Friday, March 5, 2010

Fresh Smiles for Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites is a new (just started today) blog carnival hosted by The Other Mama. I love the theme… it’s open enough to allow room for creativity & randomness. Thanks, Hilary! I've just been introduced to her and I'm charmed.

I was just thinking this morning about how a childlike sense of wonder is one of my favorite things. I just learned today that Rosebud has started waving and clapping this week!! No small accomplishment, as it signals that she’s ready for even more fun with her Nana (me!). A trip south to see her has just gone from important to urgent.

So today, I’m sharing my favorite little person who brings, joy, laughter and a fresh sense of wonder into my life. While I’m speaking about favorites, my daughter, Uncommon Blonde, blogged this week about “Ifs and Whens” and wrote, "I'll focus on what’s good about today. Whether it be tiny smiles, or lunch with a friend - a delicious meal, or a long talk with someone beloved - a favorite tv show or a good laugh -- these are all the gifts of every day that pass us by if we don't stop and unwrap them." Her sentiments make me smile because that's as good a defintion of living with a sense of wonder as I can think of. Here are fresh smiles for Friday:


And since Hilary was sharing about her favorite activity of shopping deals for her children, I have to add that I hit the “FairyTale Sale” last Saturday, which is hosted twice a year by the Seven Chicks and it was so much fun. I bought about 7 outfits and the “Eight Silly Monkeys” book and had a blast.
Life is Good.

12 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

What an adorable baby!

Tami said...

I'm a mother of 4 who has been looking forward to grandchildren for several years. Please note that my oldest is 22 and not married, and my 20 year old daughter is getting married this fall...so I'm really not even that close to having grand kids yet...but I really do think they are going to be one of my very favorite things when it happens. Yours is adorable!!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

That precious little angel is a DOLL! You have to go see her soon. Heck- I might even come down there and crash just to snuggle those cheeks! Oh my word!
So adorable!
And your daughter sounds amazing, as well. Must have a good mama somewhere to thank, right? :)
Can't wait to catch up on panhandle talk. :)

sara said...

oh you so make me want to be a grandmother!!! I can't wait!!!

Angela Pea said...

Well, I'm not quite as anxious as Sara to be a grandmother, but this sweet one could convince me otherwise! She's adorable!

My ADHD Me said...

wow. Sounds to me like Uncommon Blond has her head on straight.

Rosebud.....beautiful.

Eight Silly Monkeys, eh?

Jennifer said...

Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Sweet, sweet pictures!! And your post reminds me of the gratitude journal I started in January. I need to open that thing up again and remember all that I have to be thankful for!

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

I can see why that little face needs a visit from Nana ASAP. She's PRECIOUS! They don't stay little for long enough, do they?

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

What Sara said (except it's waaaay too early for that!). She is just adorable. Thanks for sharing the pictures, friend!

Jenn Calling Home said...

What a precious girl! It would be hard not to have a sense of wonder seeing that beautiful face. What a blessing! Visiting via the Friday Favorites link. :)

Reasons said...

Your love for her is heartwarming.