Monday, June 11, 2007

A visit with daughter + 3

Husband and I traveled to see daughter + 3 today and we had a lovely time. Husband took the girls to the library for the summer reading program and this grandma had a great time playing with the baby. Daughter and I decided to keep a weekly record of baby boy's growth so here are the first two installments.



As you can tell, baby boy certainly loves his mommy's milkies as he seems to be gaining nicely. He is such a sweet, even-tempered baby and is such a pleasure to hold and rock. I spent a bit of time rocking him in the rocking chair until he fell asleep. This is the same rocking chair that I rocked my babies in (daughter now has possession of it). I told the girls about some of their mother's antics when she was their ages. They thought those stories were better than chocolate cake.

Being a grandmother is so much fun. I can appreciate my grandchildren and love spending time with them. They are good children and fun to be around as they are so enthusiastic (read that to mean they laugh at our corny jokes and funny faces, put up with a multitude of hugs and kisses, and tell me how much they love me). I know that one of these days they will say, "Oh, grandma, I'm too old for (that)" or "Grandma, I can do it myself" or "Grandma, I'm too busy to come visit you." For now, I will cherish these precious moments and hope that I can leave our grandchildren with loving memories of their grandma. And their grandpa can teach them a thing or two. I will also try to teach them some songs that my mother taught me, how to cook and bake, and maybe even how to sew. Maybe we will even be around long enough to see them through college and as they start their adult lives. If we are lucky, we will even get to see a great-grandchild or two.

For all you grandmothers out there, I give you this:

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At June 11, 2007 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's such a pretty baby!

I think my mom would agree with you about the grandmother thing. All the fun of kids without the bad parts to deal with!

At June 11, 2007 9:35 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

Well it sounds like you had a wonderful time with that new little boy, and the little girls their mommy and daddy, of course. Glad you were able to have a few days with them. He looks so peaceful being rocked by his grandma.
Yes, grandchildren are the absolute best thing since sliced bread! :)

At June 11, 2007 10:41 PM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

He's a beautiful baby, glad you're enjoying him. He doesn't look like the girls very much, I suspect he'll look more like mom or Uncle E. Yeah, rock 'em, love 'em and go home when you're tired.

At June 11, 2007 11:47 PM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

That is so girls have a very special bond with their grandmother and I am so thankful for that....she has baked with them..bthed them, sewn with them...painted...takend them to their playschool...babysat on so many many occassions...dear god I don't know what I would have done with out her....I feel blessed as do my girls to have her in our lives.....yes grandmothers are GRAND!!!

At June 12, 2007 6:34 AM, Blogger susan said...

Hey - he looks just like you MK!

They are grand indeed, an apt name for them.

It looks like he is very happy to be rocked by grandma. Enjoy!

At June 12, 2007 9:18 AM, Blogger Susie said...

Love that sweet smile...on both of you!!
What a perfectly precious picture, one you'll always cherish.
Being a grandparent is one of life's greatest rewards..

At June 12, 2007 10:29 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

What a wonderful picture of you and your grandson. You both look so happy and I bet he loves to get rocked by you.

Grandchildren are wonderful.

At June 13, 2007 4:47 AM, Anonymous tracey said...

What a beautiful baby! And I must tell you, I seldom say that. I find babies to be shrivelled up old men (or ladies) most of the time...but that one is just downright huggable and squeezable! Almost as good as a puppy...

At June 15, 2007 8:45 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I agree with all you said, as Alissa said I would. He is a doll, and I do think he looks like you! Maybe it's the smile..

At June 16, 2007 7:42 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

I'm not a grandma but I wanted to say that grandmas are so important, as I remember my own grandma being a good and loving ally to me when I was a kid.

At June 17, 2007 4:36 PM, Blogger Alipurr said...

very sweet post mom

hope you & dad are feeling better

At June 20, 2007 3:56 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...

It looks like he will never be short on love!!
It's wonderful to see more photos.

Motherkitty, I heard a rumour you'd been ill (well, I read it on Sandy's blog actually ;-) ) I hope you are well and truly on the mend.

XO Jelly


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