Oct 102016
 

In the post Zander’s Baby Quilt, I commented that I didn’t have pictures of the Simba and Nala quilt my mother made for Zander. She promptly sent me the pictures she took.

After he unwrapped it, we held it before him and asked if he knew who it was. He flashed a huge, shy smile and said, “Simba.” Later, again smiling, he pointed at the quilt and said, “Lion King.”

I need to stop forgetting my camera. I wish I’d gotten a picture of his reaction to seeing the quilt. It was so adorable.

Sep 262016
 

Apparently, I forgot to post this one. This is the baby quilt my mom made for my grandson, Zander. I love that all the fabrics used in the quilt are fabrics she used to make clothes for my daughter when she was a baby.

I still have all the clothes, except the clothes Zander could wear, and even a couple of outfits she made for me when I was a baby.

I don’t have any pictures of the second quilt she made for Zander, but it was a really cute Simba and Nala quilt. She gave it to him for Christmas and I forgot my camera. ๐Ÿ™

Zander's Baby Quilt

Aug 242016
 

At 2:17 this morning, I became a grandma for the second time!

Alistair Michael was 8 pounds 2 ounces and so quiet, unlike his opera singer big brother, Zander.

Welcome to the world Alistair!

Ok, now I’m officially old?  ๐Ÿ˜›

Alistairs-Birth

May 092016
 

Happy Birthday, Zander!

I can’t believe he’s already two years old! Time passes even faster when you’re a grandparent. I didn’t think it was possible.

It’s not like I wasn’t warned. I know. Shhh… let me have my delusions.

I swear it was just yesterday that he was this little…

Crazy Hair!

 

And now he’s this big…

Zander-Hoodie

Someone invent a machine to stop time already!

And a teleporter while you’re at it. Pwease?

Jan 032016
 

Starting off 2016 sick sucks, but I refuse to take it as a bad omen. Instead, I choose to think my “Christmas cold” has changed to New Year’s flu and I’m alright with that. I’ll take the body aches and fever over a head cold anyway. I’d rather be well on Christmas and not get anyone sick or miss out on the fun. After all, if I was sick on Christmas this year, I would have missed this…

Zander Xmas Bow 2015 - Picture by Sandy

Picture by Sandy

I decided to go ahead a make a New Year’s resolution this year, but it’s the vaguest resolution I’ve made to date. I resolve to do more. Do more things I need to do, more things I want to do and more things I love to do. That means more writing, more blogging, more photography, more reorganizing the house, more gardening, more yard work, more exercise… just more of everything.

To do more, that means I have to do less of a few things. Less time wasting, less eating, less (fewer) distractions. Like many people, I distract myself with Facebook and other social media. YouTube can take hours from my day.  All forms of procrastination I engage in, I aim to identify and aim to do less.

I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I wanted to in 2015, but pushing myself to accomplish a long list of objectives won’t work. If I focus on doing certain things more and certain things less, I think I can accomplish a great deal without the pressure.

So, how about you? Any resolutions for 2016? 

Mar 312015
 

The after bath, crazy hair photo shoot!

Zander’s not feeling well. He picked up some nasty bug that’s going around. Since I’m sick too, with something different oddly enough, I decided to post a few pics while I’m banished to the basement. Being banished to the basement isn’t so bad. I got to play around with pictures!

Nov 062014
 

Every winter for the last several years, I’ve been working on the same blanket. It’s maroon, navy, charcoal and black with a wave design and I’m dying to finish it. It’s huge so it has taken me a long time anyway, but Mister Underfoot makes the process nigh impossible.

Here’s what happens when I try to work on it…

 

If Mister Underfoot could understand everything I wrote for a day, I would tell him that I’m not trying to be cruel, but if he’d just let me finish the blanket he could sleep on it all he wanted!

Someone or something you canโ€™t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?

I’d also tell him that the toilet is pretty easy to learn how to use.

And I’d tell him that the baby isn’t here to take his place and he can stop being a jerk to him. He nips at Zander whenever he gets near and steals his toys. He’s super jealous and thinks everything is his.

The Daily Post – Literate for a Day

Sep 152014
 

I babysat for my grandson for the first time! It was also the first time Mommy and baby were separated for any length of time, but Mommy did very well. She didn’t call to check up once.

It was only for a few hours, but we had some giggly, bubbly fun! This time, I took video!

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