Monday, June 10, 2013

My Weekend Visit

I officially agree with the majority of people I've heard who have said that being a grandma is the best.

My visit to see the little one was short but sweet, and oh so very worth it.  She's a little beauty with a head full of hair, and she's already as nice as can be. She let all of us pick her up at will, and she looked at us with interest, or fell asleep, never making a fuss about any of it.


Every second of the day was a good one, but the best times were when she would wake up and listen to you cooing at her. There's just something awesome about a little one's intense interest at whatever is going on around her.



It was nice to see her mommy and daddy too.


And my second oldest who flew in as well. There's nothing I like better than being surrounded by my kids (big or small).

When the older two boys get together they still act like kids sometimes (my daughter-in-law is very tolerant). ;) But one of the quieter activities they like to do is watch movies. The oldest put on the Netflix, they selected their show and before long were totally engrossed in it. I thought it was funny that they were all in the same super relaxed position, including the little one who had her arm thrown up in the air like her daddy and her uncle.

They all threw their arms back to watch the movie (or sleep, as the case may be). ;)


My daughter-in-law is a great mommy, just like I knew she would be. And she looks beautiful. You really cannot even tell she just had a little one four weeks ago.

And my son is a great daddy too, like I knew he would be.


Even though he gives me looks like this when I pick up the camera...



And like this one above, when he's changing a diaper (bwuahahhaha), he's obviously terrific with his daughter and his wife. And like always I'm super proud of him. He's got a nice family, and a nice life, and I'm very proud of the role he takes in making sure that happens.

It was the shortest visit we've ever had, but it was just as nice as any other.  I love any chance to see my fam.


My baby with his baby. :)  What an awesome sight for a mom.


My son's awesome wife w/their precious little one.


My second oldest. He's grown now too, but he's still my baby. I'm glad he flew in to visit.


And one more picture of the little one because she's just scrumdiliumptious delicious sweet and wonderful.

I told her mom that you could fly babies home on your lap for free. ;)  She likes me and all, but that suggestion was a no-go. That meant I couldn't take my sweet little granddaughter home, lol, but we'll be back to visit her again soon. Not soon enough, but soon. :)

108 comments:

Sandee said...

There's nothing better than a grand baby. Okay, maybe two grands. I will tell you that the first one will always be the most special. I'm not sure why, but I've heard that over and over. My first is the most special too.

Glad you had a great visit. :)

Kristie said...

What a nice visit! I'm so glad you got to go out to see your new granddaughter. She's beautiful and you definitely have a wonderful family! :-)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Awww, thanks for sharing and congrats! I guess I missed the announcement when she was born. May came up fast - probably not to her mom. She is adorable. Love all the pics.

Raising Reagan said...

She's beautiful Rosey! Yay for being a grandma! I know how you feel because my parents say it all the time! Being a grandparent is the best.

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Janine Huldie said...

Oh Rosey, yay for a great visit and she is absolutely beautiful Rosey. Congrats Grandma!!! :) :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Rosey,she is simply gorgeous! I'm so glad you got to spend some time with your family and see that beautiful bubba!

Almost Precious said...

Congratulations ! Your grandbaby is adorable, what a little sweetheart.

Manzanita said...

Of course, you HAD to go and see your granddaughter. She is so alert and what a lavish head of hair. She'll be tossing that hair about before you know it. A precious little baby.

Jen said...

So adorable!!! :)

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like a great visit indeed, love the diaper face hahaha

Courtney G said...

Oh what a cutie pie:) Love the diaper shot too.

Susan Zutautas said...

How beautiful! The pictures of your sons were priceless too. Had a great laugh especially the one of changing of the diaper.

Stephanie said...

Oh what a beautiful post!! I love that we could see the personality of your babies in the pictures :) Plus your grandbaby is just adorable!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Awww, they look like a happy family. Your granddaughter is adorable!

Lala H said...

oh my golly! she is so soooo cute! Congrats on being a grandma!

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Kristi Maloney said...

Loved these pictures Rosie! Your granddaughter is precious!!! Glad you had a nice visit. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL that look on your sons face with the camera pointing at him is priceless. Your Granddaughter is such a little beauty...

stevebethere said...

Your granddaughter deserves the biggest Awwwww!

What a lovely set of photos Love the look on your sons face changing her nappy LMAO, you all must be over the moon ;-)

Have a fantabulosa week :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie! I wouldn't want to ever put her down! I adore babies with lots of hair. I think it is the cutest thing ever. Love all these photos! I think it's adorable and so sweet when you see a big strong man holding a tiny baby ever so gently :)

Lena said...

She looks just like her Daddy! So cute :)

Katherines Corner said...

Life is good my friend. Love these photos! Grandma is my favorite name. Big happy hugs all around. xo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She is beautiful. So glad you got to visit her.

Joyce Lansky said...

