Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Babies, Babies, and More Babies!!

The past few weeks have been busy and filled with "grandma" fun!!

First--my oldest daughter Camille came to visit and stayed for two weeks!! That means for two weeks I got to spend time with our little three year old diva, Carly!

And hug and kiss all day on her baby brother Camden!! It was so much fun to have them with us and we are missing them terribly! Look at this sweet little face!

On the day Camille's family returned to Colorado, this little guy got a new baby brother!! At first Enoch wasn't too excited about the new addition to his family, but he soon warmed up and now he loves him!

I don't usually post pictures of new mothers, but here Kali (our daughter in law) looks so beautiful I was sure she wouldn't mind! It is hard to believe she gave birth just minutes before!

And here is the new little one. Emmitt. So cute and so tiny!! He looks bigger in this picture than he appears in real life. I guess 6 pounds just isn't all that much when you think about it.
But that is not all . . . I have more grandbaby news!! Here is our daughter Kristen at 28 weeks with twin boys!! She is doing great--still teaching school all day--and could even hike up a hill with me and go for a walk in the rain!
I went to Utah last week to spend a few days with her during her spring break and while there we had a baby shower with her family and friends--hosted by my three sisters who live there. They did such a great job and it was a very fun night.

My sister Melissa, cut out these little onsies from different patterned paper and on the back we wrote a question from a list of twenty most often asked questions of new mothers. On others we just asked for advice. Each guest took one and wrote their answer on the back. It was so much fun to read their comments.

One of my favorite comments was from my niece, Aleena, who is also a mother of twins. Her best advice--have low expectations!! She said, "Don't expect to ever get a shower, so if you do, it is a great day!" "Don't expect to make your bed, so if you happen to find time to make it, you feel you have really accomplished something!"

Another question was, "What do I do if my husband complains he isn't getting enough attention?" The answer was, "Hand him a baby to keep him company!"

AND . . . I saw a diaper wreath on pinterest and decided to make one myself. Although, truthfully, I just bought the supplies and my daughter Kathryn assembled it. We thought it turned out so cute!! Only now Kristen doesn't want to take it apart to use the diapers.

The weather had been awful during the day so I was worried no one would come, but thanks to it clearing up and faithful family and friends, we had a great turnout.
And thanks to my sisters, we had delicious food!!
But even fun parties must come to an end! Thanks so much to everyone who attended or contributed towards gifts. And a special thanks to Ruth, Becky and Melissa for the food and decorations . . .

And especially to Melissa for letting us have the shower at her house--where she then got stuck with the dishes. :-)
These past few weeks have been so sweet for me. And we look forward to meeting the two new little boys soon. It will be so hard to leave them all for three years but . . . just thinking about them brings . . . joy to my journey!

8 comments: said...

What a lovely family! I love boys!!!! They are a mothers heart. Congrats on all the new blue additions!

Garden of Egan said...

What a blast!!!!!
Twins? Oh mercy. I can't imagine having two of any one of my children!

I love the wreath! So very cute. What a great time.

Sue said...

How blessed you all are!

So happy for you.


Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

What cute grand kids! So happy for you and your family. Adorable wreath!

KMN said...

Great post! All these boys (and Carly) are lucky to have you as a grandma!

Thanks for posting these pictures so I could see them all!

Handsfullmom said...

All your grandkids are adorable. Congrats on the new arrival and WOW Kristen looks wonderful. Can't wait to see some pictures of those little boys.

Terri said...

wow the kids are darling. Carly is a darling little girl and Kali looks darling for a new mom. I loved your diaper wreath! What a fun idea. I'm glad you all had a good time!

LeAnn said...

This was such a lovely family update. I enjoyed reading about your events and the pictures of your grandchildren are so sweet. The wreath was really cute. You are having some great moments and enjoying them. Blessings to you as you continue to prepare for that mission assignment.