Tuesday, July 26, 2011


There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was...
Still  as cute as cute can be.
(Sorry, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, it just didn't work the way you wrote it.)
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Surprise! Papa's here!

About 2:15 Wednesday morning, Papa came to visit!  Total surprise to me!  I had absolutely no inkling that I would walk downstairs to see his luggage in the living room and then have him pop around the corner!

He came because he missed me, of course, but he was really hoping to see his new grandbaby while he was here.  But, I guess the baby didn't realize that, so Papa had to go back home without meeting him/her.

On Friday, the day before he left, we went up to Estes Park for a family outing and to walk Serena.  Grammie (Serena's mom), Papa, and I explored the town with the grandchildren while Josh and Serena went "hiking". 

As you can see, we have an extra couple of kids.
I brought Meg along and Emily brought her other grandson.
The more, the merrier!

Before we all set out, though, we had a picnic.  We found this lovely little spot next to a church.  It even had a little creek.

Shallah and Papa sharing cookies.

Shallah and Papa have a special thing going.  Before he came, she acted like she loved me.  But one day, I went to get her out of her crib and she hugged her arms around her and said, "I want Papa."  Oh, well.  He's gone now.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I am in Colorado awaiting the birth of my sixteenth grandchild, Josh and Serena's sixth child.  I have made it for every birth so far; I certainly hope I timed it well for this one!

I brought my oldest grandchild with me.  It just seemed like fun for the two of us to go on an little adventure.  But, another very compelling reason was so that my two oldest could spend some quality time together.  They are both the first born with several brothers born after each of them.  They need girl time!

 Meg (l) and Jael (r) rolling cookies.

Ready for Dance Camp

Did you notice they like to dress alike?
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