Sounds like a wonderful get together. I was with my family too this weekend. It's always fun.

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Melissa Bo said...

She is so precious! =)
Love the photos!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a lovely beautiful time you all must have had!! I have a 6 week old grand baby..and am loving every minute of it too! Loved seeing your photos. she is beautiful btw...and wow! so much hair!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Beautiful pics Rosie - just beautiful !!!!!
Didn't you want to steal her and take her home ( just for a bit? lol )
XOX

Chatty Crone said...

She is beautiful - gorgeous!!!! congrats. SANDIE

Angie Brewer said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!
I tell everyone there are no words to describe how awesome being a grandma/mamaw is.
You have a beautiful family!
Have a lovely week.

Ann Jones said...

She is beautiful, you must be so proud! Congrats on being a grandma :)

mail4rosey said...

She's pretty darn awesome, I've got to say.

Thanks for the visit, Sandee. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Kristie. She's such a sweetie pie!

mail4rosey said...

May did come fast (but you're right, probably not for her mom ;) ).

mail4rosey said...

And your parents have a gorgeous granddaughter to say that about too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Happy Birthday, Janine!!

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mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Mel. It was an awesome visit. I have a feeling future vacations will center around the D.C. area. ;)

mail4rosey said...

She is such a sweetheart! Thank you for your visit and kind words too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Whew, you made me think of my daughter who was that little not so long ago (even though numbers say 14 years). :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Jen. :)

mail4rosey said...

I told him I had fifty pictures and hardly any smiles. He gave me some big smiles later in the visit...none while diapering. hhahahaha

Thanks for your visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm pretty impressed w/his diaper-duty. If he's got her and she has to be changed, he's right on it. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Susan. He's got a fun sense of humor. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Stephanie. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Karen. They are a happy family, and it's one of my favorite things about them as a couple (and now family of three). :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Lala. She's a doll. :)

Sonya M. Jones said...

OMGEEEE! Rosey she is adorable! Look at those cheeks! Congrats the 2nd time around!

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Kristi! We did have such a nice visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

My second oldest does faces too. I think I may have the camera a little too often sometimes. ;)

mail4rosey said...

We are all pretty much over the moon for her. She's pretty lucky, she's got a lot of people on both sides of her family who love her oodles. :)

mail4rosey said...

Her hair was hilarious, she's got so much of it!! Her daddy did too. :)

Thanks for the visit, Tammy.

mail4rosey said...

Others say that too. I think she does somewhat, but she looks a lot like her mama to me. :)

mail4rosey said...

Life IS good!! And I'm liking that title pretty good myself. ;) Thanks for the hugs & nice words, Katherine. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Lisa.

mail4rosey said...

Orlando? I'm glad you had a fun visit too!

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, she was so tiny!! And cute. :)

mail4rosey said...

Congrats to you on your beautiful new baby too. I read your post about staring at the baby all day, and I can definitely see it happening. :)

mail4rosey said...

I did. I told her mom I'd be happy to take her home w/me but she wasn't going for it at all. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Sandie! :)

mail4rosey said...

I agree, Angie, it's a pretty good job to have. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Ann. It's a pretty great thing over this a'way. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you Sonya. I just saw the title to your last post on G+ and was laughing (I visited it before but visited it again to share it because it was a funny title and a happy ending for your son). :)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

man! What a beautiful baby!!!!!!! Wow!!!! You have a fun family. Congrats on getting to spend time with them all.

Thanks for noticing the fringe shirt and the cute hair on my grandie.

Your granddaughter is gorgeous!

Carla said...

She is so cute.

I think my mom is counting the days until we go see her next month. She's not quite as vocal about how Elliott is the main one she wants to see, as my dad is, but it's still pretty obvious. My dad tells me he can't wait to see Elliott and Snoopie, and that it will be nice to see Carl and me, too. Haha. Elliott is the third grandchild, but the only boy. My nieces have recently become too girly for my dad's taste. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Said one grandmother to the other. :)

Being a grandma totally lives up to the hype. :)

mail4rosey said...

I said, 'this will be our new vacation choice for the next 18 years,' and my son said, 'What we weren't your first choice before the baby?' lolol Of course I make sure I can see my son and his wife as often as possible too (never often enough) but you miss time on a little one and you miss so much between visits!!!

Robin said...

She is the cutest baby. I have no doubt that you will be spending as much time visiting as possible. Who could resist that little munchkin????

Betty Taylor said...

Oh, so glad you got a visit! What a beautiful little one!! My older kids revert to their old days when they get together. They are so adult at other times, but I guess with their siblings they will always be kids.

mail4rosey said...

Not I. Not even a little bit. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I think it's endearing (usually ;) ).

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous photos! Making my day so happy :) xx

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Aww...so precious! All the photos are super sweet and she has such a cute head of hair! Family is so fun - I'm glad you got to spend time with everyone. :)

Gourmet Getaways said...

