Sunday, March 28, 2010

New pics of baby Emma and GGG

Mike and Lori had a portrait photographer, Linda Ford, at www.lindaslenses.com/ in North Olmsted take Bailey's photographs when she was a baby and now they have had Emma's done too. I think they are just wonderful!
That brings up the "GGG"...goopy-goofy grandma...I never thought I'd be one, but alas, I am. I just look forward to seeing all of them whenever possible and love the pictures after they are gone!! Cooper is coming this week and we can hardly wait!
This first pic is of Bailey.... and kissing Emma...

and peeking around Mom's shoulder...

the three girls...

Dad and the girls...

-the family...

~and Miss Brighteyes, Emma, herself!


Friday, March 26, 2010

The view outside my window...

Last night we watched a blizzard blow away the spring weather we were having and knew there would probably be a little accumulation this morning. The forecaster said we got 4 inches and our deck said that was about right. It was pretty and knowing that it will be gone soon made it bearable. You could hear the birds singing and the sun was shining so it was a nice day....
Chelsea brought Bryden over and we told him how sunny it was...so he got out the shades.
Mr. Cool.....
We thought he should have his head covered too...

Then G-paw joined him on the playground.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The week in short....

My computer had gremlins this last week and I was without it while it was being repaired. I really missed it but was amazed how much more time I had! I didn't realize how much it sucks me in.
It was a birthday celebration week starting with Cindy, longtime friend from high school and nursing school. Happy Birthday Cindy!!! Then came St. Patty's day and my own leprechan here, celebrated with our friends and neighbors...
Jean, Chelle and Juanita....

at a dinner for Noel's birthday.

Joan knows how to throw a fun party and we had all the traditional St. Patty's day fare...soda bread, corned beef, cabbage, and Baileys!!~!...delicious!!


Happy Birthday Noel!!!

We took baby Bryden too, -now there's a real lucky charm!!!

Later in the week, I babysat, so got out the camera again...and smiled...

This little face just makes me smile!!!

And the week ended with a visit to Emily,....she thought he was a fun toy!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Glorious Spring Day and Wee Ones....

It was one of our first nice warm days this spring so Chelsea and I took Bryden to visit his new cousin Emma. Bailey was excited to see "Baby Bryden" and introduce him to her new sister. Emma was quiet and sweet...she slept most of the time. She had on the hat my sister Lynn knit for her. Thanks, Lynn, it's darling on her! It reminds me of the one my mom made for Bailey...

It was so nice out that we took all the kids outside to watch Bailey play. Here, she is admiring her new chalkwork art that she and Lori had done the day before.

All the girls and Bryden..

Bailey mugging for the family pic...


Daddy is Bailey's entertainment...





Chelsea and Bryden...






I have spring fever because it's so much fun to be with the young crowd!!!

We got home and Bryden just wanted to play more since he lost his new playmates!



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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lookin' for the Next Party....

I apologise for the poor light quality and fuzziness of these pics....I had to do them in "sports mode" on the camera. That was not because we were at a sporting event, but rather watching a boy in high motion!!! Most of the pictures are a blur or a partial face....he will for sure be some sort of athlete in the future!!! Tim and Joni are busy most Sundays doing school work and today was no exception, but they took time off for a few hours today to let us have a dose of Cooper. We went out for a late breakfast and then to a nearby mall with a kids area where he could run off some energy....and that he did!!




I kept thinking about what I could get done in just half a day if I had that energy....

Breakfast started nicely...

and then we were off and running!!!

Joni and Tim get exercise from their personal trainer...



He has imagination that goes on and on.

He says things that just make us laugh!



You can tell when he starts to wear down...

but really.....

he's always looking....

for the next...

Party!!

video(Cooper loves superheros...we asked him his name and he is saying "Peter Parker"...hahahaha!!!)