Wednesday, December 8, 2010


It is heaven having a baby in our house.
He is beyond words.
He has grown so fast, even faster than I realized.
Where has this little angelic infant gone in such a short time?!
He is a rumbling, tumbling ball of energy...all smiles and laughter.
What love I feel...almost exploding!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School

Have you ever felt like this?

I sure have! Especially lately with my typical back to school blues. (In fact, I am pretty sure Elijah learned that pouty face from me...or maybe his mama- haha.) Anyway, we are back in school full swing. Today was the beginning of our third week of school, and for me things are still not settled. This is the time of the year that I dislike kids, new schedules (one can hope), new teachers, new administration (this year again)...the newness feels disconcerting to me, and I struggle to get organized, to regain the momentum of last year, and to form a bond with a whole new group of middle school children, who normally rebell against that whole bonding thing. I am SERIOUSLY back at work here, folks!

I will say that this sweet face, waiting for me when I arrive takes away ALL of the frustration, the anxiety, the worries, the just DISAPPEARS completely when I see things like this:

Baby updates: He says mama. He sits up by himself. He is 7 months old this week. He has three teeth on the bottom in the front and two more coming in on the top. He smiles at anyone and everything. He is THE happiest boy I know. I am THE proudest grammy on earth.

Here's hoping something sweet will make you smile this week!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Getting all Gershwin

"...Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich and your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry..."

Loving the little bit of summer that I do get to have with this precious little man.
Oh the adventures...and the easy days filled with such joy...smiles, laughter, and a love that makes me think my heart might actually burst...he's the sweetest boy around!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Far Too Long

Far too long since I've posted...I couldn't even remember how to log in! haha

Far too long since I've felt the waves crash at my feet and felt the tug of the wet sucking sand...
Not really, I suppose...but it feels like too long. These photos are from Baby Boy's first trip to the beach. The daughter felt sorry for me since I am having to work through family vacation #1 (our yearly trip to Myrtle Beach), and though I've missed it before, this would have been Baby Boy's first beach trip. When I realized it and felt like crying, she suggested a day trip- just the three of us! What fun! He was so serious about it all...the sand, the sun, all of the sounds. Just too sweet. He's growing much too fast for us all. Four months old, two teeth, and at the last doctor's visit, fourteen pounds. Whew! It all happens so fast! Since these photos were taken, he has been swimming three times and LOVES the water. I am so glad; his mother sure was a water baby!
Lots of new photos thanks to the daughter's fabulous 21st birthday gift (Canon Rebel Ti) and more stories of summer to come. Gotta get back to work. Hope you find something refreshing to do this week!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Three Months and 21 years

Just three mere months ago, I didn't yet know this amazing boy. My heart hadn't yet realized how much it would be consumed with every yawn, sneeze, gurgle, bubble, or tender-headed kiss. In these months that have flown by, the love has not only blossomed, it has gotten more and more fierce with each passing second! I had no idea that humans could love so intensely. It's just like I felt with the daughter, only times two and somehow different. We could (and do) spend hours looking at his fingers and toes, listening to him try to laugh, and wondering what he will be like as he is older...we'll know soon enough, as time passes all too quickly. Happy 3 months, precious elijah graham.

Dessert first! In honor of one of the daughter's friend's 21st birthday, we made these adorable cupcakes from Bakerella. I couldn't believe how really simple they were, and just too cute!
Happy 21st Angelina Ballerina!
Next, in honor of the daughter's new apron, we decided to make a yummy pasta dinner from one of PW's recipes...this is one I printed off many, many months ago, and just got around to making it. Really yummy if we do do say so ourselves. A nice ending to a lazy Saturday and a really rough week!

She's learning how to multi-task like all moms do! Baby E. is not exactly crying, but wanting more of his mommy's attention like all babies do. I can not say how interesting it is to watch the daughter mother a warms my heart, makes me laugh, and surprises me at each and every turn. Being a grammy is THE best job in the world!

Hoping you have been able to enjoy something refreshing this, food, or something fun! Have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Procrastination 101

Grades are due midnight...
I am getting there.
It is now 9:19 PM.
The lovely daughter and I have been working on them in between making dinner, eating dinner, feeding the baby, and answering the random cell phones calls / texts. She went off to visit friends for a few hours, and now I am left to my own devices. I am no better than my middle schoolers. What do I do the first chance I get?
Read a few email messages, check a few new posts on other people's blogs, and decide that it's been SO long since I posted...I just have to write a little something quick and post a few new baby photos. Ha.

I am the queen of distraction. that the baby crying? Yep. He's calling for grammy. Gotta go...give some lovin'!
Grades? What grades?