Monday, February 25, 2013

Better at Playing than Photographing

Jackson spent his first night away from home with Mimi & Papa.  We were thrilled.  He didn't know he was staying.  While we were up in the studio playing with water colors and rubber stamps and trying out all my paper cutters, Mom, Dad & Baby Luke slipped away.

He wasn't upset at all and only asked about them 6 or 8 times over the course of the next 24 hours.

In addition to creating art we played with cars and horns and a guitar that I didn't give him at Christmas because it was too loud.  And after a very few minutes, I stashed it away for a future play date.  No way I'd send that home with a new baby in the house; my daughter-in-law would never have forgiven me.

He eats often, but like a bird, so imagine my surprise when he ate my supper after eating his own!  That'll teach me not to plan for the unexpected.  I was told he loves McD's pancakes so I made pancakes yesterday for breakfast.  He ate 2 of the 4 on his plate.  Perhaps they didn't measure up.  Or perhaps it was the fact that he spotted the iPad. 

The photo above was taken after pancakes, with the boys in their pj's, playing with the ipad. 

Don't know why I didn't think to take pictures in the studio, or outside yesterday playing in the sunshine, or during that 45 minute Mr. Bubble bath time fun.  Mimi's got to do better. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Would you believe it snowed at my house all day on Saturday, yet it was just warm enough that it didn't amount to anything.

Oh sure, it was pretty.   And the dogs enjoyed eating it, followed by a fluffing out with the hair dryer.
And some of the kids in the hood threw snowballs and made snowmen, but with hour after hour of flakes, I expected far more accumulation no matter what the weatherman had been telling me for days and days.

Of course if that had happened, I wouldn't have been able to go visit my new grandson on Sunday.  I delivered roasted new potatoes with garlic & olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and sprinkled them with freshly grated parmesan cheese when I pulled them out of the oven.  They were one of the side dishes for my chicken casserole.  They hadn't eaten all day so as soon as I came in the door we were turning on the oven, and in less than an hour, a late lunch/early dinner was on the table, complete with crescent dinner rolls and more.

My mother beat me there by 5 minutes, so I let her hold Luke most of the afternoon.  Seemed only fair since I'd already been to see him twice at the hospital and this was her first visit.

Jackson played with my iPad for a little while, but for once thought playing with all his little cars and trucks was a better idea.  I held the baby for an hour, fed him a bottle and changed his clothes, but his eyes were open less than 5 minutes during my 3-hour visit.  Turns out he doesn't like being naked and screamed his little head off until I got his legs tucked into a clean onesie.  Putting on the t-shirt didn't help at all.  Nope, he had to feel fabric on his little legs before he was convinced he was dressed.  Note to self:  Go buy that boy some of those sweet little gowns with the drawstring bottom for quick changes! 

The girls are coming over Thursday night for a bit of fun in the studio so tonight I'll be putting away a few new CHA purchases that arrived last week.  And tomorrow I'll be planning something fun for us to do during the project portion of our meeting.  Ooh, can't wait.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Jackson...not yet 3

I know you'd rather see art than my grandson, but humor me.

I just got my hands on these and can't help myself.
Aren't his big sisters adorable?

That's Anna on the left and Lydia on the right.


Much better, right?

Little brother Luke is due to arrive tomorrow.

Mimi Linda can't wait!