Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Love you to the Moon and Back Again

I’ve just returned home from helping Uncommon Blonde with newborn Rosebud. Sleep deficiency is an interesting phenomenon… it’s a good reminder for me that all new moms need help. How could I have forgotten that one little 7 pound bundle can keep 3 adults hopping and sleepless?

My grandmother name has been the subject of much discussion over the last few months. I believe it will be Nana, as in rhymes with Sauna. (Not Nana that rhymes with Banana… that name has been claimed.) Of course, she may come up with her very own name but we have to start somewhere. Builderman will be Papa. Nana and Papa love this little girl so much our hearts are overflowing.

We celebrated my Mom’s 80th birthday on Monday with a small dinner party at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. If you’ve never eaten there, it’s a wonderful treat on a special occasion. They serve the best steak I’ve ever had, not to mention the spinach au gratin, sweet potato casserole, chop salad... well, everything they serve is exceptional.

It was a special night with tributes from friends and family that made us laugh and made us cry. (Photos are forthcoming) Some of you might remember we had originally planned a big party. My mother got wind of our plans and firmly cancelled them. She insisted that we’d all be busy with the birth of her first great-grandchild (who was due on the 21st but arrived the 11th) and she didn’t want a birthday party. Mom has a lot of wisdom and my boast is that I’m smart enough to listen to her. It would have been very stressful to be staging a wing-ding of a party in the midst of all that’s involved in caring for a newborn.

I’m looking forward to catching up on everything… including visiting my blog friends.
I have photos of our Rosebud everywhere…


skoots1mom said...


2Thinks said...

Another beauty to add to the gorgeous fam! Congrats over and over. She is so beautiful, she really is.

Saleslady371 said...

She's a beautiful model already. I enjoy hearing all about Rosebud, Nana.

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

What an absolute beauty! Keep those pictures coming--you have a budding Anne Geddes model on your hands there. :)

Uncommon Blonde said...

There are no words to thank you enough ... we love you!!!!!

sara said...

oh she is so beautiful! and what great pictures!!!!

mom's usually are right...aren't they?!

Sylane Mack said...

Okay...I'm crying. Especially after reading Uncommon Blonde's comment to you, her loving mommy.

So awed with the love and beauty that God keeps flowing to this world! Rosebud is clear evidence of that!

So antithetical to what I wrote on today of the ugliness that there is also: "Take Hold of My Head, God! I Want to Slap Somebody!"

Yet, ALL is conquered, ALL is transformed by the eternal, loving Grace and Truth of our Sovereign and Sacrificial Lord Jesus!

Hallelujah for that! Amen!

love and hugs and prayers,

Sheila said...

She is absolutely beautiful....

Protege said...

Ah, what a cutie! The last picture is absolutely adorable!!;))
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.;))xo

Mike said...

Great photos.

Sleep deprived? It's close to 3:00 a.m. right now in my part of the world. Need to make breakfast 4 hours from now.


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Melanie said...

Seriously...she is a beauty!

Rob-bear said...

Interesting note: "How could I have forgotten that one little 7 pound bundle can keep 3 adults hopping and sleepless?"

When our grandson was born, that's basically what our family doc told our son and daughter-in-law, after the said grandson made his safe arrival.

Congrats to the whole family. Do hope you get some sleep, and have lots of fun.

Edie said...

I love all the pictures of your precious little rosebud! Laughed out loud when I saw the one with the pink hat and pompom puppy ears. Absolutely adorable!

heather said...

I love your little graphic. I started telling my Punkin that I loved him to the moon and back before he could talk so that was one of the first things he learned to say to me. Of course as he gets older it's a game to figure out somewhere farther, but he's yet to outdo me! :-)

She's so precious, and you know the photographer i me loves that precious hat!!