the perfect way to unwind.

It was a busy weekend around the house. We papered and painted a bathroom. The weekend ended with some fun as we were all together for dinner. Gina humored me and tried on a Finnish costume that my grandma had made for me. I wore for it for a model UN event in high school. Perfect for her! Does need to be pressed, though!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Still here

Daily blogging will not happen with me. Seems there are not enough hours in a day to add that to my list. Funny though, I love to read others' blogs as a way to unwind. I am disappointed when they don't post each day. The weekend is here and as usual we have projects going and a time crunch to finish them. Always gets done but we really need to add more down time on the weekends after the hectic weeks we endure. Felt like Spring today- for the few minutes I could be outside!

Grandbaby countdown is getting close and I am excited! I was listening to James Dobson last week- a voice from the past. I grew into motherhood listening to Focus on the Family. What a blessing his ministry is to families! Anyhow, last week he was discussing being a grandpa and what names he and Shirley have decided to have grandchildren call them. I've thought about it too and really don't care. Think I will let the grandbaby decide! A name is not what is important to me, it is the relationship that I want to focus on.

Everyone tells me you notice everything about your grandchildren. As a mom time seemed to fly by in a blur. I spent too many hours working and not enough time taking it all in. When the boys were little I ran a childcare center which was great- they could go with me but it also meant very early starts to very long days and total exhaustion at night. On the weekends we worked with a Saturday youth program and taught Sunday School. I look back and wonder how we managed!

I am just so amazed to watch my sons be men. Today my husband said, "I taught my kids things but I never taught them how to be a father and now Joe will be a dad!" I told him to relax. He taught them how to be a father with every breath he has taken. He has been a wonderful father and they have learned by his example. I still say the best thing he has ever done is to love their mother. I believe that loving our spouse is about the best gift we can give our children. They need to see parents in love in order to feel secure and loved themselves. I am so thankful to be loved.

I was also thinking about prayer and how I have prayed for my sons' wives since each of them were born. From time to time I would wonder how those little girls that would someday become wives to my sons were doing . Now those little girls are married to my little boys and I am so thankful for both of them! My task now is to pray for the little boy who will someday be with my granddaughter. What a thought!

Posts with pictures are so much more fun than my rambling but at least it is a post. I put the camera nearby so hopefully I will capture something to post this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend!