Tuesday, March 11, 2014

HAS IT REALLY BEEN.......

Hello Everyone!

Gosh, has it really been a month since I last blogged?  Whew! What a month it has been a real whirlwind here since my daughter, son-in-law and grand baby arrived!  The PREP work, the actual arrival and the change in schedules have been crazy.  We were so happy to see everyone arrive safely after they fought their way through the ice and snow all the way from Michigan, in fact we re-routed them so that they would miss the worse part of the storms! Thankfully they made it safe and sound and what a joy to see how much our little man had grown.  He is a DELIGHTFUL baby, very sweet and happy as can be!

As soon as my daughter arrived we  went into full swing preparing the last minute details for Jackson's Baptism party, it was the very next day and not a moment to spare!  On Saturday night hubby and I entertained our out -of- town guests and family with dinner at a local seafood restaurant on the water, the weather was perfect for dining outside and certainly a great deal warmer for the Michigan folks!
 Snow boots, mittens and parkas to flip-flops and shorts, it doesn't get any better in February, does it?

Sunday morning everyone showed up at church early and the Baptism went off as planned.  I was so pleased that Amanda and Fabian wanted Jackson to be baptized by Pastor Dave who baptized me 12 years earlier.  It was a joy to see Pastor Dave baptize my grandson and to welcome Jackson into God's family!
The party was great fun and enjoyed by all.  Fabian was able to stay a few more days before heading back to the frozen north lands.  Amanda and Jackson will be staying here until May while Fabian goes to military school.

Yes, it has been a big change for our quiet little household to have a baby in it once again!  We are truly enjoying every moment with Jackson and he is adjusting as well to his new surroundings.  It is a delight each morning as he crawls down the hallway to greet us with a great big smile and laugh, he entertains us with something new he has learned each day.
 It is hard work too, if you have raised children you know what I mean, it is busy, noisy and messy at times but I wouldn't trade a moment of it for any amount of tea in China.

We are looking forward to our little man's first birthday this month, another party! Whoo Hoo and celebration with family and friends.  It is the best.  Our little girls are having the time of their lives too with their baby cousin!

 Brianne is like a little mama and Lyla she shared her "pillow" with Jackson (that is HUGE) which means she really likes him. They look forward to seeing Baby each week and their Aunt is getting to spend time with them as well. It is a good thing.
They've been to the beach and Jackson has discovered sand! Oh yes he has.  We've been to the park and walked along the river, visited the story-time group and are generally getting into a groove around here.  It doesn't leave much time for blogging or art work, but I am trying to work that into the rotation too.....


Hope all is well with you.  I'll be checking  back in with some art work soon!  Please come and join me. I promise not to talk your ears off next time about the grandchildren <wink>.

Have a wonderful week!!

Suzy


6 comments:

Anne Payne said...

FUN times!!! Give them all a big hug and kiss from Aunt Anne. xoxo

That last picture of the three of them looks like a photo of You, Chris & Amanda, only as children! Seriously, Lyla looks SO much like you :) mwah!

Jeanna said...

What a great time you are having! So glad that your son-in-law was able to spend some time with the family too. Jackson is a perfect combination of Mom and Dad...neither can deny that sweetie (not that EVER would).

I hope you continue to enjoy their visit and they enjoy our beautiful weather.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Gosh is he cute! Love those food covered face shots......glad you are having family time. I bet they were thrilled to come down from Michigan. xox

Carla said...

Love that picture of Jackson in the high chair.
It does sound busy around your place.
Have fun and enjoy.

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Chris said...

Hi Susie, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris