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


  1. Hey sweet Grandma Shelia;

    Looks like that head of yours is still in the clouds. Well, I will let you in on a secret......that's where it will be from now on....tee hee hee!!!! Isn't life GRAND!!!!!

    I know you just had the bestest time playing with baby Carter! And I know for sure your daugther was loving every second of you being there to help out!!!!

    BTW.....your daughters house is darling!

    One more thing.....Close to You is the song I used to sing to Reid when he was a teensy weensy!!

  2. Dear Shelia,
    Your sidebar pics are great!!!
    This is a treat to see new pics of your sweetie with her Grandparents.

    Being a Grandma is wonderful.
    Have a blessed Easter!

  3. Great photos! Sounds like heaven to me..

  4. Glad you are home....she is a sweetie....when will you get to see her again??

  5. Oh she is so precious and love the one of her laughing at you. Way toooooooo cute. Your daughters home is gorgeous. I am so thrilled for you and know you had a wonderful time. Being a grandma is indeed the greatest thing. Hugs, Marty

  6. Carter is as cute as a button! Precious smile! I think you'll be racking up lots of frequent flyer miles going back to visit often!!


  7. Oh my such sweetness! Your daughter's home is so lovely! Enjoy every minute of your grandmotherness!

  8. What a nice home for a young couple and cute dogs. I have been thinking about you..bet you've been singing to Carter..bet she loves music. She is so sweet and cute! I go and help too at these times..it's a lot of work too. Waiting to see more...Come say hi :D

  9. I've enjoyed your posts about your new grandaughter! Congrats! She is adorable! Although I'm not a grandma yet (nor will I be in the immediate future), I can tell by the excitement you convey that it is something I will cherish one day. Thanks for sharing pics of your daughter's home as well - lovely!


  10. Oh, how sweet that baby is. She already knows to smile for the camera. I like the three generations powder room pic. It looks like the white doggy is going to wake up with a kink in his neck. Your daughter's home is beautiful.

  11. Granny your going to spoil her...thats the fun isn't it.She looked like she was laughing and so young.I liked the new pictures you put on the side bar....and I like your daughters table.God Bless Trish

  12. She's darling, sugar, just darling! I canNOT wait until Miss "A" gets here in 2 months. I've already made her 5 pairs of little shoes and a blessing dress. Love Bunny says she'll never be able to wear all those clothes before outgrowing them. Who cares? They're cute anyway. You are sooooo lucky to have a new baby, sweet chick. I'm so jealous we have to wait.

  13. I have to say, I was a little envious when I saw that laundry room, mine is in the garage :-) Your daughter has a very nice home, and that sweet granddaughter of yours, well, she's stealing all of our hearts!

  14. Oh Shelia, Carter is just so cute and precious. You are going to miss that little girl. Do you skype? You need to learn if you don't yet so you can see her everyday. I saw my little Nathan today and he is not so little anymore, lol! His cheeks are so chubby and his legs, OMG! I think they're almost as big as mine, lol! I love your daughter's house. It looks very comfy and very neat. Welcome back, grandma!...Christine

  15. This is my first visit back since you became a grandma. I'm glad that everything turned out so well for your daughter and she now has that beautiful baby girl!

    Looks like Carter is off to a good start with her loving family... especially the doting grandma!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  16. You are so lucky to have Carter and she is so lucky to have such a wonderful loving family and I am sure you will all get so much enjoyment from each other.

    Blessing to you all at Easter.

    Jackie in UK.

  17. Daughter is definitely not frou frou like us...I don't believe I saw one rooster in the lavendar kitchen! Seriously, she has a lovely home and Carter is just precious. I also love the new photo on your sidebard of the 3 generations in the bathroom!

