Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Grandma in Action

Hello, Dear Ones! Most of you know we've just had our first darling grandchild ~ a little girl...

Carter Ashlan...our little darling!

Just so you'll know, we're home now and I'm a little sad having to leave our daughter and son-in-law and especially our little precious Carter. But we were able to spend two weeks and I helped out as much as I could...cooking, cleaning, changing diapers...you know ~ Grandma stuff. Isn't that the neatest little contraption? All the baby things have changed so much since I had my babies, but I was learning.

Like I said, I peeled fruit ~ that's cooking, right? :) No, no, I really did cook nutritious meals for my family! Yes, I did!

Tended to my two granddogs. They were exhausted visiting us and learning to be a good dog brother and dog sister to little Carter. The chocolate lab is named Finnley and the grayish one is named Zoe. Did I say they were exhausted? :) Being a dog brother and dog sister is very hard work you know!

I thought I would show you some photos of Dear Daughters house. A friend had taken these with a wide lensed camera and they seem a little blurry. Here's the living room. Dear Daughter decorates so completely different than me. I'm rather froo froo and I think she's a little craftsman style. Is there such a thing? She got the coffee table in England when they lived there and it's as long as a bed.

Here's her little galley kitchen. Yes, it's purple and wakes you up in the morning. She is just so organized and keeps everything in it's place so cooking in here was not hard. I think she could work as a professional organizer. She didn't get this talent from me! :)

The top photo is her dining room. Their next door neighbor in England made the table and bench for them. Well, as you see over the French doors there are some transferware plates. We both agree transferware is the bomb! :)

The bottom photo is their laundry room and it's big! See the great Hoosier cabinet there? I love that piece and it holds her wedding crystal and fancy dishes plus all her baking appliances.

The weather was so nice while we were there and I took little Carter outside a few times so she could get an early start to work on her baby tan! Now you know I'm kidding! :)

Dear Daughter has a green house and a green thumb! I'm so proud of her. As a little girl, she used to help me plant flowers and work in the flower beds, but I never grew any veggies. She has surpassed her Mom and grows so many things from seed. She has some lettuce growing in there planted from seed. I was just so impressed.

Dear Ones, thank you for all your sweet comments about our little grand daughter. She is doing well and I want to thank you for your prayers! I know this photo is a little blurry but just had to share it with you and let you see some of the fun little Carter and I were having. I was beginning to teach her some songs and she thought my songs were funny! :) Oh, to be a grandma! I am lovin' this stuff!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Close To You

Why do birds suddenly appear?

Everytime you are near

Just like me they long to be

Close to you

Why do stars fall down from the sky?

Everytime you walk by

Just like me they long to be

Close to you

On the day that you were born

The angels got together and decided

To create a dream come true

So they sprinkled moondust in your hair

Of gold and starlight in your eyes of blue

That is why all the girls in town

Follow you all around

Just like me

They long to be

Close to you
~sung by The Carpenters