Wednesday, April 22, 2009

As promised......introducing baby Jack

Just look at the precious little bundle of blue that I got to meet today.

Baby Jack.

Eight days old.

See how content and peaceful he looks?

And why not? Not only was his proud mamma snuggling with him,

but his Uma had been there to babysit.

What a special treat. He even played fireman with her.

(sorry, Uma - couldn't resist that one).

See - he's still smiling about the little trick he pulled on Uma.

She doesn't care.

She loves her little Jack.

Molly thought it was pretty funny too.

She is as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside.

I don't say that about too many people either.

All of her sisters are that way too.

Because they were raised by Uma.

Lucky girls.

Lucky baby Jack.

It was my pleasure to meet you today.

Hannah and Emma - you sure have a cute little cousin!

Hannah, Presley, and Emma

Monday, April 20, 2009

Babies and more

Last week brought two new precious little babies into our world.
Baby Jack arrived on Tuesday (photos to follow later)
and this sweet little baby Jude arrived on Thursday.
Two new little boys to bring joy into the lives of many.
Congrats to Molly and Jon and to Sarah and Blake! In my own household, we got the old Roliflex out.
Here's the first shot which I call Dreamy.
Chloe wanted to try it out. How funny to look down into the viewfinder and see everything in reverse. She quickly got the hang of it.

Presley wanted a turn.
She caught on to everything but the film advance.
More lessons are needed.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Blessings

We started this Easter Sunday going to Mass at Lindsay's church.

It's nice, sitting with family in church. Old friends, too.

I felt refreshed, at peace, and very happy sitting through the service this morning.

Maybe that is why Easter is in the Springtime. A time of freshness and newness.

Other than that, we threw tradition to the wind.

First there were the Easter outfits. When I bought the black & white tiny-checked matching clothes for my three little pals, my mother didn't think they looked like "Easter outfits".
See below as to what qualifies in my mother's mind. My sister and I with my dad.

Fast forward a couple of decades.........

No hats, no gloves, no necktie or jacket, ummmm, no shoes? And did we forget to brush someone's hair?

In all honesty, they were quite presentable in church. Shoes, socks, hair combed nicely, white sweaters, all the necessities for not looking like a hoozsh on this special day.

But after the great egg hunt, anything goes.

I just wanted to get some sweet pics of my pals. Who cares about the other stuff anyway?

The little one was having a great time rolling in the green grass, grabbing the colored plastic things.

After we finished up we all sat down for a feast of TJ's pizza, Olive Garden salad with breadsticks, orange soda and Sprinkles cupcakes with peeps on top for dessert.
How's that for a non-traditional Easter meal?
(In my defense, the whole family has been sick with sore throats, earaches, flu, etc....this whole past week. Grocery stores and menus were the last thing I wanted to think about.)

Hope everyone had a joyful and blessed Easter.
I certainly did.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Half birthday

Today is Chloe's 8 "and-a-half" birthday.
Happy is her middle name. This little girl is never crabby.
She has the sweetest voice that just melts your heart.
So do her big brown eyes.
I love her very much. Twirl On, happy girl!
Love & Hugs,
G-ma Pam