Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Enough love?

Having only had one child (a girl),and then having 1 grandchild (a girl), I always wondered if you could love a second child as much as the first. And then…knowing that the baby was going to be a boy…well, that really threw me for a loop. What would I do with a boy? I only know girls! Well, along came Mr. Mason to show me that my worries were completely unfounded. He completely grabbed my heart strings and never let them go. He is the sweetest, easiest , mellowest (is that a word?) baby ever born. (Hmm, sounds like a proud Grammy, huh?). I don’t think he had a fussy spell (for no reason) the entire 2 weeks I was helping out. I didn’t get many good pictures of him because I had my camera on the wrong setting but here are a few. I’ll take you on a little trip that lasted 2 whole weeks. Seattle visit 147

He was a big baby when he was born and continued eating the whole time I was there. LOL.

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Emma did really well with him. Only threw things at him a couple of times. Tee Hee.

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He only cried once while being bathed. Check out Emma in the background. She was drinking water out of one of his bottles with…a straw!

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I think Mommy has had enough of Emma’s help right here.

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So, I told you that I was taking a shuttle from Bend to Portland. Here we are at a potty stop.

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And then I took Amtrak from Portland to Seattle.

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I like taking the train. It’s much more relaxing than a plane and the seats are bigger too. YaHoo.

The day after I arrived we took Emma for a haircut. Whenever her Mommy told her that Grammy was coming, she’d then say, “and then I can get a haircut?”.


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And… after.

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The weather was absolutely perfect while I was there so we got to play outside. Not always something you can do in Seattle.

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And all the while….Mason slept!

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Remember the “tapes” (capes)? Well, I let Emma choose which one she wanted. She decided immediately that she wanted the lavender one. That meant that the glittery butterfly one was going to Kayden. Guess what? After Kayden got hers….Emma decided she wanted the glittery one after all. Hmm…what to do? NOTHING! We ignored her. LOL

She loved playing with Kayden’s dress up clothes tho.

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And here’s Kayden wondering if those shoes are staying or going?

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Another day we went to the beach near their house and Emma and her Daddy did their favorite thing…throw rocks.

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And find the ickiest things in the sand. (cigarette butts and gawd knows what else).

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The little princess teaching a class!

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And eating her veggies!

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So, all in all, I had a great visit. Obviously there are more pictures of Emma since she “does things”. LOL There’s no doubt in my mind now that my heart is big enough for 2 wonderful grandchildren…even a boy!

*A note to all of you who commented on my posts while I was away. I had some real issues with my e-mail and couldn’t reply. I finally figured it out when I got home, but I want you all to know that I read and appreciated all your wonderful comments and thoughts.*

Hugs, Anne


Sue said...

That was sure fun! Your grandbabies are so adorable! I'm glad you were able to get away and have some fun with them!
Have a blessed 4th of July!

Denise said...

I only do girls too! But maybe someday I'll be lucky like you and have a grandson! :-) Love seeing the pictures!

KC Quilter said...

Ohmigosh,,,you are a lucky lucky woman!!!!

Yvette said...

Thank you for sharing your grandbabies with us. You are going to love having a baby boy in the family. I know I love mine. I'm the opposite, not sure what I would have done with girls. LOL!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Adorable! They are so cute and sweet. What fun you must have had :o)

Pat said...

They are both adorable. I am sure that you had fun. Hope you get to see them again soon.

Crispy said...

Oh your grandbabies are just wonderful!!! Just wait, Mason will show you the difference between boys and girls....boys are naturally more busy, so watch out for those times he gets really quiet...he'll probably be doing something he shouldn't LOL.

My niece takes her son to that same kid's beauty shop. Those hairdressers are saints :0)


yellowfarmhouse said...

Adorable pics of those sweet peas - yes your heart is always big enough to love them all. Mr. Mason is precious. Got your mojo back Ms. Anne :)

Hugs - karen

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures of your grandbabies Anne, thank you for sharing! They are absolutely adorable!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Anne the kids are just adorable. That Emma is precious. Your daughter looks just her momma.
I loved the bathing pictures while Emma was drinking the water. lol
Great pictures. I'm glad you had a good time.How could you not?

Carol said...

Oh Anne what a wonderful visit. You know I felt the same way before Camden was born...I only had one, and that was a boy and then the first grandchild was a boy...I only do boys, what was I going to do with a girl...I figured it out and oh how I love it. We sure are lucky gals! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures.

Kaaren said...

Thanks for the virtual journey, Anne. It was like being there with you. Beautiful grandbabies!

And what can I say about Mason...typical male, sleeping through it all! (wink)

Carrie P. said...

Your grandchildren are little darlings. Love the picture of your granddaughter in the shoes. Brings back memories of my own daughter playing dress up.

Lorraine said...

Mason will have loads of fun with his big sister..she is quite the little princess....very cute!! Love the chairs at the salon....great idea to keep the little ones "entertained" while they have their hair cut...great pics and looks like a wonderful time with the grandbabies.....!

Darlene said...

I can well imagine how much fun you had with Emma, Mason, your DD and DSIL - lots of memories to make you smile when you least expect it. :-) Mason is cute as a button and Emma is a doll baby!

PamKittyMorning said...

Looks like you had a wondeful time! xo

Nadine said...

Welcome back! Such cuties....hope I get to meet them next week!

Gwendie said...

What a wonderful trip and beautiful grandchildren! I have three granddaughters and another of an unknown sex is expected in Dec. I just know it will be a boy so I really enjoyed your post.

emma said...

good job, grammy! we can't wait to see you...only 3 more days! xoxo emma and mason

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such a blessed Grammy!!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had some fantastic grammy time! Isn't it amazing how there's always room for more love? I remember wondering if I could possibly love my second baby as much as my first -- that seems so silly now!

Libby said...

Precious *s*

Julie in the Barn said...

Aahh...so cute. You are going to have so much fun "learning" about little boys. It's a whole different world!

Kathie said...

oh my he is a beautiful baby
, your one lucky grandma, they are both just adorable.
I love that age Emma is now and her red "dorothy" shoes as we called them great picture!
thanks for the little show of your 2 weeks....sure hope you get another week with them real soon.

MARCIE said...

What a darling collection of action shots! Don't they make our life complete? Even the boys! haha!

Rustic Country Handcrafts said...

I wondered the same thing after my first "miracle" grandson was born. Then came my second grandson and then a granddaughter, now another granddaughter on the way. I think God gives us an abundance of love for anything that comes our way.

Your little ones are precious. Enjoy them all you can. They are the best gift!

Rustic Country Handcrafts

Janet said...

I'm going to be doing what you are next month. After 3 girls the next is a boy. My DD said the same thing, I don't know boys, lol. Thanks for sharing them.

Candace said...

Goody - and you get to do it all over again...fun, fun, fun :>)
Mason is absolutely the cutest little baby - and you can tell Emma I think she's just as cute!

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, your grandbabies are absolutely delicious! i have 3 granddaughters...i wondered, too, if i had enuf love to go around when my grandson was born...you better believe it! those little boys just capture a grandma's heart! ♥