Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Super busy loving on my grandsons.

My how the time flies. What seems like a short time ago, just a year, I only had one grandson. He was and continues to be the apple of my eye. I can never get enough of holding him in my arms, though he wishes I wouldn't, and smothering him with kisses. I now understand how my mother and grandmother felt about their first grandchild. They just hold a special place in your heart.

Time spent with them and the circumstances about their arrivals in your lives makes them special. Cash was not planned, his parents were not ready for babies yet they welcomed him as if he was. The love that I saw in my baby girls eyes when she held her boy was overwhelming for me. It continues to make me tear up and be so proud of the mommy she has become.

So we skip forward to this year and Sarah had given me another grandson. Cash now has a little brother to torture and I have another boy to love on. Everett will be a year old on the 9th of next month.

My good fortune continued when Sarah's big sister Lisa had her first babies this year. Yes, twins and they are both boys who will be three months old on the 8th. I can't get over the fact that holding any of these boys in my arms sometimes feels like a dream. Steve had wanted desperately to be a grandpa and could hardly wait till Cash was old enough to go for rides on the tractor. I have to admit that I could hardly wait to take photos of that event when it did happen. It never occurred to me that that it never would.

The sadness that settles in at times can be unbearable. My only solace is to spend as much time as I can with them. So when I am not scrapbooking pictures of these wonderful little boys, I am spending time holding them in my arms. I am one lucky grandma.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My newest grandbabies...

They made their debut on the 9th of the month. They were roughly three weeks early and a bit tiny. Brayden Michael arrived at 3:32PM weighing 5lbs. 9oz and 18 1/2" long. Chayton Skye arrived a minute later weighing 4lbs. 7oz and 17 1/4" long. 

Lisa actually worked that day. She was with Buck at a scheduled ultrasound when they were informed that their babies were being delivered that day. The boys stayed in the NICU till the day before they were released. Being preemies they had a little trouble learning to latch on for feeding. They were never in an incubator as they were breathing on their own and maintaining their body temps. But occasionally they would forget to breathe and an alarm would go off.

They are so tiny in comparison to Sarah's boys. Even now Everett is small but looks and feels really big when I hold him and then either of the twins. I wish Steve were here to see how wonderful his family has turned out.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Everett came to visit grandma.

I am a grandma so I will brag about my grandsons occasionally...okay maybe all the time but I can't help myself. Because after all, they don't get any cuter than this...

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's boys!!!

I can't believe my good fortune. I was blessed with two girls who have and are giving me boys....all boys. Lisa got the news today. She is having boys!!! I secretly hoped for a girl when Sarah got pregnant this last time but was very okay when Everett was born. He is just the sweetest little guy, very much like his big brother. 

Sarah made the observation that when the twins are 2 years old, Everett will be three and Cash will be six. Wow! Christmas is going to be so much fun in the coming years. I think we will be moving Christmas to Sarah's house.

I just wish Steve were here to enjoy all of this. He would have been in seventh heaven over all of his grandsons.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Great news...

Sarah and Nate have bought a home!!! It is just a few blocks (1.1 miles according to Nate) from me. Could be the kids will be walking to visit grandma come next spring and summer.

The weather has turned to fall, finally. It came a lot later this year. There was little to no ease into it either. One day it was warm, sunny and now it is cool, dark and wet. I have discovered I am not that crazy about this change. The earlier sunsets have made the depression I suffer from really hard to deal with so I might have to look at getting a light box.

Haven't posted pictures in the longest time. I will have to fix that with my next blog post, I promise.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More grandbabies...

On Saturday my oldest girl Lisa announced to the world on Facebook that she was expecting and it's twins!!! Yes, my little family is growing by leaps and bounds. My house already seems too small for the size my family is now. I don't have any of the usual baby trappings up yet since Everett is still too small but that time is growing short. Looks to be a crazy and fun holiday season this year.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


The house closed escrow and the new owners picked up the keys. I officially became the owner of just one house, no more mortgage payments, insurance on two houses or two PGE accounts. It feels great.

Though one of the backlashes to all the stress is the severe muscle spasms in my lower back that I woke up with. My dear friend Laura came to my rescue with a wonderful massage to ease the pain. I have spent the rest of the evening with the heating pad on my back and while drinking lots of water. I hope to be feeling much better in the AM.