Sunday, March 29, 2009

Being a Grandma is the Best!

Cute little baby Brighton! He likes to snuggle under your chin, all tucked up!
Shani and Chris and Brighton, a cute little family!

Shani and Heather each holding their babies!

I think Shani looks great considering she went thru hours of labor, and then had a c section!

Well blogger friends, everything about being a grandma is great, except living away from the new little addition! It was so hard to leave and come home and know that the next time I see him he will have changed so much! It is the same intense baby love I felt for my own kids, but with a different twist. He smells so good, snuggles so nice, and makes the funniest faces! Of course he does all the newborn things, party all nite, sleeps all day, wants to eat but doesn't know how, poops all over you, but it is cute, the only time in his life it will be! I am grateful I made it up in time for the labor and the c section. Chris is so tender with Shani and the new baby, it was very sweet to see him take care of her in the hospital. Shani was a trooper and never complained, and is still all smiles even after staying up every nite since she had him! Brighton had a touch of jaundice and had to come home with "lites" to help, he was a glow in the dark baby, but is all better now! We are so thankful for the blessings of increased love and family, and to the Lord for getting our little Brighton safely here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Heidi is 16!

Heidi is the big 1 6! Hard to believe that our baby is this old! She got heart attacked for her b-day, and also went to Bounce U for her big party! All the kids had lots of jump house fun, including me and Christy on the slide! Heidi had so much fun she is covered with bounce burns now! She even went on her first date, scarry!

Still looking for a winner!

We have two winners so far-- Julie and Amy wohoo! I already have an idea in mind for you two girlies, but we need one more. C'mon blogger friends, paying it forward is fun! You can do it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I am a Winner!

I have won a blogging Pay It Forward contest! Wohoo! My friend Rebecca had a Pay It Forward contest on her blog, with the first three commenters winning a gift from her, and the opportunity to continue the contest on! So here are the rules, according to Rebecca:
1. Be one of the first Three (3) bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me. (for myself, I use the word handmade loosely, anything that I make happen, is handmade!)
2. Winners, you must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first 3 bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!
3. The gift that you send to your three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!
4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Post it on your blog; start your own 'Pay It Forward' chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! I will leave a list of names who were the first 3 on my blog as soon as I receive them! I have no clue what it is I will make you, lets see who the winners are first.
--So blogging friends, let the contest begin!! (I can't wait to see what I get from you, Rebecca, the queen of crafts!)