Aww how proud you mustt be... he does look like a super daddy. Maybe being a grand ma will be good... although I am still too young at 43 ;)

Theresa said...

She is absolutely beautiful Rosey! Look at all her hair! Only 4 weeks old and I swear it looks thicker than mine lol.

Sounded like the perfect trip, even if it was short :)

Lisa Newlin said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful, and so tiny too! And so is your daughter in law! I can't believe she had a baby only 4 weeks ago. Out of the two of us, I'm the one who looks like I gave birth, not her! NOT FAIR!

Your sons are actually lookers too. I'd say you have a beautiful family and I'm so glad everyone could get together. It looks like you guys had a great time.

Colette S said...

Ahh Rosey she, they are all precious!
Gosh I just want to smoochie her too.
Actually I want to smell her mouth. Babies mouth smell so yum!
I'm so glad you got to see them and your other baby came in at the same time.

What a delightful family!

Maria said...

congratulations, rosey! your granddaughter is absolutely gorgeous - so so pretty! all that beautiful hair! oh, I want to snuggle her! congratulations to your son and daughter in law. i'm sure they are madly in love, as are you.
this brightened my night! I've been thinking about you and am glad to be catching up. thank you SO much for all your thoughts and prayers.
they mean so much to me. so so much. xoxox
maria

mail4rosey said...

I liked your Van Gogh puzzle. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Cyndi. She sure does have a head full of hair. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm going to be 43 tomorrow. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Theresa. It was a perfect, albeit too-short-trip. :)

mail4rosey said...

They came to visit a couple of months before she was due and you could barely tell she was expecting. I looked like a house for each of my own. ;)

mail4rosey said...

It was nice to see them all. I can't wait for the others to get to go too. Last day of school is today, woot! :) That'll free up the schedule a little better.

mail4rosey said...

I'm so happy to see you! You're most def. in my thoughts and my prayers. So hoping for everything to be okay with your dad. Many hugs always, but especially right now.

Masshole Mommy said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I love her and I love all your photos. I am glad you finally got to get over and see her and I hope you get to go back again soon!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Robin. It seemed like such a long time to finally get over there! She's one month, one day today. :)

Veronica Lee said...

I'm back, sweetie! Missed ya!

Your grandbaby is super adorable! Love the pics of your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post. Your granddaughter is so beautiful. I thought it was so cute when she had her arm over her head like her dad and uncle.

I love your blog and am now following you from hersexywellness.blogspot.com

Elle

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah, I hope your break was a good one!

mail4rosey said...

I'm following back. Thanks for your visit and your kind words. :)

myshelomitashop said...

adorable Rosey! Soooo adorable!!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, she's a cute little peanut. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love the whole arm thing in tandem with the kids. Too cute! I always notice things like that too. Your grandbaby is beyond precious and what handsome sons you have. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Liz. They made me laugh w/their arm thing going on. I like all the babies around, no matter how old they get. I know you can relate. :)

~ Noelle said...

nothing sweeter than a new baby... LOVE IT...
that photo of the three with of them with their arms up? adorable :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Noelle. They're all keepers. ;) :)

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Beautiful baby. Beautiful family. Congratulations! I can see why you are so proud and so full of love!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Rachel. They're a nice crew. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is great that you had such a wonderful time with your granddaughter, sons and daughter-in-law Rosey! Lovely pictures.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Judy. It was an AWESOME visit!

Melissa Swedoski said...

She's so beautiful and so very sweet. Our first born had a head full of hair as well, and even at 2 1/2 years, I can't bring myself to cut it! You are a lucky mom and grandma! :)

mail4rosey said...

The older two each had their first haircut at 2. ;) Thanks for the nice words. I love being a grandma. :)

Stephanie S. said...

Oh how lovely! Looks like you enjoyed their visit. Great pictures. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Stephanie. We did have a really nice visit!

Juggling Real Food and Real Life said...

Awww......I just had to stop in to see that baby. She is cuter than cute. You are a lucky woman indeed. Such a beautiful family. Your words and pictures brought tiny tears to my eyes as I was thinking of my oldest son who is 20 now. He has a wonderful girlfriend. My Grandma years are within site. I look forward to that day.....after they finish college, of course.

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

I agree with you...being a grandma is the best. It looks like you have a nice family (and what a cute grandbaby). I'm new to your blog, but enjoyed my visit.

Terra H. said...

The baby is absolutely adorable. I loved looking at the pics and seeing how much you admire your family.

mail4rosey said...

I have one who is 20 too, but he's nowhere near getting married time. ;) Thank you for your visit and your kind words.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Gail. I just visited your blog too. :) Happy weekend to you!

mail4rosey said...

I do have a soft spot for each and every one of them. :)