Friday, April 22, 2016

Planned Spring Loveliness

Every spring our neighborhood explodes with these flowering trees.  Besides being lovely they smell wonderful too.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Phlox

I've wanted a big mass of creeping phlox since seeing a former neighbor's beautiful collection years ago.  
And now I just want to sit and stare at ours.

Hope your spring is shaping up beautifully!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

There are more important things than babies......or maybe not.

I've been taking a "staycation" this week to help my daughter with her new baby.
Such hardship on my part.
Not. At. All.

It's been great.
I would love to, and could, post all kinds of endless baby pictures here but I'll save you from me.

Actually, here's a couple.

I caught a tiny smile today, accidentally.  They're few and fleeting and usually happen while he's sleeping.  So probably not even technically a "smile."  But who cares, right?

And he and his Seattle cousin, Hayden, met briefly for the first time.

There IS other news......believe it or not.  
I finished this sweater for my friend's rescued chihuahua and it fit Nellie pretty well.

Nellie always looks so regal.

And spring is bursting at the seams here in Boise.
Tree in downtown;

And phlox in our front yard;

Saturday, March 26, 2016

And Just Like That - He's Here

My grandson, Russell, arrived this Saturday morning around 5:15AM.

My daughter and son-in-law chose to have a home birth.  Lucky for me I was included.  It was a ton of work, the majority of which, of course, was done by my daughter.  She was a trooper and a rock star throughout the process, which wasn't a quick or easy one.  They phoned me Thursday night at 11:00 to come over and help her through her contractions.  Those continued until Friday night when she and the midwives made the decision to break her bag of waters.  The contractions picked up and went until midnight when she was ready to push her son out.  After five grueling hours of pushing he was unexpectedly delivered on their living room floor.  (A whole other story).

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been included.  I watched in awe as his little head crowned and we all laughed and cried when we saw him for the first time.

New babies are just wonderful!

And oh, yeah;  8.4 lb, 22 inches long!