  18. Oh Sheila! I'm so happy for you!!! I haven't been around much so I missed the birth! I remember when you announced the pregnancy! And I love that she's already a bathroom diva!!! A lady where I work at Curves was commenting that newborns were just not cute....I begged to disagree with her! and here's the proof! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  19. I KNOW how excited you are to be a grandmother. Carter is just beautiful and I love her over on your sidebar. Your daughters' home looks beautiful. I bet you are already counting the days till your next trip. I remember my parents making a trip every month for the first few years. Mom wanted to MAKE SURE Lexi knew who she was.♥

  20. Happy Happy Grandmahood! Carter is such a cutie -- I do believe she has your smile! She's smiling because she has such a wonderful grandma and grandpa....and lives in such a cheerful home...and has two ponies to ride (er....dogs) and knows that everybody loves her bunches! I remember how I would just cry buckets whenever we had to leave Atlanta after Stella Grace was born...I still hate to wave good-bye...but it does get easier. Enjoy these precious times!

  21. Little Carter is beautiful!!! The purple kitchen is wonderful...I wish I was brave enough to do that!!!

  22. Hi Shelia: Oh, your grand-baby is so cute. I am happy to know you enjoyed your 2 weeks with her. I can imagine it is a lot of work but it is work you don't mind doing. I look forward to more pictures of her and of course your beautiful home. Your daughter does have a lovely home too and yes she certainly does look organized. I like that! Thank you for your comments yesterday and do try the banana bread cookies, I think you will like them. Have a wonderful day. Deb

  23. Hi Grandma Shelia; You are really getting hang of being a Grandma.... Carter is so beautiful,, and what a gorgeous smile she has..... I think she loves her Grandma singing to her.... your daughter has a lovely home.... have a great week, and weekend....


  24. Hello Dear Grandmother. I've just discovered your lovely blog, now featuring the sweet new baby. I shall return.


  25. Hi Sheila,
    Glad you are home safe and sound. Your daughter has a beautiful house. The piece of furniture she stores her china in is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your granddaughter, the pictures made me smile!

  26. Hi Shelia
    Oh what sweet pictures of your little grandbaby...she is really adorable. I can see and feel how very proud you are...both of you. It is a wonderful feeling isn't it?
    It was so nice to see your daughter's home too. She sure is organized.

    Happy Easter Shelia if I don't see you before.

  27. 2 weeks sure does go by fast! i LOVE that drying rack! I want one! lol.
    love your daughter's home. I like they way she decorates.

  28. Thank you for your prayers Sheila. Have a blessedly beautiful Easter.


  29. Oh my word Pickle!!! I could just reach thru this screen and kiss those sweet little cheeks clean off that precious dumpling!!!! She is beautiful and ohhh how I loved seeing the pics and the one of you on the side bar holding her...you are just glowing girl!!!! A bathroom diva already..is she potty trained also!!! lol Daughter's house is beautiful and lordy that laundry room!!!!! When I saw the hoosier cabinet my heart stopped for a minute...ohhhh glory!!!! I so enjoyed my visit here today girl...you take care and have a wonderful Easter sweet friend!! ~Picket~

  30. Howdy Sheila
    Blessings to you seeet lady .
    Oh my goodness I know it is wrong to envy someone but oh that precious one makes it hard not to !
    Thank you so much for sharing your miracle with us .
    I am truly thrilled for you .
    I did really good as I was reading but when you boke out in song I have to admit this cowgirl went from happy tears to joyful sobbing .
    I do tend to give all I've got :)
    Take care sweet lady and have a truly blessed Easter.
    Until next time
    Big hugs
    Happy Trails

  31. She is beautiful!! Stop by I am hosting an Anniversary Giveaway:)

  32. Oh Sheila,
    She is so darn cute! I think she looks a bit like her Grandma, don't you? Your daughters home is lovely, it was fun seeing the pics. Hugs, Cindy

  33. That Carter girl is getting more beautiful by the day. She is so full of wonderfulness that it shows in every photo.
    NOW...I am IN LUV with your daughter's home. So neat, clean looking...NO CLUTTER...it makes me want to throw everything out and start all over...but...not today! :))

  34. Oh, Shelia, Carter is beautiful ... what a beautiful smile of joy. How blessed you all are ...

    Happy blessed Easter!
    Hugs, Marydon


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